A CRUEL boyfriend who forced his girlfriend to carry out a gruelling exercise regime because he wanted her have a "huge ass like Kim Kardashian" has been jailed.
Mohammed Anwaar also made Gemma Doherty sprint on a treadmill as he showed her pictures of other women's bodies.
He has been locked up in one of the first sentencings of its kind.
Speaking about her horrific ordeal Ms Doherty, who was also told what to eat and what to wear, has said she was forced to eat 50 cans of tuna a week.
Anwaar controlled Ms Doherty, 30, for roughly two years, Sheffield Crown Court heard.
Legislation which made his controlling behaviour an offence was only introduced in December.
Police have said his conviction could lead to many similar sentencings.
Speaking about her harsh treatment, Ms Doherty said: "He treated me like an animal - almost like a guinea pig in a laboratory.
"He wanted me to have abs and a huge ass - a big one like Kim Kardashian.
"His favourite model was Gracyanne Barbosa and he would make me look at her fitness routines and practice them.
"If I didn't he would beat me."
She also told how Anwaar would look at pictures of Gracyanne whilst on the toilet, and would then return and tell her she needed to do more sit-ups.
The mum-of-two, formerly of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, said: "He would only let me eat tuna and beetroot.
"I would see my friends out and they told me to eat more.
"I was wasting away when I was forced to lose all these calories every day.
"I felt like a zombie on autopilot and was at his beck and call - whatever and whenever."
Anwaar, 27, from Sheffield, pleaded guilty to coercive and controlling behaviour.
He also admitted nine counts of assault and criminal damage.
Jailing Anwaar for two-and-a-half years today, Judge Julian Goose said: "You plainly have a history of violence."
While sentencing him she took into account previous convictions he had for attacking men.
One year of Anwaar's sentence is for his controlling behaviour, while the other 16 months are for attacks on Ms Doherty.
He once held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her while her terrified son hid under the bed.
In August last year Anwaar slapped and kicked Ms Doherty, 30, after a row about money.
He then choked her until she passed out.
The abuse got so bad that Ms Doherty has told how at one stage she took 18 pills in an attempt to take her own life.
In a victim statement read out to the court yesterday, Miss Doherty said their relationship had started out "perfect" but everything changed in May 2015.
She said: "I knew how quickly his mood could change over the smallest thing.
"He ruined my daily life."
Ms Doherty described how she no longer had any self confidence and was worried because Anwaar had a large family and she didn't want to go out in case she saw them.
Superintendent Natalie Shaw, the force leader for domestic abuse, added: "This is the first successful conviction we have had under the new legislation regarding coercive control, and I am pleased that Anwaar is now behind bars for his actions.
"Domestic abuse is wide-ranging and isn't always clear to see upon first examination. Just because physical signs of abuse might not be present, it doesn't mean that someone isn't a victim of domestic abuse, and coercive control can be extremely damaging to a person.
"I'm pleased that coercive control is now legally recognised and we can continue to work with partners to effectively tackle domestic abuse cases and provide the support needed to those involved."