Kara DioGuardi was recently featured on E! True Hollywood Story where the former American Idol judge opened up about her issues with food. When DioGuardi was attending Duke University, she didn't turn to conventional drugs when she was stressed out with school work. Instead, she found comfort in food.
DioGuadi explained that she was ignoring her creative side for a more conventional career, like a lawyer or doctor, which caused her a great dreal of stress during her time at Duke.
"I'd been denying that I was creative and not really singing that much ... food became my crutch," she said. "I started to get depressed and the food became sort of my drug of choice. It numbed me out."