Candace Cameron Bure Defends Her 5-Day Cleanse

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Candace Cameron Bure found herself on the defensive after announcing earlier this week that she was starting a five-day dietary cleanse.

It all started Monday, when the "Full House" star announced her eating plan on Facebook.

"After a very indulgent week in Napa, I'm excited to kick off my 5 day cleanse with @eatpaleta today!! Shakes for breakfast & lunch, sensible snacks & a light veggie dinner," she wrote.

Her followers were quick to weigh in, some with support and praise, others criticizing her for not eating "real food."

"Poor girl, get a steak dinner," "Are you trying to disappear" and "Whatever happened to simple, healthy eating?" were among some of the hundreds of comments she received.

In a follow-up post the same day, Cameron Bure, 38, who has previously been open about her struggle with bulimia after marrying pro hockey player Valeri Bure, defended her dietary decision.

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"After reading your comments, let me explain! I'm excited to start my 5 day cleanse not to lose weight but to get my body back on track, ridding all the toxins and unhealthy stuff I've put in it the last few months. Since being off Dancing with the Stars, my body has struggled to find its balance after having danced up to 8 hours a day and eating so clean," wrote Cameron Bure, who finished third.

"After going back to my normal eating habits as well as extended over indulgent summertime vacation eating and normal exercise routine, my body has endured some confusion causing some minor health issues," she continued. "That is private, so I will not [be] going into detail, but this cleanse is just a step to getting it back on track because I know that food is a key source to healthy living."

She then added that she chose the Paleta product line for her cleanse because it "includes real food."

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