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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.

Recovering from an Eating Disorder

Recovering from an Eating Disorder

25/09/2017

To any sufferer of an eating disorder, this title will seem paradoxical. As for...

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A letter to her eating disorder

21/09/2017

I am a 47-year-old women who has fought anorexia since I was 21. The past three...

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Pregnancy with a history of bulimia nervosa

Pregnancy with a history of bulimia nervosa

18/09/2017

I suffered from bulimia nervosa for about ten years, from 18 to 28. I got diagno...

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Who do you see when you imagine an anorexia sufferer?

Who do you see when you imagine an anorexia sufferer?

14/09/2017

An emaciated girl – protesting at puberty though her hunger – a teenage over-ach...

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This is not the end but the beginning

This is not the end but the beginning

11/09/2017

I don’t remember why I started making myself sick or even when, but I will alway...

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Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa

07/09/2017

A day in the life of us,No reprieve nor relief, just fuss.Organising our ti...

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Distinguishing your ‘real self’ from your ‘eating disorder self’

04/09/2017

People often asked me what started my anorexia. Therapists,  doctors, paren...

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Let’s be perfectly imperfect together!

31/08/2017

So here goes… I have started this post at least ten times already,...

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Eating Disorders Recovery: 11 ways to support a friend

Eating Disorders Recovery: 11 ways to support a friend

29/08/2017

Now, everybody is different so do not assume these ideas apply to your friend –...

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Perfectionism and procrastination

29/08/2017

For many years, I considered myself to be a “recovering anorexic”. I attended my...

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The Uninvited Traveller

29/08/2017

I don't recall booking a flight for two, but there you were, firmly planted into...

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"That Voice"

29/08/2017

I woke up a few years back with a voice in my head,At first, I thought it was my...

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