Young Mum Addicted To Eating Toilet Paper

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Jade Sylvester, 25, from Gainsborough developed a craving for toilet paper when she was pregnant, a year after giving birth she still eats up to one roll a day.

Quite often pregnant women will get strange cravings for things like chalk, ice, coal and even dirt. Most the time these cravings are symptoms of a nutrient deficiency like iron. But toilet paper is a really weird one.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Sylvester said: “While I was pregnant I went to the loo and looked at the toilet roll and thought ‘I have to eat that.”

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She admitted to eating about eight sheets of toilet paper every time she goes to the toilet, and ultimately one whole roll a day.

Sylvester also admitted on Facebook that she likes to chew on sponges, but that she doesn’t eat them. She said: “The worst thing I chew are sponges but I don’t swallow that.” I guess sponges are her equivalent of chewing gum.

She’s getting quite a bit of publicity from here freaky eating habits as she also said on Facebook that she will be appearing on This Morning. I wonder if she’ll appear alongside Katie Hopkins.

Her cravings are part of a condition called Pica, where people have cravings to eat items with little or no nutritional value. These can include stones, sand, paint and dirt.