Hilary Duff talks about body image issues and eating disorders
by Ana Walia | Tue, 06 Dec 2022 20:53:39 GMT
Hilary Duff talks about her teenage struggle with body image issues and eating disorders. Image Source: Glamour 

Hilary Duff talks about her teenage struggle with body image issues and eating disorders.

In a recent interview with Women’s Health Australia, the actress Hilary Duff opened up about her challenges of attaining fame at a very young age and the pressure that came along and put her under the spotlight, which eventually led to her having body image issues and an eating disorder.

The actress explained that because of her career path, she cannot help but look like she is on camera and that actresses are skinny, and that this was her mindset when she was growing up and starting to work, and it was horrifying. Hilary Duff was 11 when she started working and appeared as a lead on Casper Meets Wendy in 1998. She later starred in the famous and popular show Lizzie McGuire, in which she played Lizzie McGuire.

Hilary revealed that she battled with an eating disorder after the show ended, weighing 98 pounds at the time and having to explain that her body was not healthy, her hands cramped up a lot because she wasn't getting enough nutrition. She also mentioned that as a teen, she felt constant pressure to want something besides her natural, healthy shape, which she now regrets.

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Hilary Duff now explains that she has matured and appreciates her health because her perspectives have broadened and she has managed to learn a few things with age. She says she is doing activities to make her feel strong rather than just helping to improve the outside of her body, and she is getting enough sleep, balancing her diet, and hanging out with friends who make her feel good and share similar views on health and body positivity. Hilary Duff's candid conversation of her hardships with personality and body image comes several months after she celebrated her body in a nude photospread for Women's Health's Body Issue in May.

The actress stated that she is appreciative of her body and that it has generated three children for her, and that she has come to terms with the changes her body has undergone. During the interview, Hilary stated that she also wants people to know that a makeup artist was present and that she was placed in the most flattering position.

Dominic Leeder, a trainer, has helped change Hilary Duff's perspective; he stated during the interview that he doesn't think the actress would mind him saying that her fitness and health are extremely important. Dominic added that her family and work are more important to her, explaining that when she gets home from work, she wants to spend more time with her family because she gets to spend so little time with them when she's working hard, so every moment counts. The trainer explained that his approach to having trained the Younger alumni is all about long-term success.

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He explained that when he met Hilary, they chose to concentrate on strength training because they decided to develop lean muscle mass and enhance her metabolic activity. He also mentioned that her diet was a big factor, and he wanted to be sure she was eating a healthy quantity of macronutrients for her goals. Hilary Duff's exercise goals are not always on the leading edge of her mind as she navigates a hectic work schedule and her family, according to Leeder, but having taken a comprehensive perspective on her training permitted her to find the best combination for her.

Dominic Leeder stated that after reaching her initial goal, they needed to find a new goal based on her priorities and that finding a new goal with Hillary was difficult. He went on to say that they decided to keep what they had while still preserving the great work/life balance that she values.

The actress has a son named Luca with her ex-husband, Mike Comrie. She and her husband, Matthew Koma, have two daughters, Banks and Mae.