Sara Evans: "Diet Is A Four Letter Word"

June 14, 2006--Sara Evans became a spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association as a way of helping people overcome their problems. She tells X Radio it's a cause dear to her heart. "I have an assistant, and she's one of my dearest friends. She struggles with anorexia and she almost died, so we got her into treatment. She still struggles with it to this day, so I am always really concerned."

Sara adds that this experience has changed her way of thinking about always striving for perfection. "I used to joke all the time, the key to happiness in life is long hair and [being] skinny. I'd make all those jokes that women do.You can never be thin enough. And so my whole attitude about that has changed now. Now I understand [the word] diet really is a four letter word. It's very dangerous for young women, young girls especially, to look at pictures in magazines and strive for that perfection because it’s not real. I decided to get on board with National Eating Disorders Association and I have the Sara Evans Fund. We raise money because, at the moment, insurance does not pay for treatment for eating disorders. There’s just a lot of things that need to change and I really want to try to help do that."