Your Stories

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.

I wasn't a typical anorexic – the fight to get help

09/01/2017

I never considered myself a typical anorexic, because it didn’t start in my teen...

View

"Recovering one recipe at a time"

02/01/2017

My name is Katie, I am 36, and I am recovering from anorexia. I have lived with...

View

Why the journey to recovery is just as important as the outcome

28/12/2016

This week has been tough. We all lose our way now and again; we lapse and other...

View

From eating disorders and self-harm to health and happiness

23/12/2016

It’s hard to pinpoint when or why things started to go wrong for me. There was n...

View

Here's to kinder, happier holidays for us all

22/12/2016

December’s an important time for me. Four years ago, in December 2012 when I was...

View
You can beat anorexia

You can beat anorexia

17/12/2016

I am writing this blog to tell you that you can beat anorexia. I have. I can onl...

View
Honour your body for all it does for you

Honour your body for all it does for you

01/12/2016

Aged eleven, on the first day of summer school camp, I had a seizure. I remember...

View

Why can’t you just eat like everyone else?

24/11/2016

It’s a typical Sunday morning when for the first time in a while I am not concer...

View

"People find it very difficult to understand other people."

01/11/2016

People find it very difficult to understand other people. This seems like a very...

View

"You're Just Not Sick Enough"

10/10/2016

Imagine the scenario. You're a 32-year-old woman and you're sat in a busy GP wai...

View
No single cause: the truth about eating disorders

No single cause: the truth about eating disorders

23/03/2016

After reading Baroness Bakewell’s views, “Eating disorders like anorexia are a s...

View