Natasha Henstridge was once one of the most sought-after Hollywood bodies, but the “Species” star says the extreme measures to maintain that perfect physique damaged her body.

“I’ve done some things that probably weren’t the smartest things in the world,” Henstridge, 34, told People magazine. The star admitted to taking “pills,” over-the-counter supplements and Chinese herbs to give her an “extra boost” in the quest to get thinner.

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And while she thought they were “innocent and healthy,” she later learned that the drugs and extreme diets permanently changed her metabolism.

“All of a sudden, when you decide to go clean, things are changing in your body because [you’ve] done a bit of damage,” she said. “My body has definitely gone through a change since coming off all the crazy yo-yo stuff.”

But the now curvier star stays in shape with mountain biking, as well as an intense cardio and weight training boot camp. Still, despite her “eye-opening” experience, she is feeling happier and healthier than ever.

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