'I struggle with food': Lucy Davis opens up about her battle to fight her 'eating disorder'
12:17 GMT, 29 September 2012
It has been reported that Lucy Davis has opened up about her struggles with food.
The Office actress famously shed three stone and changed her image in a bid to break the US, but now Lucy has admitted that her appearance is something she has battled her 'whole life'.
Speaking to The Sun, the 39-year-old said: 'I struggle with food, I have difficulties with food.'
'I struggle with food': Actress Lucy Davis has opened up about her battles with her appearance
Davis, who turns 40 in January, revealed that her milestone birthday which is fast approaching has prompted her to get her life back on track.
According to the paper, the British star is hoping her decision to sort out her disorder will help others who face similar problems.
Recognising and accepting the demons in her life, Lucy admitted: 'I had to think maybe it isn't about food or weight – it's something else altogether.'
The blonde star, who rose to fame as lovable Dawn in The Office, arrived at the BBC studios on Thursday looking tired and washed-out.
With baggy, black tracksuit bottoms and a grey sweatshirt drowning her tiny frame, Lucy was clearly going for the dressed down look.
The Shaun of the Dead actress paired her
casual outfit with worn-out Ugg boots and scraped her blonde hair back
into a messy bun.
Dressed down: Lucy Davies opts for a casual look as she leaves the BBC studios on Thursday
Confronting her demons: The 39-year-old is set to celebrate her 40th birthday in January which has prompted her to get help dealing with her disorder
Having spent a lot of time in California recently, Lucy seems to have embraced the LA lifestyle, looking extremely svelte and showing off a natural tan.
With a satchel slung casually over her shoulder, the 39-year-old actress was obviously in work mode.
Her make-up free face made the star look drawn and weary but showed off her flawless skin.
Happier times: Lucy cut a curvier figure in 2012 while she was married to Owain Yeoman
Who's that girl Lucy showed off her muscly arms and shrinking frame while out food shopping in Los Angeles a few months ago
She's thrown herself into work over
the last few years and now Lucy is starting to reap the rewards,
appearing in a number of high profile US shows including Married,
Single, Other, the Mentalist and Family Guy.
The Warwickshire-born actress, who became known for her curvy figure, has dropped a large amount of weight in recent months.
She was pictured looking slim and muscular during a shopping trip in LA a few months ago.
Shrinking: Lucy looked a lot curvier in 2008 (right) but had begun losing weight by 2011 (left)
After her divorce from husband Owain Yeoman last year, Lucy has spent more time stateside, pursuing her career.
has just finished filming Nitrate, a film about a director who gets
caught in a web of lies when he tried to reconstruct an unfinished