Candace Cameron Bure is healthy and fit at 37, but dieted obsessively and suffered from the eating disorder bulimia during her teens.
Cameron Bure, a happily married mom of three, said her faith in God and her supportive husband, pro hockey player Valeri Bure, helped her kick her eating disorder and embrace a healthy lifestyle.
"I turned to food for comfort," Candace told Yahoo. "Clearly, it wasn't a healthy way to deal with things. That's really when my faith was kicked up a notch, and I sought comfort in my relationship with God and not with food."
Cameron Bure began dieting and experimented with diet pills as a teen star on the hit TV show "Growing Pains." She detailed her bulimia struggle in her 2011 memoir, Reshaping It All:
When I was 16, I filmed an episode of 'Full House' where my family goes to Disney World. I remember putting on baggy overalls just to hide my stomach. When I watched it, I was pretty disappointed and bummed out looking at myself. I didn't feel good about my own body."
At her heaviest, the 5-foot-2 Candace only weighed 132 pounds (not heavy by any means, but bigger by Hollywood standards).
In 2010, Bure lost over 20 pounds through diet and exercise and slimmed down to less than 110 pounds. She has since maintained her weight loss by eating well and working out regularly.
In her new book, Balancing It All, Cameron Bure said her secret for happiness is balancing her career with her busy but fulfilling home life.
“Being a mom and a wife and working and doing all the other things that are important to your life, it’s the biggest question that's asked of me," she said.