Talk about inspiring!
On Tuesday, Candace Cameron Bure opened up about her past struggles with bulimia and recalled the exact moment when she decided she needed help. Wow!
The Fuller House actress dished to Entertainment Tonight:
"I knew I had a problem but again, it's like being on a runaway train and you wanna get off but you don't know how to get off."
After highlighting that nearly 30 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder, the blonde beauty revealed her issues with food came about after she stepped away from the spotlight in order to focus on her marriage to former NHL star Valeri Bure.
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"I kind of lost my identity in a sense and what happened was I turned to food for comfort when my husband was traveling and when I was alone. I had a very unhealthy relationship with food that turned into bulimia. I dealt with it for several years but it wasn't about body image and trying to feel good — It was about trying to find comfort or fill voids within myself."
How sad! However, The View co-host eventually found the strength to ask for help after attending church one day.
The 40-year-old explained:
"I was sitting in church and I was by myself my husband was on the road. The sermon somehow just spoke to my heart and that's when I went directly to my pastor and said, 'I need help.' It felt so good to admit to someone… That was the moment that I went, 'I don't want to do this anymore.'"
Now that's bravery.
While Miz Cameron Bure may've been initially embarrassed to tell her man about her disorder, she has since confirmed that Valeri has been nothing but supportive. In fact, Candace and her man have made point to educate their kiddos about healthy eating habits.
"The most important thing for me to teach my children is about health and fitness. It's about taking care of your body and eating foods that are good for you and getting the right exercise that you need… It's just about living a healthy life for longevity and a healthy heart."
Well said! We couldn't be more impressed with how candid Candace has been about her past struggles.
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