Sam Faiers reveals her struggle against Crohn's disease

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 January 2015
Sam Faiers

Sam Faiers

'The Only Way Is Essex' star Sam Faiers has revealed her weight dropped to six stone after she was diagnosed with Crohn's disease

Sam Faiers "couldn't eat anything" for the first six weeks after she was diagnosed with Crohn's disease.

The 24-year-old beauty, who was diagnosed with the inflammatory bowel disease last year, saw her weight fall to six stone, which is considered a healthy weight for a nine-year-old child.

She explained: "For the first six weeks, I couldn't eat anything.

"I went down to six stone - from nine stone. So you can imagine what it was like."

The 'Only Way Is Essex' star was living on a diet of chicken and mash after she was banned by doctors from eating acidic foods.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Everything I had to eat in the first three months after my diagnosis was very plain, and I was on a lot of medication and shakes.

"But my body took well to the medication. Between the summer and now, I can eat anything I want. But it's everything in moderation.

"I can't even touch white wine - it makes me feel so ill it's not worth it. I used to love white wine, but now I stick to gin and tonic. Other than that, it's pretty much living a normal life. I can do whatever I want, I can exercise as hard as I want."

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