Jennette McCurdy says she became anorexic at 11 after her mom suggested calorie restriction to stop her breasts from growing

Former child star Jennette McCurdy is sharing more about her experience with eating disorders, and the role her late mother played in nurturing them. Appearing on the podcast Mayim Bialik's Breakdown, McCurdy, now 29, opened up to the Call Me Kat actress and her co-host Jonathan Cohen about her mother — who died in 2013 after a 17-year battle with breast cancer — encouraged her to start restricting her calories at age 11. The then-preteen McCurdy was alarmed to have her chest growing, at which point her mom suggested dieting as a way to keep her breasts from getting larger.

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