The following blog posts are written by people with personal experience of eating disorders. By talking openly, our bloggers hope to increase understanding around mental health, break stereotypes and take the taboo out of something that – like physical health – affects us all.


Walking with my sister helped me escape the restrictions of anorexia

sarah and her sisterSometimes we spoke about my battle with anorexia, sometimes about our family, our parents’ divorce, food, children. We talked about life and sometimes just about the most random things imaginable. But what walking and talking with my sister has done is invaluable to my recovery.
 

Eating disorders: it isn't a lifestyle choice

Georgina"Why don't you just eat that? It's only one bite. Seriously. What's your problem?"

"Stop wasting food and money. You're just flushing it down the drain- literally"

"So you're not coming out cause you're going to the gym- AGAIN. Get a life."

"No point in asking you to come for dinner- you'll just drink water and be on another diet"

I used to be really scared of telling people I suffered with mental health problems.

EllieI used to be really scared of telling people I suffered with mental health problems.

For years I made excuses for my periods off work, excessive amount of gap years and for not turning up to social events because there would be food there. Keeping a tab on all the different ‘alibis’ was exhausting and I felt isolated and alone with my illnesses.

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