Zoe Sadler, 25, has scoffed two packets of Walkers a day since the age of two (Picture: SWNS)

A woman who lived on cheese and onion crisp sandwiches for 23 years can now eat a proper meal after being hypnotised. 

Zoe Sadler, 25, has scoffed two packets of Walkers a day since the age of two because other foods left her feeling sick. 

The bride-to-be sought help from hypnotherapist David Kilmurry when she was diagnosed with MS and thought: ‘I need to get healthier.’ 

She was found to have avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) – but after just two two-hour sessions was able to enjoy her first taste of fruit and vegetables.

The warehouse operative, from Coventry, is celebrating as she now won’t be eating crisp sandwiches on the day she marries carpenter Jason Fox, 28.

’My mum and dad say I tried other foods as a toddler but I always turned my nose up or refused to put them in my mouth’, Zoe said.

‘Apparently, the only thing mum could get down me were crisps which I used to suck until they were soft.

‘I remember being at school when I was little and having crisp sandwiches in my lunch box. They were the only thing I liked to eat.

Hypnotherapist David Kilmurry came to the rescue (Picture: SWNS)

‘I really don’t just want to be eating crisp sandwiches on my wedding day,’ Zoe said (Picture: SWNS)

Zoe eating crisps as a toddler (Picture: SWNS)

‘I usually had a bowl of dry cereal for breakfast and then a crisp sandwich for lunch and another one for dinner.

‘Sometimes I’d try other flavour crisps because the texture wouldn’t bother me.

‘Christmas was always hard for me because I’d never want very much to eat. I’d be able to have a Yorkshire pudding but never with gravy.’

Now that her horizons have been broadened, she says she is ‘able to try loads of different foods’.

‘I can’t believe how nice strawberries are and I even tried a Wagamama chilli squid which was really spicy’, she said.

‘I’m looking forward to trying curry and lots of other different foods.’

It was dangerous for Zoe, who weighs 9st and fits into size 8 dresses, to live on a diet of just crisp sandwiches, even if she counteracted it with exercise, Mr Kilmurry said.

He continued: ’Huge credit to Zoe on her recover, her progress has been phenomenal and has superseded my expectations.

The warehouse operative used to find Christmas dinner ‘hard’ (Picture: SWNS)

The bride-to-be ate thousands of crisp sandwiches over the years (Picture: SWNS)

‘In a very short amount of time with myself and at home she has been calmly eating new meals and incorporated many new high-grade fruits and vegetables to her “safe” foods list.

‘Straight after hypnotism in the chair Zoe was open to trying new fruits and vegetables including cabbage, blueberries and left with a pot of nuts, cranberries and several other foods which she excitedly ate.’

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