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Camila Mendes Is 100% Done With Dieting

Camila Mendes Is 100% Done With Dieting

Camila Mendes is taking a page from Demi Lovato‘s book and throwing out all the rules about dieting — meaning, she’s done with it all.

The Riverdale star shared her stance on Instagram this week, opening up about how her recent visit and talk with a naturopath ended in her vowing to stop focusing on being thin.

“She phrased a pivotal question in such a way that struck a chord with me: what other things could you be thinking about if you didn’t spend all your time thinking about your diet? I suddenly remembered all the activities I love that used to occupy my time,” Camila wrote.

She added, “I’m done believing in the idea that there’s a thinner, happier version of me on the other side of all the tireless effort.”

“Your body type is subject to genetics, and while eating nutrient-dense foods and exercising regularly will make you healthier, it will not necessarily make you thinner, and the current system fails to make that distinction.”

When did being thin become more important than being healthy? I recently went to a naturopath for the first time in my life. I told her about my anxiety around food and my obsession with dieting. She phrased a pivotal question in such a way that struck a chord with me: what other things could you be thinking about if you didn't spend all your time thinking about your diet? I suddenly remembered all the activities I love that used to occupy my time. At some point in my life, I allowed my obsession with being thin to consume me, and I refused to make room in my mind for any other concerns. Somehow I had stripped myself of all the pastimes that brought me joy, and all that was left of me was my anxiety around food. My passion for education, cinema, music, etc. — all the interests that used to occupy my mind — had been eaten away by my desire to be thin, and it made me miserable. I'm done believing in the idea that there's a thinner, happier version of me on the other side of all the tireless effort. Your body type is subject to genetics, and while eating nutrient-dense foods and exercising regularly will make you healthier, it will not necessarily make you thinner, and the current system fails to make that distinction. I’m sick of the toxic narrative that the media consistently feeds us: that being thin is the ideal body type. A healthy body is the ideal body type, and that will look different for every person. I’m #donewithdieting – join me in this movement and share your story!

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Camila Mendes Sends Condolences to High School Shooting Victims in Her Hometown of Parkland

Camila Mendes Sends Condolences to High School Shooting Victims in Her Hometown of Parkland

Camila Mendes is mourning the victims of the horrific high school shooting that happened on Valentine’s Day (February 14) in Parkland, Florida.

The 23-year-old Riverdale actress also grew up in that same town.

“#Parkland used to be my home, my sister attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas when I was in elementary school there. It’s devastating that such a violent tragedy happened in a place that I’ve always considered safe, a place that I associate with such innocent, childhood memories,” she wrote on Twitter.

“My heart goes out to all the families who are grieving the loss of a loved one, and for all the survivors who have to live with the trauma.”

See her tweets below.

Camila Mendes Reminds Fans That No One is Perfect in Inspiring New Instagram

Camila Mendes Reminds Fans That No One is Perfect in Inspiring New Instagram

Late last year, Camila Mendes opened up about her struggles with an eating disorder, and just lately, she’s revisiting it with a powerful quote about loving your body from Marya Hornbacher

In the post, the Riverdale star opened up about her friendship with fellow eating disorder survivor, and editor, Christina Grasso, who went on to found The Chain, a not-for-profit peer support and mentorship program for women in the fashion and entertainment industries who are struggling with, or recovering from, an eating disorder.

“Even though I’ve been crazy busy and on the other side of the continent, and even though I’m quite possibly the worst texter I know, Christina frequently checks in to see how I’ve been doing, and through that alone I’ve learned to appreciate the value of peer support when recovering from an eating disorder,” Camila writes of her friend on Instagram.

She added, reminding fans that you need to take care of yourself in all ways and forms.

“Having that constant reminder to love my body (especially on instagram where my feed is full of perfect pictures and ‘perfect bodies,’ and especially being in front of a camera every day playing Veronica, who adores her tight mini skirts) is just enough to clear my head of all the negative voices that creep in every once in a while,” Camila says.

“Our minds can get so contaminated with endless images of perfection, and even if you don’t suffer from an eating disorder, it can’t hurt to incorporate a little body positivity into your routine. Take care of yourself in every way that you can.”

Camila Mendes Reveals The Exact Nail Polish Color That Veronica Wears on 'Riverdale'

Camila Mendes Reveals The Exact Nail Polish Color That Veronica Wears on 'Riverdale'

On Riverdale, Cheryl has her signature shade of lipstick, and Betty is almost never without her ponytail — and for Veronica, it’s her nail color.

Speaking with E! News, Camila Mendes opened up about the deep colors that Veronica will never be without on the show.

“Veronica is like purple, navy, black, more jewel tones,” Camila shared. “You know, so she can do like a burgundy, you know, or like a deep, darker red, like a wine color.”

For season two, Veronica’s nails “are always Malaga Wine. Malaga Wine from OPI and that’s the nail color I’ll always have for as long as we’re shooting Riverdale.”

Camila added that the deep colors are perfect for Veronica, too.

“The dark colors for me speaks to Veronica’s mysterious darkness and her being from a dark family that’s full of secrets,” she shared. “I think that just fits her character.”

“She’s always been a bolder character with the full brow and the dark lips and the perfect, polished hair. She’s very sleek.”

Riverdale airs Wednesdays on The CW.

McDonalds Canada Gifted Riverdale's Camila Mendes With A Ton of Swag & McNuggets!

McDonalds Canada Gifted Riverdale's Camila Mendes With A Ton of Swag & McNuggets!

Camila Mendes is a big fan of McDonalds it seems — so much that McDonalds Canada just sent her an almost bottomless box of gift cards and brand clothing!

The Riverdale star showed off the gift on her Instagram over the weekend, saying that it wasn’t sponsored in any way, but simply a gift from the company because she loves them so much.

Camila, know you love your Chicken McNuggets!” one note from the fast food eatery says. “Your cast + crew can thank you for all the goodies. See you at the next drive-thru.”

Another said: “We know you love a bunch of nuggets — and we couldn’t mail them yo you (security said so), so we sent you the next best thing – some gift cards and some swag to keep you warm on set to share with cast and crew. Know you get your fix from Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe – but we’ll give his kitchen a break and give you something else to snack on.”

On top of the gift cards, Camila was also gifted a McDonalds scarf and sweater.

Check out the pics below!

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Veronica Doesn't Want Archie Learning Everything About Her Family on Tonight's 'Riverdale'

Veronica Doesn't Want Archie Learning Everything About Her Family on Tonight's 'Riverdale'

Veronica steals a little moment with boyfriend Archie in this still from tonight’s Riverdale.

In the episode, as preparations for her confirmation ceremony get underway, Veronica (Camila Mendes) becomes concerned that Archie (KJ Apa), who’s agreed to be Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos) “intern,” may be learning too much about her family’s secret business dealings.

Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and FP (Skeet Ulrich) lead the charge after an incident at Pickens Park leads to increased tensions among the Serpents.

Meanwhile, Chic (Hart Denton) helps Betty (Lili Reinhart) deal with her inner darkness.

Riverdale airs TONIGHT @ 8PM ET/PT on The CW.

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'Riverdale' Starts 'Carrie' Rehearsals For Special Musical Episode

'Riverdale' Starts 'Carrie' Rehearsals For Special Musical Episode

If you were one of the ones who thought the whole Riverdale musical was some sort of joke, you are wrong. 100% wrong.

Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa just shared a BTS pic of the cast rehearsing for the upcoming episode.

“For those who thought #Riverdale doing ‘Carrie The Musical’ was just a fever dream…nope. It’s happening. RIGHT. NOW,” he posted with the pic.

The image shows director Kevin (Casey Cott) in a circle with Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes), Jughead (Cole Sprouse), Toni (Vanessa Morgan), and more.

Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) will take the lead as Carrie, with Alice Cooper (Madchen Amick) returning to the stage as her mom.

Check out more details on JJJ now!

'Riverdale' Stars Camila Mendes & Lili Reinhart Pose for a Retro Photo Shoot!

'Riverdale' Stars Camila Mendes & Lili Reinhart Pose for a Retro Photo Shoot!

Camila Mendes and Lili Reinhart are bringing the ’50s glam!

The 23-year-old and 21-year-old Riverdale co-stars, who play Veronica and Betty on the show, posted for a cool retro photo shoot for Watch Magazine, which is due out on newsstands on January 23.

The two actresses were also asked which Riverdale characters they related to the most: “Betty. I’m just more bubbly, I’m much sweeter. I’m not as quippy and strong and fierce as Veronica,” said Camila.

“We’re both a lot more laid-back than all of the characters. I feel like that’s what makes me most like Jughead,” Lili added.

For more from Camila and Lili, visit CBS.com.

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