Celebrity Big Brother 2013: Josie Gibson says of amazing weight loss, “Sugar was like heroin for me”

by Lynn Rowlands

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Former Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother housemate Josie Gibson has of course experienced the phenomenon of seeing her weight drop dramatically before it all piled back on again…

However, Josie reckons she now knows why she was a yo-yo dieter, and blames an addiction to sugar for her weight issues.

Comparing her love of sugar to a “heroin addiction” Josie, who’s currently a svelte size 10, showed off her new figure on Daybreak, where she made her remarks about being “addicted to sugar.”

She said, “I didn’t realise because as I was going to the supermarket and I was buying stuff with no fat so I thought it would be OK and not realising that it was full of sugar…

“So that’s what got me in the end I didn’t realise but most of the population are sugar addicts.

josie gibson“So sugar is a drug so when you take a drug you have that high, when you have a drug then you come down…

“Then what do you do when you’re coming down you want to eat, indulge, to like curve those emotions.

“I think my diet had a lot to do with causing those emotional issues so I was depressed I couldn’t sleep properly.

“But the biggest thing that got me out of it was the exercise because it actually broke the whole cycle so I couldn’t have done it without the exercise.”

Of the demon sugar, Josie added, “It’s in everything. Imagine being addicted to heroin and you go into a garage, you go into a train station and you’re surrounded by heroin.

“That’s exactly what it was like being a sugar addict.

“They trick you – they don’t tell you how much sugar is in actual things you are purchasing.

“It’s like a trickery – you’re getting fat without realising and then the sugar actually makes you fatter because it destroys a gland which tells you, you are full up.

“It actually makes you hungrier which puts on more weight.”

So there we have it. Here’s a reminder of on Loose Women recently…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.