Hillary Duff Reveals Body Image Struggle As Teenage TV Star: “I Weighed 98 Pounds”

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Jan. 28 2015, Updated 2:36 p.m. ET

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In the December issue of Health, Hilary Duff opened about the body image issues she faced as a teenager.

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In the December issue of Health, Hilary Duff opened up about the body image issues she faced as a teenager.

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The actress, who starred on the hit Disney show Lizzy McGuire as a teen, says she spent much of her late teens worrying about what she was eating.

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"When I was 17, I weighed, like, 98 pounds. I was totally obsessed with everything I put in my mouth. I was way too skinny. Not cute," Duff said.

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She added, “And my body wasn't that healthy -- my hands would cramp up a lot because I wasn't getting the nutrition I needed. That constant pressure of wanting something different than I had? I regret that."

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Hilary Duff takes a bite out of an apple while on set in NYC this afternoon
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Duff says she now has a healthier view of her body and is proud of her figure.

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"This is the body that I have," Duff said. "And I feel good about myself. But I feel like I'm always in a 5-pound battle, because being 5 feet 2, everything is going to show on me!"

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Actor Hilary Duff and Norwegian actor Thorbjorn Harr share a laugh on the set of the TV series ‘Younger’ filming in West Village on October 29, 2014 in New York City
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And what’s her trick for staying fit? Duff said boxing was her secret weapon when it came to losing weight after the birth of her son Luca. "My neighbors would come outside, and it was funny because it sounds like gunshots—the pow-pow-pow of boxing," Duff said.


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