She is known as the bubbly and vivacious child star of the hit show Full House. But Candace Cameron Bure, who starred in alongside John Stamos and The Olsen twins in the Nineties sitcom, has revealed that she struggled with a secret eating disorder. The 34-year-old has admitted in her new book, Reshaping It All, that she suffered from bulimia after the show ended, taking her years to get under control. The actress, who played DJ Tanner, says that when the show finished in 1995 after almost 200 episodes, she began a cycle of binging and purging while trying to readjust to her life without the show. ‘It wasn’t about me trying to lose weight,’ Candace told People magazine. ‘It was all about emotions.’ ‘It’s a very dangerous cycle that can just start to consume your life and really take over.’ Candace now says that she is in the best shape of her life and it is all thanks to her loving family.
She now keeps her figure in check thank to an active lifestyle with her pro-athlete husband Bure, 36 and their three children Natasha, 12, Lev, 10, and Maks, eight. She also now allows herself to eat everything in moderation, and that even includes dessert. Candace’s new book is released on January 1 2011. Article by Daily Mail
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I think Candace speaks about something really important here: A lot of people are under the impression that eating disorders are about losing weight. That can be true in some cases, but very often it’s much more than that. Eating disorders can also be about control, self-harm to handle self-hatred or strong emotions, discipline or trying to prove something. Many times it is often a silent cry for help.
Even for just adult stars, there is a lot of pressure put on them. For a child that is developing, this could make a huge impact on their judgment. From having such a hectic and structured schedule at a young age, the anti-climatic feeling of a show ending or a huge life change can be serious.
I’m happy that Candace has chosen to speak about this experience and that she is doing well now.