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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.

'You are enough', what I would tell myself when ill.

'You are enough', what I would tell myself when ill.

29/08/2017

I developed anorexia at 16 and went on to develop bulimia at 19. In total, my ea...

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Why naming your eating disorder may help you overcome it

Why naming your eating disorder may help you overcome it

18/08/2017

As far as I am aware, everyone has some sort of running inner dialogue that assi...

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“You have to go through the storm to see the rainbow.”

“You have to go through the storm to see the rainbow.”

18/08/2017

My story begins when I was 16 and with a simple motivation to shift a few pounds...

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The end is near

The end is near

18/08/2017

Recently I hit a major milestone in my life: I finished counselling. Odd place...

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To recover, I needed to be okay with being me

18/08/2017

All my life I’ve struggled to fit in. I came to the belief there was something f...

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Recovery or cure

18/08/2017

People look at me with a little confusion in their eyes when I tell them I am no...

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It was never about 'being thin'.

18/08/2017

I've had numerous bad habits throughout my life to date, alcohol and cigarettes...

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The other stuff

The other stuff

18/08/2017

Many people know about anorexia. I couldn’t count how many times people have ask...

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The end and the beginning

The end and the beginning

18/08/2017

So I'm visiting the place where, in one respect, it all ended but, in another, w...

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How Developing Anorexia Aged 30 Affected My Daughters

How Developing Anorexia Aged 30 Affected My Daughters

18/08/2017

I’d been named the fussy eater by my mum and I’d been known to lose my appetite...

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From Bulimia to Binge Eating to Coping

18/08/2017

Food was always a source of comfort for me, and whenever I was upset I'd be tryi...

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Eating Disorders and Social Media

Eating Disorders and Social Media

18/08/2017

In 2014 I created what I initially believed to be a Recovery Instagram account....

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