Candace Cameron Bure Defends Low-Cal Cleanse

The former "Full House" star is receiving backlash for her five-day cleanse.
2:22 | 07/22/14

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And next up on the "Heat index." Former "Full house" star and "Dancing with the stars" finalist Candace Cameron Bure speaking out defending her decision to do a low-calorie cleanse and ABC's Abbie Boudreau has her story. ? Reporter: Actress and "Dancing with the stars" sweetheart Candace Cameron Bure jumping on the detox diet bandwagon and getting backlash from fans when she posted a message to her Facebook page saying, after a very indulgent week in napa, I'm excited to kick off my five-day cleanse in it was a detoxifying cleanse and the comments starting coming in saying why are you doing a cleanse? You're too thin. This is so unhealthy. Reporter: The former "Full house" actress and author of "Balancing it all" has been open about her past struggles with eating disorders. It's not a secret that I dealt with bulimia but I've been healthy for more than ten years though to bring that up and saying you're doing a cleanse because maybe you're going back on that track is so discouraging for people to say. Reporter: Cameron Bure who finished third on last year's "Dancing with the stars" and took to Facebook yet again this time explaining why she's sticking to her low-calorie cleanse saying "Since being off "Dancing with the stars" my body has struggled to find its balance after having danced up to eight hours a day and eating so clean. It's been about two months since "Dancing with the stars" and my body has just not regulated itself. I haven't felt healthy and I know that a cleanse for me will just get me right back on track. Reporter: I was with Candace on the fifth and final day of her paleta cleanse. You made it. I have two shakes. 1200 calorie per day program with protein shakes in the morning and afternoon and veggies for dinner. The 38-year-old mother of three hoping her message is clearer. I'm secure with who I am and what my body shape is. Reporter: For people who say cleanses are not necessary, number one and, number two, not really that healthy, what is your comment? I like them. I see the health benefits from them but if it's not your thing, don't do it. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Abbie Boudreau, ABC news, Los Angeles. It's not your thing. That's right. But if it works for you, I guess. There's a lot of -- Controversy. We'll leave it at that. But it works for her and she looks great if answer she was a great dancer. Yes, she was.

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