Jackie Goldschneider is struggling with her eating disorder recovery journey, as she is anxious to know how much weight she’s gained and worried about gaining too much weight. She has mostly recovered but still has 25% of old habits that she is scared to let go of, and is advised against weighing herself by her therapist. Goldschneider credits the Real Housewives of New Jersey for helping her recover from her health struggles.
Jackie Goldschneider is ready to take a big step in her eating disorder recovery journey and is currently dealing with her unhealthy relationship with the scale.
Jackie Goldschneider Says She’s Ready to Take a Big Step in Her Eating Disorder Recovery Journey
Jackie Goldschneider, from the Real Housewives of New Jersey, recently revealed on the Monday, January 8, episode of Jana Kramer’s “Whine Down” podcast that she has not weighed herself since May of 2021. Although her doctors believe it would be a “horrible idea” for her to do so, Goldschneider mentioned that she has been contemplating getting back on the scale. She explained that she has been having conversations with her dietician and therapist about it and is “scared to let go” of the old habits that make up about 25 percent of her recovery journey, saying that she is “scared of gaining too much weight” if she lets go of certain habits. Despite this, she assured that she is no longer anorexic and does not restrict herself like she used to.
Regarding her recovery from her eating disorder, Goldschneider has been enjoying other aspects such as trying new foods for the first time, given that she started dieting when she was in high school. These new experiences have been emotional, with her getting emotional after eating a tuna fish sandwich and expressing that certain foods she expected to love were just “OK.” She also credits the Real Housewives of New Jersey show for playing a crucial role in her recovery, as it held her publicly accountable and she believes she would not have recovered on her own.
Since she joined RHONJ during season 9 in 2018, Goldschneider has been candid about her eating disorder experiences. She feels it’s important to talk about it as it could help others and make them feel like they’re not alone. In an excerpt from her book “The Weight of Beautiful,” Goldschneider describes a confrontation with her RHONJ costars about her eating disorder, where she reveals she wasn’t ready to let go of anorexia, as it was the only thing that gave her control in her life. If you or someone you know struggles with an eating disorder, visit the National Eating Disorders (NEDA) website or call their hotline at (800) 931-2237 to get help.