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Read the latest blogs on eating disorders. Written by our supporters, they cover real life experiences including recovery.

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21 April 2022

"Ramadan took on a whole new meaning as my brain and body changed"

Anonymous discusses the pressures and expectations during Ramadan and how they're putting their recovery first.

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14 February 2022

'There's no event too small, idea too wacky - if you have the oomph to do it, do it!'

Rosie discusses her experience of fundraising at university for Beat.

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19 January 2022

Iona’s ‘Beads4Beat’

Iona discusses how fundraising for Beat through making and customising bracelets helped her in her recovery.

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15 January 2022

Campaigning against calories on menus came to be one of the most impactful experiences I’ve had

I felt a sense of duty not just to myself, my recovery + my beliefs, but the thousands upon thousands of other people.

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11 January 2022

My only regret about treatment is that I didn’t access it sooner

I'd never considered that I had an eating disorder, but the way I was treated by my GP was how I ended up getting treatment.

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5 January 2022

Recovery: what real happiness means

By choosing recovery, you will give to yourself the best chance to find your real happiness.

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16 December 2021

Christmas can be a difficult time for many reasons, but it can be especially challenging when you live with an eating disorder

Recovery takes time and it isn’t a race – as long as I’m on the right track it doesn’t matter how long it takes me to reach the finish line. I'’ll get there eventually, and next Christmas perhaps anorexia won’t be invited at all.

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9 December 2021

Navigating Christmas with an eating disorder

Isabella discusses navigating Christmas with an eating disorder and Beat's support services over Christmas.

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3 November 2021

Eating Disorders do not have “a look”

We need to challenge the perception that anorexia is purely about body image, or that we are ‘choosing’ not to eat.

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14 October 2021

How writing and the countryside saved me

The natural world has taught me about transience, how to appreciate each delicate thread of life’s vibrant tapestry.

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