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'Outer Banks' Star Madelyn Cline Reveals Her Struggles With an Eating Disorder: 'I Was Harming & Starving Myself'

'Outer Banks' Star Madelyn Cline Reveals Her Struggles With an Eating Disorder: 'I Was Harming & Starving Myself'

Madelyn Cline is getting candid about her struggles with an eating disorder.

The 22-year-old Outer Banks actress, who is currently dating this co-star, spoke to Women’s Health magazine about her past disorder, which started because of body image issues in her early teens.

“I think I was around 16 when I started working out a lot,” she shared with the magazine. “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.”

But although she was working out, Madelyn admitted that she was “not achieving this body shape that I want”ed and then started “cutting calories” out of her daily intake.

“It would be the kind of thing where I would eat six almonds for breakfast, because I didn’t want to counteract the cardio I just did,” Madelyn added. “It turned into not feeding myself protein and not feeding my body what it needed when I was working out so much.”

“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…That’s an awful place to be, especially as a teenager, when you’re idolizing a certain body type and you can’t achieve it.”

She continued. “There’s nothing wrong with that, you’re just not built that way, and that’s okay. That’s perfectly fine.”

Madelyn says she’s in recovery and credits her mom with giving her support.

“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,” Madelyn shared. “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.”

Many stars have been vocal in their eating disorder struggles, including Sailor Brinkley Cook, Charli D’Amelio and this popular singer.

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