KATIE Price has revealed her son Harvey weighed in at five-and-a-half stone at just three years old due to his diet.
The media personality explained how her eldest child, who suffers from Prader-Willi Syndrome, autism and blindness, only ate potato waffles and chicken kievs.
Katie, 43, admitted that Harvey, 19, would have kept on eating "until he was sick" unless she controlled his diet with the help of doctors.
In her new book Harvey and Me – the mother-of-five detailed what life was like before her son was diagnosed with Prader-Willi, which causes an increased appetite.
She detailed how she "couldn't understand why" her then three-year-old had managed to swell to five-and-a-half stone despite not over-eating.
"When he was three, he weighed five-and-a-half stone," Katie wrote. "I couldn't understand why. He wasn't over eating but if he had the choice, he would have just ate and ate until he was sick.
"I had to make sure I was strict about it. That's because of his Prader-Willi Syndrome, a key feature is that they feel a constant sense of hunger.
"We didn't know that at the time. He didn't get diagnosed until he was a teenager."
Katie went on to describe that Harvey became increasingly fussy about his food and at one point he would only eat oven chips and chicken Kiev.
"Although he was constantly hungry, it got to a point where he'd only eat potato smiles faces and mini kievs – he refused anything else," she added.
"Even if I got a big chicken kiev and chopped it up into smaller pieces, he wouldn't eat it as he knew that it wasn't the same shape and texture as the mini ones."
The star ended up taking Harvey to a doctor as Harvey refused to eat a balanced diet or take vitamin tablets.
"I was at my wits' end," Katie concluded. "I ended up taking him to the doctor's and he spent six weeks in Great Ormond Street while they tried to help with his diet."
Katie Price: Harvey and Me – published by Mirror Books – gives insight into Harvey's life as well as his complex medical needs.
Another excerpt sees Katie detail that while Harvey has dated girls before – he doesn't have any desire to have sex with them.
She writes: "Prader-Willi syndrome also causes poor sexual development. Harvey has no desire for a romantic relationship.
"He has had girlfriends in the past, but it’s not like a proper relationship. He had his first girlfriend when he was 14 and he was with her for two years.
"It was very innocent and sweet, where they just held hands – it was more like a friendship."
Katie said that Harvey has "never spoken about sex" and that she doesn't think he knows what it is.
She has told how she visited an abortion clinic three times while pregnant with Harvey because she didn't want to be a single mum.
Katie claimed Dwight shut down when she told him she was pregnant during their relationship in 2001 and offered her no financial support.
Katie made the agonising decision to end her 2001 pregnancy multiple times to keep her then-boyfriend Dwight Yorke happy, after he hinted he wouldn't remain in her or the baby's life.
She has also claimed her footballer ex told her he was "disowning" her and Harvey after their son asked to see him.
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