Nicole Scherzinger takes pride in her recovery from bulimia. And although pushing herself to go to the gym can be challenging when she’s busy, Nicole credits exercise along with a healthy diet for helping her achieve health and happiness, reported E! News.
“[Exercise] changes everything about how I approach my day and helps me go about life with confidence—that’s the main reason I do it. It gives me clarity and makes me feel stronger.”
“It’s not so much for the physical and vanity side of it. I do it more for the emotional and mental strength it gives me.”
A former member of the Pussycat Dolls, Nicole is staying with the cat theme for her career by starring as Grizabella in a London-based revival of Cats, which requires her to perform six days each week.
With her eating disorder history, Nicole is careful to make time for herself, emphasizing that heading to a health club has become a necessity instead of an option in her life.
“Healthy for me means a healthy mind, that everything else becomes aligned — the mental, physical, spiritual … everything. Being happy means having balance, being creative and finding peace,” reflected the singer/actress.
However, she also tries not to become obsessive about exercising daily or stressing about weight loss and weight gain.
“I’m like any woman, my weight fluctuates up and down. I have good days and bad days. For many years I worked out every single day, but now I’m in my thirties [and] it’s like pulling teeth. I gotta make myself workout — you need to find that balance.
Living in London, however, has created extra challenges when it comes to Scherzinger’s diet, reported the Irish Examiner.
“I’m going to turn into a cup of tea and a curry by the time I leave London! I eat differently in the UK from when I’m in LA.”
“Over there, I’m happy eating a kale salad and sushi rolls but with this weather I’ve been eating a lot of curry. I do miss the sun in LA, but London inspires me in a different way. It’s like being in a movie.”
Although she tried to hide her eating disorder for years, Nicole now feels that being open gives her an opportunity to help others, as she discusses below.
“For anyone who has shared an addiction or condition, it’s a very shameful thing and it’s a dark place. Let’s use it for a positive.”
“You feel so alone and feel like no one else in the world can relate and it’s embarrassing when you take everything in the world and in your head out on yourself.”
As the Inquisitr reported, Nicole isn’t the only celebrity to talk candidly about battling an eating disorder. Lady Gaga confessed her own struggles with her weight, also choosing to do so in an attempt to help others with a condition such as bulimia or anorexia.
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