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Anorexia almost killed me: Troian Bellisario


London: Actress Troian Bellisario says her battle with anorexia almost killed her and there was a point in her life where she was just eating 300 calories a day. The “Pretty Little Liars” star says she is now ten years in recovery, reported Contactmusic.

“There is a part of my brain that defies logic. Once, it completely convinced me I should live off 300 calories a day, and at some point, it told me even that was too much. That part of my brain is my disease, and there was a time when it had absolute authority over me,” Bellisario says.

“It almost killed me, and you can see that even though I have lived in recovery for ten years now, it still finds loads of fun, insidious ways to thwart me to this day. It was a difficult journey finding my way back to health. Through hard introspection, intense medical and mental care, a supportive family, friends, and a patient and loving partner, I survived, which is rare.

“But I don’t want to just survive that part of my life. I want to create in rebellion. I want to stop looking at the clocks.”