Model reveals the extreme diet she used to exist on to sustain her figure

Model reveals the extreme diet she used to exist on to sustain her figure

It's January, the time of year when we all wake up from our collective Christmas hangovers, look at ourselves in the mirror, and think "this needs to change." Yes, it's the season of 'new year-new me', when all of us are cutting out booze, hitting the salad bar, and signing up for gym memberships in a desperate bid to get healthy. However, some people can go to some pretty ludicrous, even dangerous, extremes in an effort to lose weight or gain muscle. I myself have been guilty of this: my first gym session of 2019 I tried to lift too much without giving myself a break, and ended up stiff and sore as hell with little to show for it.

So if you're looking at the Instagram profiles of some of the ridiculously-thin models out there on social media, and are feeling jealous as hell, then you might need a reality check to feel better. A model has recently come clean about some of the extreme measures she took to stay slim, and suffice to say people have been pretty shocked by her statements.

In a Q&A, Australian model Ruby Tuesday Matthews revealed to her followers that she'd followed a strict diet of cigarettes, black coffee and cocaine to maintain her 120-pound frame. Matthews stated:

"I did a lot of cocaine, like a lot, so basically I just smoked cigarettes, had [black coffee] and did coke. People don’t realize how easy it is to hide something. Whether it’s addiction, depression, anxiety, it’s easy to hide those things. I need to be careful what I’m saying here, but in the influencer industry, everyone loves the baggie. That is how most physiques are maintained … that’s how my physique was maintained."

She added that she decided to give up the drug-addled lifestyle after she fell pregnant at a party, and was worried that her consistent drug abuse might have harmed her baby, stating:

"I didn’t know I was pregnant. I was with a friend and we were out at a party and I was feeling really sick and went home. I had the worst hangover the next day, and I never used to get them ...  didn’t think I was pregnant — I was really thin and partying a lot and no one thought I would be able to fall pregnant ... I have battled with mental health demons on and off for most of my life. It is a topic I am going to be talking about a lot more this year."

So there you have it: the next time you feel down about yourself, and feel like you just can't compete with some of those Instagram celebrities; think about the fact that maybe their waistline is actually hiding some pretty-self destructive lifestyle choices, and that maybe they're not really as happy and well-adjusted as they appear to be.