Ireland Baldwin used to suffer with anorexia.

The 22-year-old model - the daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger - has admitted she deeply regrets turning down ''so many sides of fries'' when she was a young girl because she was so fixated on keeping her weight low.

Taking to her Instagram Stories, the blonde beauty uploaded a photograph of herself with protruding shoulders and wrote: ''Anorexia throwback.''

She added: ''I battled with many eating disorders and body issues as a younger girl and it took me a long time to find self love and acceptance! Trust me, all of that pain and destruction I inflicted on myself wasn't worth it. Turning down so. Many. Sides. Of. Fries. Wasn't worth it!! (sic)''

Ireland revealed that during the peak of her eating disorder she became reliant on ''digestive pills'' and would ''run until she couldn't feel her legs'' after taking a bite of a meal.

She recalled: ''I would eat a meal or more like a bite and have to run to the nearest bathroom or find digestive pills or run until I couldn't feel my legs right before bed.''

The actress believes her battle with anorexia - a serious mental illness where people are of low weight due to limiting their energy intake - started after she began modelling.

She explained: ''I used to read people's comments when I first started modelling and anytime anyone told me I was too tall or too fat to have done a job, I would run on a treadmill for the entire duration of at least three episodes of 'Friday Night Lights' that I had on box set.''

Ireland concluded her messages by telling her fans life is ''too short'' to skip the ice cream.

She said: ''Love yourself!! You are beautiful!! Enjoy your food. Eat ice cream with your friends! Workout and eat healthy to take care of your mind and body but find your healthy balance! Life is too short (sic)''