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Hilary Duff Covers Health November 2010: I Was Too Skinny

Hilary Duff Covers Health: I Got Pretty Skinny

In the November issue of Health, actress Hilary Duff opens up feeling confident and finding the perfect balance between health, happiness, and love. For Hilary, moderation is key — along with a regular dose of Pilates! The hard work she's been doing with trainer Harley Pasternak shows; Hilary looks fantastic on the cover. Check out the highlights here:

  • On eating healthy: "Recently, I have been eating a lot of vegetables and hummus and fruit — stuff I never really liked before. If I am hungry before bed, I will grab a handful of blueberries. Greek yogurt is one of my favorite things in the whole world. Sometimes I'll chop up a bunch of veggies and out them in a food processor with Greek yogurt and make a dip."
  • On her favorite workouts: "I was a gymnast when I was little, so I think Pilates is really important to helping me stay long and lean. I try to do it three times a week. I also do circuit training. Before I wasn't doing much cardio — just Pilates — and I wasn't getting the same results, so I bumped up my cardio and do circuits probably twice a week."

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  • On making workouts fun: "Sometimes my sister and I will work out together, and we laugh the whole time, so it goes by faster. I can also read a script or book while on the elliptical."
  • On letting herself get too skinny: "I got pretty skinny when I was between 17 and 19. I don't know what exactly made me get on that kick, but at the time I was starting to become aware of what people said about me and how I looked in pictures. I literally ate nothing but steamed vegetables and broiled or grilled chicken, with nothing else . . . Not giving your body enough of what it needs is really dangerous."
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leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 6 years
I like Hilary, she seems to have her head on straight and on the right track. She is one of the few in the last decade of Disney who made it out fairly well without any scandals; she recognized she had a weight issue before succumbing to it further. While I may not care for much of her music besides a few tunes, I do think she is a good role model for young girls than most in the media.
KAEB06 KAEB06 6 years
I'm glad she is finally address the time when she really was too skinny. At the time I remember her reasoning being because she "lost her baby fat" and that's just irritating....
Carri Carri 6 years
I'm glad she's back to a healthy weight. She was looking very sick for a while.
newshoesrunner newshoesrunner 6 years
Hilary is such a great role model. She inspires me to love myself more than I have been doing recently.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I'm glad she's honest about how skinny she got when she was a teenager. I think she might have had some disordered eating problems and it's good that she got them sorted out then instead of letting them get out of hand later on in life.
SaraJeanQueen SaraJeanQueen 6 years
I kind of wish Hillary would go away... she doesn't deserve the spotlight. Her singing is awful, she can't write music, and none of her movies are watchable. Stop extending your career with photo shoots and magazine articles please.
1on1diets 1on1diets 6 years
I'm glad she's beginning to speak out about how skinny she once was. An honest celebrity is hard to find, and I love that she can be a true role model for young girls and women. Her body looks perfectly healthy right now.
skigurl skigurl 6 years
I heard that the reason she gave OK Magazine the rights to her wedding pictures is because they were the only magazine that was respectful and nice to her during her anorexic moments (like she says when she was 17-19). Because I wondered why they chose such a random publication..OK is no People or US. but it's nice that she remembered them and basically thanked them lucratively for doing right by her.
sunshineee sunshineee 6 years
Hilary has really grown up to be such a respectable and responsible woman, something pretty rare in the celebrity world these days. She's beautiful!
bosworthfan bosworthfan 6 years
I love these excerpts from the article. She is a great role model for I think anyone. Her honesty is wonderful.
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