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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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7 December 2021

The Hope of Christmas Future

Whatever this Christmas season is like for you, I want to give you hope for the Christmas future. I can't tell you that recovery is linear, or that five years on I don't still have wobbles and moments of doubt. But I can say that all of my efforts, all of the hard work and fear that has gone into my recovery has been worth it.

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3 November 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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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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15 September 2021

With recovery, I have experienced how it feels to fly

Like bees and every other living organism, I know deep down that I deserve to eat too, I deserve to care for myself.

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30 August 2021

'I am Me'

Lauren chose to use her own experiences to produce something positive: a picture book about eating disorders!

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26 August 2021

Sam's 'Tea and a Treat for Beat'

Sam got creative during the pandemic with his fundraising for the London Marathon!

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18 August 2021

My skydive has helped me with recovery - it has reminded me what I am recovering for

Abi's skydive was postponed 5 times due to the pandemic, but it was certainly worth the wait!

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18 August 2021

"I'm pushing myself to be brave": Take to the skies for Beat!

Take part along with hundreds of other brave fundraisers, and skydive together to help end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. Here, Abi tells us about her post-lockdown skydive challenge.

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28 July 2021

Trekking through an eating disorder

For me, this was not simply a journey of losing weight, getting fitter, and gaining strength. In fact, those things were secondary in my mind.

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19 July 2021

Coping with Binge Eating Disorder during COVID-19

If you have been struggling with binge eating during the Covid-19 pandemic, you are not alone.

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