Hilary Duff reveals how she battled a ‘terrible’ eating disorder

Hilary Duff has revealed the ‘terrible’ eating disorder she says she suffered from as a teen star.

Duff landed her first major role at the age of 10 in 1998’s Casper Meets Wendy and has been in the spotlight ever since.

in a new interview with Women’s Health Australiathe Disney channel alum recalled the pressure to be thin because of her career path.

“I’m on camera and the actresses are skinny,” Duff recounted. “It was terrible.”

The 35-year-old says she’s come to love her naturally fit body and is “proud” of her body, including having three children.

“[I’m] valuing my health, doing things that make me feel strong instead of improving the outside of my body. Getting enough sleep and balance in my diet, spending time with people who make me feel good and like-minded about health and body positivity,” she said.

The 35-year-old actress admitted that her career has led her to believe she needs to be “skinny”.

Duff became a teen idol with her starring role in the Disney Channel classic sitcom Lizzie McGuire from 2001 to 2004.

Years ago, the star revealed it struggled with an eating disorder when the show ended, at the age of 17, he weighed 98 kilograms. Duff, who is 5ft, 2in tall, admits she is “absolutely in love” with food and “so skinny”.

“My body wasn’t very healthy – my hands were cramping a lot because I wasn’t getting enough food.”

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Hilary Duff at Sunglass Hut in 2005

Duff said that when she was 17, she weighed just 98 pounds and was “absolutely in love” with food. He was photographed here in 2005.

Hilary Duff during the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards

The actress appeared on the big screen at the age of 10 and quickly became a teenage sensation.

Hilary Duff, performer at the 2005 33rd American Music Awards

Duff has opened up about her past struggles, saying she’s now “proud” of her body.

A study published in 2019 JAMA Network is open One in seven men and one in five women will experience an eating disorder by age 40, with 95% of cases starting before age 25.

And the problem doesn’t seem to be getting better. An eating disorder has been reported on the rise in recent yearsespecially among teenage girls studies show.

As a teenager, Duff says she felt “constant pressure to want something different” from her natural, healthy figure, but today she regrets that toxic mindset. “It seems to me that a lot of time has been spent thinking about it,” Duff said.

Now the actress is confident about her body and even posed naked on the cover of May-June. Women’s health. “I just gained a lot of respect for my body,” she told the magazine.

“It took me all the places I needed to go. It helped me build a beautiful family. As I get older, I feel more confident in my own skin… One thing I care about: being a woman. And two: all the changes your body can go through throughout your life.

If you or a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, you can get help. Call the National Eating Disorders Association Hotline at (800) 931-2237 or visit nationaleatingdisorders.org.


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