Content Warning: This story is about eating disorders.
Hilary Duf is clear about her difficulties as a teenager.
The Disney alum recently shared that she battled an eating disorder when she was 17. “Because of my career path, I can’t help but say, ‘I’m on camera and actresses are skinny,'” she added. women’s health australia. “It was horrible.”
Over time, the actress learned to love her body and her strength.
“[I’m] enjoying my health, doing activities that make me feel strong instead of just improving the outside of my body,” the mother of three, married to Matthew Koma, added. “Spending time with people who make me feel good and share similar views on health and body positivity and getting enough sleep and balancing my diet.”
Coach Dominique Leder certainly helped change his perspective.
“I don’t think she’ll mind me saying this: yes, her fitness and her health are extremely important to Hilary,” he told the magazine. “What is most important to her is her family and her job. When she comes home from work, she wants to spend time with her family because she spends very little time with them when she is working hard, so every moment account.”