3/21/2013 10:42pm EDT | By: Jeremy Meyer

Maxim cover

Danielle Fishel, also known as Topanga from the 90s' sitcom Boy Meets World and star of the upcoming series sequel, Girl Meets World, looks truly amazing and breath-taking on the April cover of Maxim Magazine!

However, like a lot of Hollywood actresses, Danielle was not always comfortable showing off her body. As a teenager on Boy Meets World, she became very obsessed with her weight. Danielle admits now that she used dangerous dieting methods to shrink her waistline including food deprivation and refusing to eat anything but iceberg lettuce (which is very low in nutrients). As well, she also took laxatives and resorted to the occasional forced vomiting, which led her to weigh only 89 pounds at the age of 16.

But now, weighing in at 126-pounds, and after a wake-up call when she simply collapsed on set one day, Danielle has bounced back and is looking better than ever, and is healthier than ever. She now works-out, eats the standard three meals a day, and sticks to a high-fiber, high-protein diet that emphasizes fish, vegetables, and low-sugar protein bars. But fear not, that doesn't mean Danielle doesn't shy away from treating herself to a juicy steak once in a while; On occasions, the actress is seen relaxing and enjoying the delights of one of her favorite spots, Benjamin Steakhouse in New York City (pictured above with owner and friend Benjamin Prelvukaj).

A new series on the way, a healthy and fit body, and love in her life, it seems as if Danielle Fishel is set to take-over 2013… And everyone knows Hollywood loves a comeback, just ask Robert Downey Jr.!

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