Full House star Candace Cameron Bure battled bulimia

Dec 30, 2010 at 11:38 a.m. ET

Former Full House star Candace Cameron, who played DJ Tanner in the hit series, opens up about her battle with the eating disorder bulimia.

Candace Cameron Bure

Candace Cameron Bure reveals she had bulimia in her new book, Reshaping It All. "It's a very dangerous cycle that can just start to consume your life and really take over," said Cameron Bure, 24.

The Full House child star said that the cycle of binging and purging started in 1995, after Full House went off the air. She said she was trying to adjust to living in Canada with her husband, hockey pro Valeri Bure.

"It wasn't about me trying to lose weight," she says. "It was all about emotions."

Now at a healthy weight, how did Candace Cameron Bure overcome bulimia? She credits exercising with her husband and their three kids (Natasha, 12, Lev, 10 and Maks, 8) as well as a healthy attitude to her diet, which allows everything in moderation -- even the occasional splurge on desserts.

Cameron Bure, who is the sister of Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron, is currently starring in the ABC show Make It or Break It.

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