Natasha Henstridge: Diets and Pills Damaged My Body
06/01/2009 AT 04:15 PM EDT
"I've done some things that probably weren't the smartest things in the world," reveals Henstridge, now 34, of taking "pills" and over the counter supplements to give her an "extra boost" to be thinner. "I've even been to Chinese herbalists who've given me herbs and acupuncture," she says, thinking that they were "innocent and healthy."
Now, the mom of two realizes that the diets and drugs were damaging. "All of a sudden when you decide to go clean, things are changing in your body because you done a bit of damage," she says. Sporting a curvier figure last month, Henstridge is happier – and healthier – than ever. "My body has definitely gone through a change since coming off all the crazy yo-yo stuff," she admits of putting on weight.
These days the star is promoting her ABC TV movie Impact, staying active with mountain biking and an intense cardio and weight training boot camp at Pulse Fitness in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Looking back at her journey, Henstridge smiles, "it was eye-opening."
Reporting by Jed Dreben