London, April 30(ANI): Imogen Thomas has admitted that she began binge-eating after revelations about her affair with footballer Ryan Giggs emerged last year.
The model and former Miss Wales said she gorges on sweet food to relieve the stress.
"It was not to do with being hungry. I was just eating because I wanted to feel better," the Sun quoted the 29-year-old as saying.
"Any woman who has been through stress and trauma will know the feeling. Eating sweet food seems to temporarily numb the pain," she added.
Now a size 10, 5ft 6in Thomas revealed that her weight shot up when her affair with Manchester United ace Giggs hit the newspapers.
"I never weigh myself but I didn't need scales to know that I had gone up by two dress sizes in a matter of weeks," she said.
"I've always loved food, especially sweet things, and I've always had sugar cravings pre-menstrually.
"If I go out for a meal I'm the kind of person who checks the puddings before I look at anything else.
"Before all the stress, I would try to save treats for the weekend and eat healthily during the week. But things span out of control and I found it hard to get back to normal.
"I tried to exercise but didn't always manage to get to the gym, even though I'd intend to.
"I did a degree in health studies and psychology so I should have been able to sort myself out, but sometimes it's a case of being able to help others but not yourself," she added. (ANI)
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