Eating Disorders at Every Size

Part Two: Ruth Stuart-Leach on Eating Disorders at Every Size

Eating Disorders at Every Size — yes, a person can have an eating disorder and be underweight. But, did you know a person can have an eating disorder and be overweight too?

In this second episode with Ruth Stuart-Leach you will hear the rest of our conversation about how adult eating disorder recovery success is possible at any age.

In this podcast we discuss:

  • Eating disorders in men
  • The dangers associated with dieting in teenagers and younger children
  • The impact that a low level of calories and calorie restriction can have on your body
  • The link between obesity and dieting
  • Why ice cream is the ideal recovery food
  • Why your granny should be able to eat whatever the fuck she wants in her dotage
  • Diet culture, fashionable eating, and why eating to maintain a social image rather than pleasure may be bad for your health.
  • Diet in older age and end-of-life and why high calorie processed foods are perfectly acceptable in older people.
  • The role of processed foods as a nutritional aid in eating disorder recovery

Links to eating disorder recovery resources discussed in the podcast

Ruth’s blog:
Ruth’s twitter:

You can also find more information on adults with eating disorders at Tabitha’s Website: and follow her on Twitter @Love_Fat_

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About Tabitha Farrar

I work as Head of Marketing for a software startup in Boulder. As a recovered Anorexia sufferer, I advocate for proper understanding of eating disorders in my spare time. On that note, I wrote a book about my own journey into eating again called Love Fat.

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2 thoughts on “Part Two: Ruth Stuart-Leach on Eating Disorders at Every Size

  • Patsy

    Hi Tabitha and Ruth

    Thank you again. I identify with everything you’ve described regarding restriction, BMI and looking healthy whilst stuck in chronic diseased patterns of living. I am pushing through with my food plan and am in and out of fear and body hatred as the process of weight gain swells and stings my body. I can physically feel the process of rebuilding fat and muscle restoration and worry that my metabolism is basically knackered. I want to believe that it will know what to do and eventually come right. Hearing your message speaks directly to me and does give me encouragement.