Jackie Goldschneider is opening up about how extended time at home is impacting her ongoing struggle with food.
"Most of you know from the show that I’ve struggled with an eating disorder, but during the worst years of it, I lived a total nightmare that I never thought I’d see the other side of," The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member captioned an Instagram photo of a PEOPLE article titled "29 Stars Who Battled Eating Disorders — and Came Out Stronger" that features a previous interview she did with the magazine. "I still struggle with food, and being home all day with a house full of food and endless time has made me fight off demons from my past. I would never go back, but the struggle doesn’t go away."
"I am so proud to be on the other side of the worst of this disease," she continued. "I am so honored to be included in this article."
Last year, Jackie spoke to The Daily Dish podcast about her frustration over her castmates' comments about her hesitation to snack while on the group's trip to Jamaica last season. "I feel like people are always watching what I'm eating because — and let me tell you how many times I've been out to dinner with other women where they're like, you know what? I'm just not hungry tonight; I'm just going to drink. And, like, I never question it," she said. "Like, there are times you're just not hungry."
"I eat enough for my body, but I'm not a huge snacker, and just because you're sitting in front of, you know, between meals, in front of a whole load of snacks and you're picking... if I'm not, it doesn't mean that I have an eating disorder," she continued. "And that's why I'm always defensive, and that's why I'm always — I always feel watched. And, you know, at some times, it's really uncomfortable for me."
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