Meet this student who lived on 10 calories a day

This young woman who ate just 10 calories a day while in the grip of anorexia speaks of how she fought her way back from the brink of death.

Beth Hall at 13lb (5.8kg)

Beth Hall, 24, from Cambridge, plummeted to a tiny 13lb after battling the horrific eating disorder since her teenage years - while working in a chocolate shop.

Tormented by bullies at school, she began a strict diet regime at the age of 16, living off nothing more than black tea and coffee.

Determined to lose weight, she would often go for up to three days without eating a single thing.

But after years of turmoil, she was finally admitted to an eating disorder clinic.

And after making a full recovery, she is now a healthy size 8 and studying graphics at university.

Miss Hall says, 'I'm so relieved that I have managed to maintain a healthy weight after battling anorexia.

'It didn't matter how many pounds I dropped, I would always see a fat pig when I looked in the mirror.

'I would ditch my lunch at school and when my mum was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2008 I was able to disguise my eating habits as she was having treatment in hospital.'

She admits she would go up to three days without eating a single thing - but remained adamant there was nothing wrong with her.

'I lived on black coffee and tea which is around 10 calories per day, I was starving my body so badly that I couldn't even think straight,' she recalled.

Miss Hall was forced to drop out of university in 2009 after her eating disorder took control of her life and she struggled to cope with the work load.


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