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"Real Estate Wars" star Hoda Hajirnia joins The Doctors to discuss the eating disorder that consumed the Bravo star since high school.
When she was a teenager, she battled with anorexia and at one point she says she was only consuming water and lemon. Her weight dropped rapidly and her loved ones became concerned for her.
When confronted by her family, she was given the choice of either getting help or eating. She chose to begin eating, but then she began purging and her eating disordered transitioned into bulimia. She says that at one point in her struggle, she was binging and purging up to 10 times in a day. During her senior year, she had lost 40 pounds only weighing a mere 87 pounds.
"I just know I put them through so much pain and I had no control in fixing it," Hoda says on how her eating disorder affected her family. Looking back to the time when she weighed just 87 pounds, Hoda says, "It got to the point that I knew if I continued, I would die."
Hoda says she has found that working out and exercise, something she does 5 to 6 times a week, is the number one way she has managed to control her eating disorder. She also credits her career ambitions for keeping her on track.
ER physician Dr. Travis Stork adds,"[Eating disorders] can be deadly. There are so many resources out there, do not wait until it is too late." See more of Hoda on "Real Estate Wars," which airs Thursday at 10 PM on Bravo.
If you or someone you love is struggling with an eating disorder, please contact the National Eating Disorders Association.