Katharine McPhee in People Magazine

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Katharine McPhee in People Magazine

Katharine McPhee’s struggle with bulimia is featured in this week’s People magazine.  The preview articles published already cover most of what’s found inside the magazine,  so there’s not much to review here. Katharine started bingeing and purging when she was 17 years old.  There was a long struggle, where she tried different treatment programs–but she always relapsed.  Right after she auditioned for Idol and made the Hollywood cut, she made a decision to change her life.  She entered and finished an intensive 3 month 6-six-day-a-week treatment program in Los Angeles.  Since that time, she has not relapsed.

An interesting sidenote:  The book “Intuitive Eating” by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch outlines the system of maintaining a healthy weight that Katharine learned during her treatment.  As of this writing, it’s listed at #15 on the Amazon.com Top 100 most popular titles.  Katharine’s story seems to be having an impact…

The new issue of People is on newsstands now.

Tuesday is Katharine McPhee Day!  Katharine’s single, “Over the Rainbow/My Destiny” will be released for sale on June 27th.  Let the chart watching begin…