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Hilary Duff Tells Health Magazine She Was 'Way Too Skinny' As A Teen

Hilary Duff arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo
Hilary Duff arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

As cover star of Health's December issue, Hilary Duff told the magazine that she's at a very comfortable place in her life -- with motherhood, her career and her body. But the singer and actress, who rose to fame at a young age thanks to her leading role on Disney Channel's "Lizzie McGuire," says she didn't always feel that way. The 27-year-old got candid with Health about her struggles with her weight as a teen:

When I was 17, I weighed, like, 98 pounds. I was totally obsessed with everything I put in my mouth. I was way too skinny. Not cute. And my body wasn’t that healthy -- my hands would cramp up a lot because I wasn’t getting the nutrition I needed. That constant pressure of wanting something different than I had? I regret that. I feel like there was way too much time spent thinking about that.

Thankfully, these days the mother of one says she's confident with her body:

“This is the body that I have. I have a very athletic build, and I am so proud of what my body has done for me. I had the best, healthiest, strongest pregnancy. And I feel good about myself."

Read the full interview with Hilary Duff here, and pick up a copy of Health's December issue on newsstands November 14.

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