Jinger Duggar admits she tried ‘extreme dieting’ & ‘had to be skinny’ as she battled ‘eating disorder’

JINGER Duggar admitted she tried “excessive weight-reduction plan” as she battled with an “consuming dysfunction.”

The mother of two obtained candid about her struggles and revealed she felt she “needed to be skinny” when she was a teen.


Jinger Duggar bravely opened up about her previous battleCredit: Instagram
The star said she had 'wrestled' with body image in the past


The star stated she had ‘wrestled’ with physique picture up to nowCredit: Instagram

Jinger, 27, opened up in regards to the struggles she had confronted up to now and admitted she had solely instructed her mother and husband Jeremy Vuolo about all of it.

The actuality star obtained actual about her physique picture in an interview with Us Weekly

She stated: “For me, the wrestling was with my weight and my physique picture, despite the fact that I used to be very in form and I didn’t must drop some pounds. 

“I felt like I wanted to; as a 14-year-old woman, I used to be actually wrestling with that. 

The subject is a sensitive subject for the mom of two


The topic is a delicate topic for the mother of twoCredit: TLC
Jinger said she had only confided to her mom about how she was feeling


Jinger stated she had solely confided to her mother about how she was feelingCredit: US Weekly

“I believe on this tradition round us, there’s a lot discuss what true magnificence is and what we’re outlined by — if it’s by how we glance, how we have been raised or how standard we’re, no matter these issues could also be.”

Jinger revealed that beforehand solely Jeremy and mother, Michelle Duggar, had been conscious of her struggles.

She stated: “I talked to Jeremy. He is aware of about that, in fact, from day one and my mother, however I believe simply these [issues] that I had, I wished others to have the ability to see that they’re not alone and that there are solutions for that. 

“And you don’t need to really feel like you need to measure as much as a sure normal of magnificence or persona or no matter it could be, however [it’s about] simply accepting who you have been made to be.”

Jinger has a supportive husband in Jeremy Vuolo


Jinger has a supportive husband in Jeremy VuoloCredit: Instagram

The actuality star additionally admitted within the interview that being below scrutiny, she nonetheless finds herself questioning her weight at instances. 

She stated: “I believe it’s one thing that I really feel like I’ve actually simply discovered my id in Christ and, like, realizing, ‘OK, I don’t need to measure up.’

“There are days the place I really feel like it would come up in my thoughts for a second, but it surely’s not one thing that I wrestle with each day. 

“I imply, all people will look within the mirror sooner or later and say, ‘Oh, like, I really feel horrible.’ Or if I’ve [been] consuming tremendous unhealthy, like, ‘I do know, OK. I simply obtained to get again on observe.’”

Jinger said she would have a very small breakfast


Jinger stated she would have a really small breakfastCredit: Instagram @jingervuolo

Jinger’s sister Jessa just lately praised her for talking candidly about her consuming dysfunction battle.

The expectant mother applauded Jinger for “sharing her wrestle” with a view to assist others.

The DuggarsSnark Reddit account shared a video of Jessa telling Jinger: “You opening up together with your journey, with like consuming dysfunction. I do know that is one thing mother struggled with as nicely…

The reality star is feeling better now


The actuality star is feeling higher nowCredit: Instagram

“I’ve recognized so many individuals which have had that wrestle. I believe it is nice to only be open and share that wrestle and that journey and the way G-d introduced you thru that. And I do know that might be an enormous encouragement to so many individuals…

“I simply loved studying extra of your perspective. I knew that was one thing you struggled with in your teen years… It was simply a lot extra depth and like how the Lord introduced you thru.”

Jinger and Jeremy, launched a brand new ebook, The Hope We Hold: Finding Peace within the Promises of God, on May 4.

Ahead of the ebook launch, Jinger revealed there have been factors throughout couple’s courtship when she wasn’t sure they had a future together.

Jinger had her husband to support her


Jinger had her husband to assist herCredit: TLC

The 27-year-old shared: “There have been some ups and downs in that point, and … at one level I form of froze, and I used to be like, ‘Do I wish to do that?’”

She discovered it exhausting to deliver up these painful recollections, admitting: “That was one thing for me that was actually robust. I don’t like to consider that day,” the TLC star stated. 

 Jinger and Jeremy are mother and father to Felicity, two, and child Evangeline Jo.

Jessa Duggar praises sister Jinger for being ‘so open’ about her consuming dysfunction battle and ‘sharing her wrestle’

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