Erica Campbell: "You’re Eating Yourself To Death"

Erica Campbell

Erica Campbell: "You’re Eating Yourself To Death"

Mary Mary star on getting her high blood pressure in check.

Published April 29, 2014

Erica Campbell, of Mary Mary, says you have to take care of yourself no matter what. If you don’t, your body suffers and then the people around you, like your family, end up suffering as well.

Addressing her own struggle with health, specifically high blood pressure and being told that she could have a stroke if she didn’t slow down and take care of herself, Campbell says “If you are not healthy, then you’re not going to achieve anything anyway.”

“Most women are used to operating with a little pain or some kind of ache and we just keep it moving because we’re mothers or business women or you’re in school trying to achieve something, so you just keep going. If you are not healthy then you’re not going to achieve anything anyway. If I have to stop to make sure that I am healthy, then that’s what I’m going to do,” she shared honestly.

Though Erica Campbell, the famous singer, songwriter, and reality TV star is always in the spotlight, she says public scrutiny is not the reason she has chosen to lose weight and become more health conscious. “I don’t wanna lose weight because I’m in the public eye,” she tweeted, “but because I wanna live for me for my family & to honor the life God has given me.”

During her Twitter health talk, Campbell highlighted a quote from the Fat & Fatter documentary: “You don’t care what people say, you enjoy your food, but you’re eating yourself to death.”

Campbell told her followers, “If I don’t eat right I won’t live long or I live miserable due to health problems,” then admonished others by tweeting, “Let’s get healthy.. And Live.”

Read more about Erica Campbell and her quest to be healthy at BlackDoctor.Org.

BET Health News - We go beyond the music and entertainment world to bring you important medical information and health-related tips of special relevance to Blacks in the U.S. and around the world. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. 

Get ready for the BET Experience, featuring Mary J. BligeMaxwellJill ScottA$AP RockyRick Ross and many more. Click here for more details and info on how to purchase tickets.

(Photo: Valerie Goodloe/PictureGroup)

Written by Aria Elise, BlackDoctor.Org


Latest in news