Tracey Gold became famous in the ’80s for her role as Carol Seaver on the sitcom “Growing Pains.” Her rise to fame had serious consequences that she later shared with the world. The pressure to be thin caused the young woman to develop anorexia, which she struggled with before getting control of her life and coming out as an eating disorder sufferer. She has since become a
vocal proponent for eating disorder awareness and is now the star of an upcoming Lifetime series titled “Starving Secrets With Tracey Gold.” The series is set to air on December 2, 2011.
This is not the first time Gold has raised awareness for eating disorders on television. She also made the television movie “For the Love of Nancy.” In that film, Tracey played a young woman named Nancy who was plagued by an eating disorder. The movie was even played in health classes to show young people the negative effects of eating disorders.
“Starving Secrets With Tracey Gold” takes a different approach to eating disorder awareness. The series is a reality show following the treatment of women with anorexia and bulimia. Gold herself will not only host the show, but also play a role in the treatment of anorexia and bulimia sufferers. However, each of the women where offered help of professionals, such as eating disorder specialists.
“Starving Secrets With Tracey Gold” will air on Lifetime at 10:00 p.m. on December 2.