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Gabourey Sidibe Weight Loss Journey: 'Precious' Star Reveals Bulimia And Suicidal Issues

Update Date: May 04, 2017 04:14 AM EDT
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Actress Gabourey Sidibe poses for a photo with a copy of her new book 'This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare' during an in-store appearance at Barnes & Noble Union Square on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo : Getty Images / Jemal Countess)

Gabourey Sidibe's weight loss journey is the proof that the breakout star has come along way since making her Hollywood debut. Read on for more details.

The 33-year-old actress has starred in countless movies and TV shows. She is currently one of the cast members of the musical soap opera drama, "Empire" on Fox. Now, she even released her own brand-new memoir.

Gabourey Sidibe Talks About Bulimia And Suicide

Sidibe worked on a collection of essays that shed light on her journey towards weight-loss, stardom, and so much more. She also opened up regarding her previous battle with an eating disorder and a mental health issue. She joins other notable celebs who had shared their experiences of having depression and other issues.

Sidibe realized that her problem is something she cannot solve by herself. She felt thankful towards a doctor who helped her throughout her struggles.

"I just accepted depression as something that’s part of my anatomy; it’s part of my chemistry, it’s part of my biology,” Sidibe admitted to People. "For years, I have not felt that way. But if I ever do, I just have to remember to do the things that make me feel good as opposed to the things that make me feel bad.”

Gabourey Sibide On Her Weight Loss Journey And Body Image

Last year, Gabourey Sidibe made a huge step in her weight-loss journey to focus on her well-being. She underwent a laparoscopic bariatric surgery after learning about her Type 2 diabetes. She did not tell her family or her "Empire" team immediately, but it felt it was something that she needed to do on her own.

Sibide explained about the "Mind Your Own Body" (MYOB) chapter from her memoir. She told NPR it really defined her outlook in life. According to her, no one has the right to make comments or stare at your body because it yours alone.

"I am plus-size, I have dark skin and I am 100 percent beautiful, but I get a lot of flak." Sidibe said. "People do this to me. ... People staring at me. But also, this has been my body since I was 5ish, you know? It's been a 30-year thing of other people putting their own stuff on my body. But it's mine, so I will police it, thank you."

Sibide isn't new on body shaming but she doesn't let these comments affect her. She made a confident clapback to the bashers of her appearance at the Golden Globes 2014. In a tweet she said, "To people making mean comments about my GG pics, I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night. #JK."

Gabourey Sidibe's new memoir entitled "This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare" is now available. Stay tuned for more updates.

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