Hilary Duff Thinks She Was Way Too Thin as a Teenager: ‘I Was So Unhappy’

Hilary Duff has been very open about loving her “mommy body” after giving birth to her 3-year-old son Luca… But she wasn’t always as happy with her figure as she is today.

Hilary Duff: Proud of My Body
Hilary Duff is new to the bikini selfie club, but she loves it.

The 27-year-old actress opened up about her rocky youth during which she was obsessed with her weight and staying skinny.

“I was too thin,” Duff tells People magazine of her 18-year-old self. “That was not a healthy place for me. I was so unhappy. I remember my hands cramping because I wasn’t getting enough nutrients.”

The obsession was much in part due to her surroundings in Hollywood and the pressure for young stars her age to maintain stick-thin figures (IE: Mary -Kate and Ashley Olsen, Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes).

“A lot of girls my age were super skinny,” she explains. “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.”

However, after being so proud of her body and how it created her son, Duff can’t help but love it.

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