Candace Cameron Bure, Christian and politically conservative “Fuller House” actress and “The View” co-host, opened up yesterday about one of the biggest struggles she had to deal with in her life and what got her through.
According to People.com, during an #EatingRecoveryDay panel, Candace revealed her past battle with bulimia. She said her eating disorder began when she moved to Montreal for her husband’s hockey career and found herself staying at home for the first time in her career, not having any other friends or family around her, and frequently spending evenings alone. To deal with the loneliness, she turned to eating.
She explained what happened next: "It became a very destructive relationship, and it was one that really caught me off guard. I got into a cycle of binge eating and feeling such guilt and shame for that, that I would start purging. And without even knowing, it soon just took over to a point where you feel such a loss of control."
Despite hiding her eating disorder, her dad found out and got her help.
She was able to escape from bulimia for several years before finding herself unexpectedly falling back into it over the course of a single day.
This time, she turned to her Christian faith and sought help.
"It was never about the weight for me," she explains. "It was an emotional issue." Now at 40 and the mother of three kids, she feels recovered and more confident than ever. "Each year that I get older,” she said, “I feel better and better, and more confident about my body and the woman that I am."