Tampa Anchor Opens Up About Eating Disorder

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

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Good Day Tampa anchor opened up about her struggle with an eating disorder that forced her into depression for years.

Jennifer Epstein got into detail about her story on Facebook yesterday.

“I suffered in silence for over a decade. For as long as I can remember I had an unhealthy relationship with food. The older I got, the worse it became,” she said.

Epstein explained how her eating disorder took over her life.

“I was either restricting, overexercising, or bingeing and purging. I wanted to stop, but I just couldn’t. I hated myself for what I thought was my lack of willpower. I started using alcohol and other substances to numb my pain. The more I acted out, the more I felt empty and depressed; my life was unmanageable.”

The post marker seven years since her recovery.

“I learned to love myself again, to live one day at a time, and to see life through grateful eyes and a loving heart.”

Epstein started at WTVT in 2006 as a traffic reporter.