Gisele Bundchen suffered from anxiety and panic attacks early in her modeling career and admits to drinking a bottle of wine every night after hitting rock bottom.
The 41-year-old supermodel has opened up about the dark days of her 20s and revealed that an unhealthy diet of coffee, wine and cigarettes has ruined her mental health.
She told Vogue magazine: “From the outside it seemed that I have everything, and I am 22 years old. Inside, I felt like I hit rock bottom…
“I started my day with a mocha frappuccino with whipped cream and three cigarettes, and then every evening I had a bottle of wine. Imagine what happened to my mind.”
Reaching her breaking point, Gisele pointed her way to a naturopath who helped her detox and change her life.
She gave up caffeine, alcohol, and cigarettes and switched to a diet of vegetables, nuts, and small portions of lean meats.
The catwalk beauty explained that the grueling regime gave her terrible migraines, but her symptoms disappeared after three months and she began to feel better again.
Giselle explained: “Doctor… I remember him saying: “Well, do you want to live? It was so easy.” After completing her detox program, Gisele has been living a healthy lifestyle ever since and now believes that healthy eating, meditation and exercise help her stay on track.
She added: “I think I feel better at 40 than I did at 20, and not just physically, because we are all told that life ends at 40, and I feel like I’m just getting started.”