Monday 20 November 2017

Actress reveals her bulimia battle

Dean Gray

'Office' star Lucy Davis has opened her heart about her battle with bulimia.

The English actress laid bare her battle with the eating disorder in an open letter, published in a UK newspaper.

The star revealed how she used to starve herself for days before devouring a week's worth of meals in a single sitting.

In the letter she wrote: "One day in February 2011, I was in a London hotel room and binged on a huge amount of food. I started crying, fell to the floor and let out a sort of scream. I was desperate -- and I thought I was truly insane.

"I couldn't believe food had me in its grip like this. The idea of bringing it back up came into my head. I'd never done it before, but all I could think of was getting this food out of me. I was unprepared for the high that came with it. It was a powerful addiction.

"A few months later, I woke with burst blood vessels in my eyes after purging the day before," she added

Davis joined an Overeaters Anonymous (OA) group after her brother confronted her.

"I went to five meetings a week -- and still do. I admitted to myself and others I was anorexic and bulimic. I started to feel less ashamed and guilty.

"I don't know what I weigh now. I just ask my doctor to let me know if he is happy with what I weigh," she wrote.

Irish Independent

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