Despite giving birth more than 15 months ago, Jade just hasn’t been able to flush away her crazy craving…
By Helen O’Brien Google
A British mother eats an entire LOO ROLL every day.
Jade Sylvester, 25, developed a craving for clean toilet paper during a recent pregnancy and now eats as much as entire loo roll’s worth every day.
The mum-of-five first developed the bizarre snacking habit while she was expecting her youngest son Jaxon.
Miss Sylvester, of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, said: “Two months into the pregnancy, I started craving toilet roll. I still don’t know why.
“I like the feeling of the texture in my mouth, rather than the taste. I like the dryness.
“My family tell me it isn’t very good for me – but I can’t help it.”
Despite giving birth to her son more than 15 months ago, Miss Sylvester still cannot tear herself away from the paper snack whenever nature calls.
The full-time mum waits until she needs to go to the toilet and while there will eat a few sheets of toilet tissue in private. She chews and swallows one roll a day.
“While I was pregnant I went to the loo and looked at the toilet roll and thought ‘I have to eat that’ – I know it sounds silly.
“Today I try and hold off going to the bathroom because I know if I go I will eat the paper.
“I usually eat around eight pieces per visit – sometimes I go to the bathroom just to get some toilet roll.
“It does fill me up quite a bit. At first I used to eat a couple of squares at a time, but I keep eating more and more.”
Miss Sylvester said her favourite types are the supermarket-own brands, rather than more expensive products like Andrex.
She said: “Different brands taste different. I have one roll in the bathroom for eating and one to be used normally.”
Miss Sylvester has struggled to kick the habit since giving birth.
She said: “I thought the cravings would stop after I gave birth but they haven’t. I can’t quit. I keep coming back for more.
“It can’t be doing my insides any good, but it hasn’t caused me any health problems or any illness.”
Miss Sylvester has five children – four boys called Billy, 8, Mayson, 6, Harrie, 5 and Jaxon, 1, and a daughter called Harlow, 5.
Miss Sylvester said: “I try to hide it from my kids, if they spot me eating toilet roll they tell me off.
“If my daughter sees me she says, ‘spit it out Mummy, spit it down the toilet’.”
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