05/31/2014 01:12 pm ET Updated May 31, 2014

Cheryl Burke Gets Real About Body Image, Shares Relatable Message

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Cheryl Burke shared an inspirational message on her Facebook page after People Magazine ran a story on her recent weight loss. In the interview, the "Dancing With The Stars" pro shared her tips on how she stays healthy and feels great.

Burke thanked her fans for their supportive comments, saying she's had a "very public struggle" with comments about her weight for years. "I’m not caving in to the pressures of Hollywood, as some of you have expressed your concern that I might be, and I’m certainly not starving myself," she wrote. "I'm thriving."

Her comments were honest and relatable, and she encouraged her readers to tune out the critics. "Love yourself. Nourish your body. Be kind to one another."

Read her full letter below.


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