Roxy Jacenko has opened up about a dark time in her life when her weight plummeted to just 49kg, ahead of the release a new tanning range with Skinny Tan.
The PR queen looks sensational in a recent shoot she did for the brand, and told Be she can 'finally think straight' after a difficult year 'starving' herself and struggling with her weight.
"I was starving myself, it became a challenge that I didn't want to be defeated," Roxy said.
The 37-year-old revealed she 'had a fear of calories' until she realised she'd gone too far.
"When you can put a minty in your mouth, taste it, then spit it out in fear of the calories its time to make some serious changes," she said.
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Now fast forward a year, and Roxy is feeling a lot better and able to 'function normally' after changing her attitude towards food and reaching a healthy weight.
"My body now fits my frame [and] I am able to function normally," she told Be. "I was running on raw fish, green juice and literally air for a year."
Reflecting on her struggles, Roxy now realises her unhealthy eating habits were part pf her coping mechanism through a difficult time.
Her husband Oliver Curtis served a 12 month sentence in prison on an insider trading conviction, and while she was left to take care of their two children, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
"It was a coping mechanism for a bad position that I found myself in on many levels," she said. "I needed to work through it, which I did and am confident that I have come out on top!"
The blonde beauty is now happy with her more 'feminine' look.
"If my Roxy Tan shoot was 12 months ago there is a good chance I would of looked like a boy with balloons on my chest!" the PR maven joked.
Roxy certainly doesn't look like that now as the blonde bombshell posed up a storm for her raunchy shoot in a series of sexy swimsuits.
Roxy's Skinny Tan range Roxy Tan launches on Valentine's Day on skinnytan.com.au.
For confidential support about eating disorders and body image issues you can free call the Butterfly Foundation National Hotline on 1800 33 4673.