Tia Mowry on Taking Diet Pills on Sister, Sister and How Junk Food Affected Her Fertility

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Sister, Sister stars Tamera and Tia Mowry
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To compensate for her bad eating habits Mowry started taking diet pills. She writes: “I’m not proud of it. I got skinny, true, but the pills caused my heart to race, and I knew in my gut that I was hurting myself.”

She only gave them up after taking a psychology class at Pepperdine University after her professor advised her to write “Give up diet pills” on a piece of paper and burn it. Mowry says in the book: “As I watched the paper crackle and burn, something in me released. I haven’t touched diet pills since that day, and thankfully, I haven’t wanted to.”

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Marissa Charles

Born and raised in London, Marissa Charles is an award-winning journalist who has written for newspapers and magazines around the world. Her work has appeared in publications in the UK, the US, Australia, South Africa and France. She loves writing about health, fitness, celebrities, true crime and human-interest stories Her byline has appeared in a variety of publications, including EBONY, the Daily Mail Online, The Guardian, Essence, the New York Post, Salon.com, Cosmopolitan.com, Elle.com and British Glamour. Marissa currently lives in Los Angeles, California. She has no children yet but is a proud – and at times embarrassing – godmother.

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