Vicky Pattison became obsessed with weighing herself and admits she was ‘super unwell’
The former Geordie Shore star, 32, admitted that the number she would see on her scale every morning would dictate her mood that day
Vicky Pattison has admitted that she became obsessed with weighing herself at one point in her life, and admitted her mental health was “super unwell”.
The former Geordie Shore star, 32, admitted that the number she would see on her scale every morning would dictate her mood that day.
Speaking on her The Secret To podcast, Vicky revealed: “I did a fitness DVD. To this day, I am really proud of it. I know it’s kind of a forgotten technology now, but it was number one selling in the UK.
“I was like super strong, super toned, but looking back, I wasn’t healthy. And I don’t mean physically. Like, mentally, I was super unwell.”
Vicky went on to reveal that she became “fixated” on weighing herself, and that soon began to take a toll on her wellbeing.
She recalled: “It was all to do with what that number on the scale said that morning and that would completely dictate my entire day.
“If I was going to have a good day, it would be because there was a loss on that scale. And if I was going to have a bad day, if I was going to be stressed out, it if was going to be difficult, it would be because I’d maintained – or heaven forbid – gained weight.”
The reality TV star admitted the pressure of maintaining a certain body image soon became an “unhealthy obsession”.
She explained: “And I put so much pressure on myself and so much gravity on that number that I actually didn’t enjoy working out, which was obscene because I had always loved it. And it became an unhealthy obsession.”
But the brunette bombshell said she’s now at a place in her life where she finally has a different outlook on health and fitness.
She went on: “As time’s worn on, it’s been less and less for me about reaching some sort of desired aesthetic and more about my wellbeing and mental health.
“I’m just a nicer person when I exercise. I kind of credit a lot of my journey and the contentment and happiness I feel now to exercise.”
Vicky is best known for her time on MTV reality series Geordie Shore from 2011 to 2014, Ex on the Beach in 2014 and 2015, her show Judge Geordie in 2015, and her time on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! in December 2015.
She has also been a member of ITV panel show Loose Women.
The star has been in a relationship with Ercan Ram, 26, since last year.