Stephanie Beatriz, the actress who plays Detective Diaz on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” recently penned a powerful essay about her struggle with disordered eating. Stephanie Beatriz as the ultra-tough and mysterious Detective Rosa Diaz. In her essay, Stephanie Beatriz explains essay on eating out eating disorders are often hard to define.
For instance, she doesn’t purge, so she cannot be categorized as bulimic, and she eats, so she’s not anorexic. Food was both the remedy and the punishment. I thought by controlling what I ate I was controlling my fate, when it was ultimately controlling me. Beatriz also talked about how problems relating to her disordered eating come up nearly every single day. She wrote, speaking directly to other women who may have similar problems with food and body image, “It’s not easy.
Every day is f—–g hard with an eating disorder, even when you’re doing better. But it’s worth it to try and get better. Even on the hardest days, when you backslide into old patterns, it’s worth it. To help others start down that path towards healthier habits, Beatriz says it starts with yourself. The actress explained that everyday she tells herself that she is “perfect” and “lovely” and “worthy.