I lost seven stone due to ‘medical bulimia’ says Irish male model
Published 24/06/2014 | 11:41
An Irish male model lost seven stone after experiencing a psychological form of bulimia.
Sam Homan (29) dropped from 19 stone to 12 stone ten years ago.
Three years later, his girlfriend entered him into a modelling competition.
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.