Lily Collins Opens Up About Her Eating Disorder Battle

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Lily Collins opened up about her past eating disorder and her journey to recovery in an interview with ‘Shape’ Magazine for the July/August issue.

"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… I used to see healthy as this image of what I thought perfect looked like—the perfect muscle definition, etc. But healthy now is how strong I feel. It's a beautiful change, because if you're 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."

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“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,” said Collins, 28, who plays a woman struggling with anorexia in her new film ‘To The Bone’.  

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“I’ve always strived to start conversations about taboo subjects with young women … having suffered from an eating disorder does not define me, I’m not ashamed of my past.”

‘To The Bones’ comes to Netflix on July 14.

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Pic Courtesy: Shape Magazine