Child star Candace Cameron Bure, 35, reveals that she suffered from bulimia after wrapping up production for Full House in 1995.
“It wasn’t about me trying to lose weight,” says Cameron Bure of her eating disorder. “It was all about emotions.”
The mother of three explains in her new book, “Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness,” that post-Full House, she was having a difficult time adjusting to life in Canada with her new husband, Russian-born NHL player Valeri Bure, according to PEOPLE.
“It’s a very dangerous cycle that can just start to consume your life and really take over,” Cameron Bure says in reference to her binging and purging.
In her book, she details her struggles with food and expresses how faith ultimately saved her life and helped her overcome her obstacles. In addition to documenting her story, Cameron Bure offers advice, motivation and inspiration. She provides an encouraging biblical perspective on spiritual freedom from food and the willpower to control appetite. Her philosophy now is to allow all food, including her favorite, dessert, but only in moderation.
After battling bulimia and learning life lessons, Cameron Bure maintains a healthy weight and stays active with her 36-year-old pro-athlete husband and three children, Natasha, 12, Lev, 10, and Maks, 8. She currently stars in Make It or Break It, an ABC series that centers around the lives of teenage gymnasts.
“Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness” is available Jan. 1, 2011.
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