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Saturday 30 August 2014

I lost seven stone due to ‘medical bulimia’ says Irish male model

Published 24/06/2014 | 11:41

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Sam Homan  pictured at the Jameson Cult Film Club screening of the film "Silence of the Lambs" at The Mansion House ,Dublin.
Pix:Brian McEvoy
Sam Homan pictured at the Jameson Cult Film Club screening of the film "Silence of the Lambs" at The Mansion House ,Dublin. Pix:Brian McEvoy

An Irish male model lost seven stone after experiencing a psychological form of bulimia.

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Sam Homan (29) dropped from 19 stone to 12 stone ten years ago.

Three years later, his girlfriend entered him into a modelling competition.

Since then he has enjoyed great success in commercial modelling, often travelling to New York, Milan, London and Barcelona.

Speaking on the John Murray show on RTE Radio One yesterday, the model revealed he had lost seven stone while in his teens.

“I was 19 stone [when I was 19] so I was pretty heavy, but I lost a lot of weight and then I went down to 12 stone,” he said.

When asked by John how he lost so much weight, he answered: “I became ill to be honest. I didn’t know what was going on. As my lunch would go down, my breakfast would be coming up.

“I was regurgitating food. I was seeing a girl at the time and her father was a doctor and he said ‘I think you’re medically bulimic’.

“It was psychological. My mind was telling my stomach to get rid of food.

“I started paying attention to what I took into my body and I took an interest in fitness.

“Maybe it was to do with being bullied in school. It’s sad to say but I think everyone is bullied in school at some stage and it depends on how you deal with it but obviously turned to food as a comfort,” he said.

The six foot model says his gigs pay well – but the work is not frequent.

“I can do a job that pays a month’s wages but then I have all that time to concentrate on other things,” he explained.

One of those other things are his cooking skills.

The model is currently finishing his book and has a food blog.

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