The Only Way Is Essex's Maria Fowler has admitted that her dissatisfaction with her size resulted in her becoming obsessed with her weight.
Opening up about her weight issues, the reality TV star, also admitted that she spent a month on the Dukan diet rather than the recommended 10 days. Talking to Closer Magazine about her struggle last year, Maria said:
"I’m not saying I had an eating disorder, but I was definitely obsessed with my size. The more people told me I’d lost weight, the more I carried on. I was really thin. I don’t know how much I lost, but I went from a size 10 to a skinny size 8 and was around 8st."
Revealing that she stopped the diet when she saw a picture of herself on a night out, Maria added: "I remember seeing photos of me in an orange dress on a night out at Nobu in London and I had a lollipop head."
Crediting her romance with footballer Lee Croft as the reason for her feeling more confident about her body, Maria said: "I used to think about getting liposuction, but now I’m with Lee – who I met in Marbella last August – I’m not bothered.
"If I feel paranoid about my looks, Lee just tells me he loves me as I am."
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