Candace Cameron Bure Talks ‘Fuller House’ Reboot: Weight Loss And Bulimia Details

Candace Cameron Bure Talks ‘Fuller House’ Reboot: Weight Loss And Bulimia Details
‘Fuller House’ premieres on Netflix on Feb. 26. (Photo: ABC/CelebrityHealthFitness)

Candace Cameron Bure shared some spoilers for the upcoming “Full House” reboot, called “Fuller House,” which just started production.

Bure, who plays D.J. Tanner, said “Fuller House” starts off on a somber note, with D.J. being a widowed mother of three.

“It is tragedy that starts off the show, which was like the original ‘Full House,’ but the themes are always heartfelt,” Candace told THR. “It’s always a situation you can always learn something from.”

In the original TV show, D.J.’s father, Danny Tanner (played by Bob Saget) was a widower who was raising three young daughters on his own after his wife was killed by a drunk driver.

“Tonally, it will feel the same as the original Full House, which is heartfelt and funny and family-friendly, but it’s current,” said Cameron Bure. “It’s today’s time.”

candace cameron abs diet workoutCandace is excited for the 16-episode “Fuller House” reboot and wants fans to see how her character has developed.

“It’s just fun to see D.J. as a mom,” said Cameron Bure. “It’s fun to be able to develop her even more, particularly because I get to do that with the writers and sit down and talk with them and hear their thoughts, and they hear my thoughts.”

With D.J. being a widow, there’s a good chance her high school boyfriend Steve (played by Scott Weinger) will re-enter the picture.  In other “Fuller House” spoilers, Lori Loughlin’s character, Aunt Becky, is still a news anchor who’s still married to Uncle Jesse (John Stamos).

Most of the original cast, including John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber, will return. Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen (who jointly played Michelle Tanner) may make a cameo on the “Fuller House,” which debuts on Netflix in 2016.

Candace Cameron Bure, who looks fit and youthful at 39, said she suffered from poor body image and the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia at the height of her “Full House” stardom.

In 2010, the former child star lost 22 pounds, slimming down to 110 pounds through portion control and regular exercise, as Celebrity Health Fitness has reported. Bure has maintained her weight loss since then by eating well and working out regularly.

Candace Cameron Bure insists her juice cleanse was not for weight loss.
Candace Cameron Bure battled bulimia and weight loss struggles while starring on ‘Full House.’ (Photos: Instagram)

While the mom of three is healthy now, she began dieting obsessively as a teen, suffered from the eating disorder bulimia, and experimented with diet pills. Candace detailed her bulimia and body-image struggles in her 2011 memoir, Reshaping It All:

“When I was 16, I filmed an episode of ‘Full House’ where my family goes to Disney World,” Bure wrote. “I remember putting on baggy overalls just to hide my stomach. When I watched it, I was pretty disappointed and bummed out looking at myself. I didn’t feel good about my own body.”

At her heaviest, the 5-foot-2 Candace weighed 132 pounds (not fat by any means, but she wanted to slim down even more).

candace cameron bure fuller houseCameron Bure said she had a hard time adjusting to being a housewife and mom of three after “Full House” ended in 1995 and she began living in Canada with her husband, Russian-born NHL player Valeri Bure. These days, Candace typically works out four to five days a week for an hour, combining cardio exercise and strength-training.

Candace, a devout Christian, revealed her weight loss secrets and how she juggles motherhood, marriage, and career in her new book, Balancing It All.

Related: Lori Loughlin rocks ripped abs at 51: Diet and workout tips

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