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Diane Keaton's bout with bulimia

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She consumed 20,000 calories a day

She's healthy now, but Diane Keaton spent much of her 20s battling an eating disorder. She told Dr. Oz all about it.

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It may have been a long time ago, but Diane Keaton is opening up about a deep, dark secret. On Dr. Oz's daytime talk show last week, she admitted to an eating disorder in her 20s.

Keaton shared that she was a bulimic who consumed up to 20,000 calories a day and then purged to get rid of the food she had eaten.

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She shared, "All I did was feed my hunger. I was an addict."

The list of food she would eat was astounding — from pounds of candy, a cake, several orders of french fries with blue cheese and ketchup, a bucket of fried chicken and three banana cream pies.

Keaton admitted, "I was an obese person who had somehow tricked myself and managed to hide it. When you're living with a lie for four years, it wipes out any growth whatsoever."

The Annie Hall actress eventually sought the help of a therapist to help her deal with her issues. It certainly wasn't an easy step to take, but it put the Oscar winner on the right path.

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"One day I stopped," she said. "I never, ever did it again. I just stopped and I don't even know why."

The 68-year-old star is now promoting her new book, Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty, which talks about her opinions on beauty, growing older and marching to the beat of her own drum. She hopes that sharing her wisdom with others will change their perspective on life and self-love.

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