Jackie Goldschneider recently shared an update about her ongoing recovery from an eating disorder.
“I’m about six or seven months really in [recovery] now,” The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member shared with Page Six. “I have expanded to a team, instead of just the one therapist. So I speak to my therapist twice a week, I speak to a medical nutritionist once a week, and I have a women’s wellness physician.”
“I’m learning how to eat normally and intuitively, and I’ve put on weight,” she continued, adding that she is “not allowed to get on the scale.”
On the February 22 episode of RHONJ, Jackie revealed in a consultation meeting at The Renfrew Center that her fingertips occasionally “go numb”, she’s “always cold,” and she has a “really slow heart rate.” Now, she told Page Six, she is “out of the danger zone in terms of health problems.” Page Six reports that for Jackie, that “danger zone” also included “decreased organ function and a heart that was ‘not operating’ at full capacity,” as well as “‘very low’ blood pressure, estrogen levels, and iron levels.”
Jackie showed an important moment in her recovery process on RHONJ‘s April 5 episode, when she ate ice cream for the first time in nearly two decades during an outing with her kids. “This first bite of ice cream was really the first bite of anything I’ve had in the last 18 years that deviated from the rules of how I’m allowed to eat,” she said in the preview clip above. “I kind of feel like I’m walking off of a cliff. There’s a lot of competing voices in my head telling me, ‘Stop now,’ ‘Stop after three bites,’ and I just kept going.”
“I know it’s such a small thing for so many people, but for me, this was a real turning point,” she shared. “I ate more ice cream than I have in my entire adult life and enjoyed my time with my kids. I’m proud of myself.”
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