"Turning down so. Many. Sides. Of fries. Wasn't worth it!!" she exclaims now.
Ireland Baldwin got extremely honest about her battle with anorexia in a series of Instagram Stories.
Using #TBT to share a pair of "anorexia throwback" photos (above), the model daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger revealed how she used to focus way too much on her body and what other people thought about it growing up.
"I would eat a meal or more like a bite and have to run to the nearest bathroom or find digestive pills or run until I couldn't feel my legs right before bed," she wrote in a note accompanying the photos.
"I used to read people's comments when I first started modeling and anytime anyone told me I was too tall or too fat to have done a job, I would run a treadmill for the entire duration of at least three episodes 'Friday Night Lights' that I had on box set," she continued.
Looking back, she realizes everything she put her body through "wasn't worth it" in the end.
"I battled with many eating disorders and body issues as a younger girl and it took me a long time to find self love and acceptance," Baldwin wrote. "Trust me, all of that pain and destruction I inflicted on myself wasn't worth it. Turning down so. Many. Sides. Of fries. Wasn't worth it!!"
She concluded by writing, "Love yourself!! You are beautiful!! Enjoy your food. Eat ice cream with your friends! Workout and eat healthy to take care of your mind and body but find your healthy balance! Life is too short."
The 22-year-old stunner is clearly comfortable with her body these days, stripping down to nothing for one of PETA's "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" ads earlier this year.
And while she may be happy showing some skin, her father isn't necessarily ready to see it.
She recently posted an Instagram photo of herself sporting a black bra and matching undergarments, leaning forward while straddling a motorcycle. It caught Alec's attention, as he wrote, "No. Just...no" in the comments.