The "Fuller House" star and "The View" co-host Candace Cameron-Bure shares her four secrets to battling the eating disorder bulimia.
Delish.com's Candace Braun Davison spoke to Bure about the impact of her experiences during the recovery process and after. Bure shared four life-changing secrets to healthy living and eating.
According to Bure, knowing more about her body and the food and activities that are best for her is crucial in her recovery, as well as maintaining a healthy eating lifestyle. Exercising has been a big part of the process too, and she claims that she exercises because she wants to "live a long, full life."
Furthermore, she said her faith in God helped her way out of the disorder as well. "I realized that God's love doesn't change for anyone... it isn't dependent on what our body looks like," she said during a panel on Eating Recovery Day. It totally changed her view on food, looks and identity.
It was initially believed that her fame in "Full House" (where she played D.J. Tanner) made her bulimic. In her interview with Cosmopolitan.com, Bure said her eating disorder surfaced when she was in her 20s. It was after she stopped working and after she moved to Montreal with husband former Russian-American ice hockey pro, Valeri Bure. Her new life had a drastic impact on her emotionally; she was struggling to find her identity and turning to food for comfort. Before she even knew it, bulimia took over her life.
Bure became victorious over bulimia after seeking help from family and friends. Now, she is an advocate against eating disorders and is a spokesperson for the Eating Recovery Center. She plays D.J. Tanner-Fuller in the Netflix original series "Fuller House," a sequel to the '90s' "Full House." She has also authored the books "Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction," "Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose," and "Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness."