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Read the latest blogs on eating disorders. Written by our supporters, they cover real life experiences including recovery. Use the drop-down filter above to search the categories.

Living with ARFID: I’m not just a fussy eater

15/07/2021

All I knew from the age of 18 months was that food was scary and anything out of...

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Calorie counts on menus won’t prevent obesity, but they will har...

01/07/2021

In 2020, the government announced plans to introduce calorie counts on menus of...

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5 Things to Remember When You Want to Give Up

14/05/2021

Recovery is overwhelming.  I wish you could just snap your fingers and be...

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‘Most have found the past year extremely hard’: Dave’s story

12/05/2021

Aware of the challenges faced by those experiencing eating disorders during the...

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Holly’s story: case study with a Bolster service user

10/05/2021

What has this year been like for you? It’s been a tricky year for everyone. It’...

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What happens when you start to feed your brain again?

05/05/2021

During my recovery from anorexia and bulimia, a lot of focus was put on establis...

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"Things can improve, even when it feels hopeless"

29/04/2021

I realised recently that I have been fully ‘recovered’ from my eating disorders...

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Coping with Binge Eating Disorder during COVID-19

26/04/2021

Binge Eating Disorder is estimated to be the most common eating disorder. Despit...

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Nikki Grahame’s death brings dangerous gaps in eating disorders...

12/04/2021

The news of Nikki Grahame’s death has shocked many of us. It has sent ripples of...

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"I became an entirely different person"

02/03/2021

It's Eating Disorders Awareness Week! We're focusing on binge eating disorder, a...

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Don’t let Christmas make you struggle in silence

24/12/2020

In the run-up to Christmas, there is a lot to juggle. The gifts we need to buy,...

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The Hope of Christmas Future

23/12/2020

Today's a weird one for me. It's five years to the day that my GP told me I had...

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