As with mental illnesses in general, responsibility is a major issue when it comes to eating disorders.
If you ran a marathon without any shoes on you certainly wouldn’t win, so don’t punish yourself if you’ve had setbacks because of an eating disorder.
It was a shock to be diagnosed with anorexia at the age of 32. I wasn’t a teenager, I didn’t see myself as skinny, I was still eating.
It seems strange to write a letter to someone or something that isn’t a physical entity, but at the same time couldn’t be more real to me.
For me, letting go of anorexia and choosing recovery was about acknowledging that I had an identity separate from the eating disorder.
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I want to raise awareness of this terrible illness and what it does, not just to the sufferers but also to the ones around them.
Anorexia was not a part of my early life. I was a pretty normal teenager, I didn’t really rebel.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I love my family. Anorexia is the darkest and deepest hole and I wouldn’t be where I am today without their support.
I never considered myself a typical anorexic, because it didn’t start in my teens. It wasn’t until I was 31 that I started restricting in order to cope with my divorce. I’d found out my husband was having an affair and he showed no remorse, no emotion.
My name is Katie, I am 36, and I am recovering from anorexia. I have lived with anorexia for nearly seven years.