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Laura Prepon injected herself with hormones

Laura Prepon injected herself with hormones

Laura Prepon used to inject herself with hormones.

The 'Orange is the New Black' actress has admitted she used to rely on the ill-advised pricking technique to help her beat the bulge and achieve a desirable athletic physique.

Speaking to E! News, she said: "I injected myself with hormones. I was so desperate to look a certain way. Ultimately just ended up backfiring."

The 35-year-old star - who began her acting career on 'That 70s Show' alongside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis in 1998 - admitted that although she understands people's insecurities, society is now embracing diversity more.

She said: "Not to sound cliché, but truly embrace who you are. Embrace every curve, and embrace everything about yourself. When you look at a show like 'Orange', all these women are so gorgeous, and we all look so vastly different."

And, since turning against hormone injections a few years ago, Laura now relies on a healthy diet and a vigorous exercise regime to help keep her in shape.

She's also teamed up with well-being coach Elizabeth Troy to create her own weight management book 'The Stash Plan'.