Lady's dog biscuits
13:30 01 August 2005
Lady Isabella Hervey has confessed she ate dog biscuits at the height of her bulimia.
The 'Celebrity Love Island' star, who battled the eating disorder as a teenager, has revealed how, when she couldn't find any other food in the house to gorge herself on, she would scoff down the canine treats.
At other times, Isabella would eat 10GBP worth of chocolate bars in one sitting.
She eventually sought help at exclusive clinic The Priory when she was 18.
Isabella recalled: "When I was bulimic I actually put on weight. You do it because you feel very empty. There is often a trigger, and you mistake it for hunger, but it's because you're very empty inside and you're trying to fill that void."
The blonde beauty, who used show-jumping and squash to help her get over the disorder, claims she wanted to punish herself for emotional problems she was having and has encouraged other sufferers to get help.
She is quoted by Britain's Independent on Sunday newspaper as saying: "You end up being bulimic because you hate yourself, and you punish yourself because of that.
"If people want to get over it, they first have to admit they have a problem."
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