Candace Cameron Bure Talks About BulimiaBy: Jennifer Curra - December 13, 2013
Thirty-seven-year-old Candace Cameron Bure spoke with Thea Andrews of Omg! Insider where topics focused on her upcoming book, Balancing It All, as well as her adult struggles with bulimia. After her time portraying D.J. Tanner on the popular television show Full House, Candace moved to Montreal with her husband, Valeri Bure. During this time, Candace was dealing with pressures relating to her career as an actress and being the new wife of a professional hockey player.
“I talk about the emotional struggle that I had in dealing with just a totally new life. That really was the time of identifying with being an actress and that being my whole life, and then now being someone’s wife and moving to a new city, a new country even. I turned to food for comfort and had to find a different source, ’cause clearly it wasn’t a healthy way to deal with things. So that’s really when my faith was kicked up a notch and sought comfort in my relationship with God and not with food,” Candace said.
Candace says that her struggle with bulimia happened after her time as a famous child actress. As a well-known child star, Candace received support and guidance from the adult figures in her life. “I think I was very protected by my parents and the producers. They all had a sensitivity about it. Even the one episode of Full House where D.J. goes on a crash diet for a few days, they asked me would I feel comfortable doing an episode about that,” she said.[Image Via Wikimedia Commons]