Alba's anorexia hell
13:30 27 July 2005
Jessica Alba has spoken out about her anorexia hell.
The stunning actress has confessed she suffered from the dangerous eating disorder several years ago.
Jessica began to starve herself and became obsessed with exercise - training for three hours a day - during her preparation for the TV series 'Dark Angel'.
She admitted to America's Glamour magazine: "A lot of girls have eating disorders, and I did too. I got obsessed with it."
The 'Sin City' beauty - who realised she had a problem when her weight dropped to just 100lbs - claims she first started worrying about her weight when she hit puberty and started developing womanly curves.
She added: "When I went from a girl's body to a woman's body with natural fat in places, I freaked out. It makes you feel weird, like you're not ready for that body."
Jessica, who also suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder and panic attacks, recently admitted she has been cooking meals for herself since the age of 12 - because she didn't want to end up as fat as her family.
She is quoted by Britain's The Sun newspaper as saying: "Everyone in my family is heavily overweight and I wanted to be healthier, so I started cooking for myself when I was 12."
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