Celebrities are just like us when it comes to obsessing over weight, but living in the spotlight can take the obsession to dangerous levels. Hilary Duff is no exception and recently opened up about her weight issues and how she got over it!
In the November issue of Health magazine, 23-year-old Hilary Duff remembers her obsession with weight control during puberty and the time she realized she was too skinny.
“I got pretty skinny when I was between 17 and 19,” Hilary said. “At the time I was starting to become aware of what people said about me and how I looked in pictures.”
Even though her body was changing, she said she couldn’t help but be hard on herself and resorted to a strict diet of steamed veggies and grilled chicken to keep her weight down even though she was aware of how thin she already was.
“I regret it because I don’t think I was happy then,” she said.
While dealing with her obsession with weight and a break-up with then-boyfriend, Good Charlotte singer, Joel Madden, things seemed bleak for Hilary until she met her now-husband NHL Pittsburgh Penguins hockey player, Mike Comrie. He brought Hilary back to reality and helped her get back to loving her body.
“It really helps to have a partner that loves everything about you and makes you feel really beautiful,” she said.
Since their wedding on Aug. 14, 2010, Hillary has been eating healthier and working out, this time in a way that keeps her in a positive mindset.
She even shared her tips for eating healthy without cutting out every ‘fun food’ out there!
- Eat lots of vegetables, hummus and fruit.
- Blend chopped veggies and Greek yogurt to make a healthy dip
- Have small snacks throughout the day
- Indulge in small bites of favorite foods
- Eat healthy things with a high fat content, like dark chocolate and avocado for a treat
- Bumped up cardio workouts and do circuits twice a week
- Work out with people you can talk to
- Remember that nobody’s perfect, but it helps to look for things to feel good about, rather than things to feel bad about
We totally admire Hilary for recognizing and speaking out about a healthy body image. Starving yourself is never the answer!