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Hilary Duff: I was far too thin

Hilary Duff has recalled how being a young Hollywood star took a huge toll on her health.

The 27-year-old singer-and-actress rose to fame after starring in Disney Channel sitcom Lizzie McGuire from 2001 to 2004.

But being an international celebrity during her teenage years took a major toll on Hilary’s health.

"I was too thin," she told People magazine. "That was not a healthy place for me. I was so unhappy. I remember my hands cramping because I wasn't getting enough nutrients."

Hilary reveals she felt an extreme amount of pressure to be slender at the time, noting her weight became an “obsession” as a teenager.

The star thinks her poor body image originated from comparing her form against peers’ physiques.

“A lot of girls my age were super skinny,” she recalled. “I think it's just as bad now, but it's more normal. It's crazy. I can't be that way. It's not my normal state.”

Hilary is now the mother of three-year-old son Luca, who she shares with estranged husband Mike Comrie.

She exercises regularly and in photographs obtained by the Daily Mail, the Younger star is seen working out twice in one day, attending a yoga class at Rise Movement in West Hollywood before heading to a course at 3rd Street Dance in Los Angeles.

Although Hilary confesses shedding weight from her pregnancy with Luca hasn’t been the easiest task, she is elated with her body now and feels great.

“Things don't bounce back the way they used to, but I don’t need to be 110lbs. I'm a 27–year–old mother. I feel fit and strong and happy,” she noted.

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