AceShowbiz - Camila Mendes has gotten candid about her experience dealing with eating disorder. In a new interview, the "Riverdale" star admitted that it got worse when she was filming season one of the teen drama series.
"I would watch every episode and be like, 'Oh my god, my stomach there…' I was so insecure and it really fuelled my eating disorder," the 28-year-old shared when appearing on the "Going Mental" podcast. "When you're in your early twenties, your body is fluctuating… my body hadn't settled into itself yet. I was looking at myself, taking myself apart. My stomach, you know, my arms, my chin, anything - I would obsess over."
Camila claimed being consumed by her physical appearance "kind of got in the way of my acting" because "it really f**ks with your process." She went on to confess that she was "really afraid" of eating certain foods.
"What would happen is I would avoid [carbs] for a long period of time and then I would binge and eat a bunch and then purge," she shared. "So it was this terrible cycle. [My nutritionist] helped me overcome that by reintroducing bread into my life to be like, 'See, it's not going to kill you.' "
The Veronica Lodge depicter on the Netflix show additionally said it was difficult when people told her, "You look so good," after she lost weight. She pointed out, "When I don't hear that, I think I look terrible - when no one's commenting on how thin I look."