Tracey Gold's Extreme Diet Story: 'Growing Pains' Producers Tell Her to Lose Weight
It was a diet that began with compliments and then spun out of control. Tracey Gold shares her story with Anderson about what lead her to suffer from years of anorexia.
"Growing Pains" producers asked Tracey to lose weight. After seeing an endocrinologist, she chose a short-term and extreme weight loss diet of approximately 500 calories a day.
She says after such a dramatic initial weight loss and receiving so many compliments, it messed with her head.
"It really made me feel like, 'Did I look that bad before? Were people talking behind my back? Was my perception of myself wrong?' I never wanted to be anyone's fool again," says Tracey.
She then decided she needed to control this, her weight, and her diet spun out of control.
In this clip, Tracey explains what happened to Anderson...
Tracey is now reaching out and helping women one-on-one battling anorexia in Lifetime's new series, "Starving Secrets." To find out more about the show, go to MyLifetime.com. "Starving Secrets" premieres December 2.