Morbidly obese Patty Sanchez used to eat 13,000 calories a day when she was in a relationship with a ‘feeder’ boyfriend.
The relationship and lifestyle was dangerous for her health as one point she wanted to be the largest woman in the world and felt the bigger she got the more she was loved.
Ms Sanchez, 51, from Reno in Nevada, said: ‘I was tremendous – and I felt like I was dying a slow death.
“I realised that the feeding relationship I was in and the squashing was benefitting others – but it wasn’t for me.”
“My lowest point in my life was when I was at my heaviest weight of 51.5 stone and couldn’t walk three steps to the bathroom from my bed.
“It would take me 20 minutes to get back to bed – I never went outside and it was a lonely and dark time in my life.
“I couldn’t fit in the shower, I was crammed and couldn’t wash myself properly.
“If I carried on the way I was at the weight I was that I was going to die a slow death.”
After breaking up with her fetishist ex-partner she changed her diet and lifestyle dramatically.
The mum-of-four, who plans to shed more pounds, said her weight loss had vastly improved both her personal and family life.