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Sarah Hyland: I'm Not Anorexic, But This Is What's REALLY Going On

Sarah Hyland has had it with all the hate surrounding her weight. The Modern Family star took to Twitter on Tuesday to share a lengthy Instagram post revealing what’s really been going on with her health. I’d like to address something that has not only been brought up on Twitter but has HEAVILY discussed by all of you in my Instagram comments,” the actress began. Click through to read Sarah’s post in its entirety.

“That something is my weight. I normally don’t comment on things like this because it draws attention to those trying to spread negativity but I’m here to explain a few things and spread love. Here goes.. I haven’t had the greatest year. Maybe one day I’ll talk about it but for now, I’d like my privacy. I will say that this year has brought a lot of changes and with that, physical changes. I have been told that I can’t work out. Which for me s very upsetting. I am an activist for activity (and for eating junk food in bed but it’s all about balance right?). I love to be outdoors. I love to be strong . (I’ll be using that word a lot) Strength is everything. Being strong has gotten me where I am. Both mentally and physically.” BUc8Up6FKex

Hyland continued, “I am not a fan of ‘being skinny’. Which many of you have told me that I am too much of. “Eat a burger” “your head is bigger than your body and that’s disgusting” And you’re right! I should eat a burger! Cause they’re f*cking delicious! But guess what. I do 🙂 And again, you’re right. No one’s head should be bigger than their body but considering I’ve basically been on bed rest for the past few months, I’ve lost a lot of muscle mass. My circumstances have put me in a place where I’m not in control of what my body looks like. So I strive to be as healthy as possible. As everyone should. Oh and no that’s not photoshop. Those are my legs. Those are my arms.” BS45J15FEep

The starlet then goes on to slam rumors that she’s anorexic. “I write this because I’ve been accused of promoting anorexia in, ironically enough, and anti-bullying post. And I want young girls to know that that’s NOT my intention. I posted a picture of my boyfriend’s apparel line, in which part of the proceeds go to the anti-bully alliance, and in return am bullied. Which made me laugh but then it dawned on me that young girls are reading posts that are thinking that I’m prompting anorexia due to my weight. While these comments don’t affect me, they affect others.” BSj1SSZjRGJ

She continues, “So I’m here to say that no one should aim to be the weight that I am right now. I am working hard to maintain my weight by eating as much protein as possible and continue to be STRONG and healthy There’s no need to worry! I’ve been down before and I’ll probably be down again in my lifetime but I’m steadfast and solid and will conquer my obstacles. Since I’m here…You may wonder. Am I bothered by my appearance right now? Well it’s never fun to look in the mirror an see your hard work at the gym fade away or have your legs be the size of one’s arms. But I know that when I get clearance I will be able to get back to the STRONG, lean, and fabulous self I know I can be.” BSUEqAPjdDT

Despite all of her explaining, Sarah realizes that haters are still going to hate. “You all will probably have something to say about that as well but it doesn’t affect me. I don’t mind when you say that I look pregnant. Or fat. Because I know that my face is swollen from medication that is saving my life. For those on Prednisone I know what you’re going though and I commend you sticking it out as I have. BSSFbpkjHEO

Sarah added, “My self confidence is not rendered from your comments. Because I will always be too fat. I will always be too skinny. I will never have enough curves to be called a woman. And I will always be a slut for wearing a push up bra.” BR_8AgNDVZI

And in conclusion, Sarah left her fans with some strong words of encouragement, “Love the you you set out to be. Be the best version of yourself. Be healthy. I’m a 26 year old woman who goes through more than you could even imagine on a daily basis. But I work hard. I love hard. And I got to here I am because I am STRONG and didn’t give up. I am grateful for the life I live and you should be too. Don’t let others’ comments alter any part of you! Love and positivity is what we need most. Especially at a time like this. The world may be falling apart but it’s up to us to pull it back together. Smile. Laugh. love. Be happy. Support your peers. Love. Work hard. Be confident. Love. Adopt puppies! Tell your mum you appreciate her. LOVE. LOVE LOVE. BR_R88IjlJv

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