Candace Cameron Bure is one tough cookie!
The “Fuller House” star will appear on Wednesday’s episode of “The Dr. Oz Show.” In this preview clip, she talks openly about the eating disorder that almost ruined her life.
“I’ve had to learn to view food as my fuel and something I can enjoy and do enjoy and am allowed to enjoy in moderation,” she says. “I can no longer look at food as my source of comfort because that’s what I was doing. I would feed my emotions with food.”
Since she has been on the road to her own recovery, Cameron Bure hopes to help others in the same situation. She makes a point to stress the importance of reaching out for support.
“If there is a point of struggle in your life, the first step is to tell someone,” she says. “I think that’s the hardest thing to do, and once you share it and get it out there, then you can look for ways to recover.”
The mother of three — Natasha, 18, Lev, 16, and Maksim, 14 — revealed what she tells her children in order to instill body love in them.
“As a mom, I’m always telling my children, ‘love who you are,’” she says. “‘You are beautifully and wonderfully made. You are unique and there is no one like you. Embrace it and love it.’”
She also hopes that by opening up about her own struggles with an eating disorder, it will remove some of the stigmas that surround the disease.
“I think that there are so many misconceptions about eating disorders,” she says. “I think a lot of people look at them as a young teenage girl’s disease, and they’re not. It affects 30 million Americans, and it doesn’t discriminate against men, women, age, race, color, nationality.”