Singer Judy Collins burst on the scene in the 1960s and she’s still going strong at age 77, even scoring a Grammy nomination this year for best folk album. Always candid, she has a new memoir, Cravings: How I Conquered Food (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday), in which she writes about overcoming alcoholism and an eating disorder. Bulimic for 11 years until the early 1980s, she now adheres to a program she swears by called GreySheeters Anonymous. She avoids foods she says she is allergic to, such as sugar, flour, grains, wheat and corn, but eats fats (butter and cheese) and proteins like chicken (with the skin on!). “It’s not a diet, I don’t restrict, I have wonderful, wonderful meals,” says Collins. She spoke with USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg:

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