Candace Cameron is One Hot, Thin Mom

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It's a slow celebrity news week, apparently.

Former Full House star Candace Cameron explains, in the newest issue of Us Weekly, how she went from a "chubby" child star (her words) to a hot mom of three!

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The actress, 32, lost 22 pounds without typical Hollywood help: trainers, surgery or a special diet prepared by a chef. Those perks, she says, are "not realistic" for most individuals, and credits - gasp - diet and exercise for her change.

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Cameron - who currently weighs 110 pounds, and is "5'2" - says she began taking heat from others, and herself, to lose weight as a teenager on Full House.

No word on whether Kimmie Gibbler peer pressured her.

"Then when I was 16, I filmed an episode of Full House where my family goes to Disney World. I remember putting on baggy overalls just to hide my stomach," she says. "When I watched it, I was pretty disappointed and bummed out."

Candace's diet roller coaster continued after after marrying Russian-born, former NHL player Valeri Bure in 1996 (unfortunately, her co-star Jodie Sweetin and her husband, Cody Herpin, could not achieve such long-lasting marital bliss).

After trying trying to follow a diet plan without much success, Candace Cameron turned to diet pills and "stuff like that, which never worked."

"You try bad things here and there," she admits.

"When I first met Val, I would eat as much food as him - but then he would play hockey for three hours!" she says.

Bure, 34, retired from the NHL in 2006, and started Bure Family Wines.

Then Cameron - who, at her heaviest, weighed 132 pounds - struggled with weight during her first pregnancy to her daughter Natasha, who's now 10 years old. She's also mom to Lev, 8, and Maksim, 6.

To stay slim, the actress now eats an easy-to-do diet. Even though she's now a size 0, Cameron still faces pressure in Hollywood to be even thinner.

While filming her recent Hallmark Channel flick, Moonlight & Mistletoe, the female director would instruct Cameron to "Suck it in!" she says.

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