‘Outer Banks’ star Madelyn Cline details past struggle with eating disorders
“Outer Banks” star Madelyn Cline has revealed she struggled with eating disorders during her teenage years.
“Self-love is a constant journey,” Cline, 22, told Women’s Health in a new body scan video for the mag. “When I was younger I did struggle with eating disorders, specifically when I was a teenager. I think I was around 16 when I started working out a lot.”
“I would wake up every morning at 5 a.m. and I would work out for 30 minutes. It was super rigorous cardio every day,” she went on. “I started cutting calories. I would eat like six almonds for breakfast because I didn’t want to counteract the cardio that I just did.”
She added, “It turned into not feeding myself protein and not feeding my body what it needed when I was working out so much.”
The Netflix star was also dancing and weight-lifting, leaving her physique malnourished.
“I worked out multiple times during the day. All I knew was I wasn’t achieving a particular body image, and so I was angry. I was harming myself and starving myself in the process of trying to achieve that.”
Like many teens, Cline often compared herself to public figures with unrealistic body types. Fortunately, and with the help of her family, she learned, “there’s nothing wrong with you, you’re just not built that way, and that’s perfectly fine.”
“My mom was a wonderful help in that. She would stand there in the mirror with me and we would list out things that I liked about my body,” she added. “After that repetition those things became solidified in my mind. I like my curves, I like my hips, and after a while I started to love my body. I became so much happier.”
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