Bulimia

21 posts

Why eating without restriction really is the healthiest option

There was a heated discussion on Facebook after I posted a podcast on orthorexia last week. It seems that many people interpret the message of “it is okay to eat “unhealthy” food without restriction” as “all you should eat is “unhealthy” food all the time.” And it is very interesting […]

Help Your Partner Overcome an Eating Disorder

Help Your Partner Overcome an Eating Disorder (Full Guide)

This guide is designed to help partners/ friends/ parents of adult sufferers of eating disorders help that person recover. It is based on the principles of family based therapy and how to apply them to an adult with an eating disorder. Each chapter is accompanied with an audio file that […]

It’s my 10-year Anorexia recovery anniversary!

It’s my 10 year Anorexia recovery anniversary this month, and I’m really bloody excited about it! Those who know me know that I don’t “do” birthdays or publicly celebrate anything much, but this—overcoming Anorexia—is something I am openly proud of.   It started in May 2006   In May 2006, […]

Recovery is for life, not just for weight gain

Recovery is for life, not just for weight gain. I think that many people—including therapists and sufferers—think that eating disorder recovery is just about gaining weight, and that after that it all goes away. And while gaining weight is so very important and it is true that the ED thoughts […]

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Why Eating Disorder Treatment Needs an Overhaul

There was a study published this month that showed what many of us have been saying for a long time: eating disorder treatment is massively ineffective in many cases and the industry is badly in need of some sort of overhaul. The study was published under the title Clinicians’ Attitudes, Concerns, […]

Eating Disorder Recovery

Eating Disorder Recovery: What that looks like for me now

Each individual has a slightly different version of eating disorder recovery. I am often asked (mostly by parents of people with Anorexia) what I mean when I say I am recovered, and what that actually looks like. What is the difference between recovered and cured? Is one ever cured from […]

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Love Fat Editouts: Big Fat Binge Liar

This blog is another section that I edited out of Love Fat: Living at home meant that the binges were getting more frequent and bigger—basically because there was more food available. My parent’s fridge was brimming with treats that the uncontrollable nighttime-fat-monster version of me lusted after. I’d sneak downstairs long […]

The Modeling Industry and Anorexia

Before we get started: This post is based on my experience, and on my interpretation of the events that I experienced. It is not supposed to be a generalization of all modeling agencies, all sufferers of eating disorders or anything else for that matter. Even I am not that cocky. […]

If Parents Cause Eating Disorders Then How the F@#k Did I Get One?

The short answer to that is: “Because they don’t”. Parents cannot, do not, cause eating disorders. Many people think that they do. I blame the psychoanalysts for this somewhat. Lets have a look at something Vanderbilt University Psychology Dept have to Say: In a review article on anorexia and family […]

Warming up, over- exercising and anorexia.

Tweet Today I was reading a study by Carrera et al (2012) that looked at over exercise in anorexia and pondered whether this was a product of low body fat and feeling cold. I can see how that makes sense, one might try and rationalize a seemingly non- rational behavior […]

Study Review; Minnesota Starvation Experiment

Key Points 1. Ironically, malnutrition makes a person not want to gain weight. The catch-22 is that once the person gains some weight, their brain starts functioning properly again and they then often are happy about gaining weight. A person with Anorexia who is underweight is not going to willingly […]