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Actress LILY Collins Opens up to Shape Magazine, Talks about her Eating Disorders

Aashma Dahal Thu Jun, 2017
Actress LILY Collins Opens up to Shape Magazine, Talks about her Eating Disorders

American actress, Lily Collins openly talks about her past struggles with eating disorders and her changed perspective on health and fitness in an interview with Shape magazine.

Lily said,

I never dreamed I'd be posing in a bikini on the cover of Shape. It's a complete 180 for me. It's a magazine about what it means to be healthy,"

Lily collins on the cover of Shape

Image: Lily Collins flaunts her hot body

Unlike her past, the actress has a completely different view on a healthy body."She confessed that see used to consider "healthy" as a perfect muscle definition but now she has a changed opinion. "Healthy is how strong I feel", she revealed. She added if one is strong and confident, it doesn't matter what muscles are showing.

"Today I love my shape. My body is the shape it is because it holds my heart."

Lily, who started her career as a journalist at 15 has recently written a book "Unfiltered". Talking about the book she said it's about her past struggles with eating disorders and her recovery. Her experience as a journalist tremendously helped her tell her own story, the Mirror Mirror star added.

video: Lily Collins talks about her  struggles with eating disorders

Collins further explained, while she was writing the book, she was offered a role in "To the bone" where she had to play the character of a woman who is sent a rehab center for her eating disorders. She expressed, she was quite worried the role might take her back to her past but eventually, the experience was for her a new kind of recovery.

  

I did consider that talking about my struggles with an eating disorder would overshadow my accomplishments as an actor, but I also knew this was something I needed to do to move forward as a human and an actress."

 "I needed to let go. I've suffered from an eating disorder doesn't define me; I'm not ashamed of my past."