Why Talking Helps – Expressing Your Feelings

There’s no doubt that having any kind of eating disorder, or any disorder for that matter, is hard. Excruciatingly hard. What you feel is not felt by anyone else. You are alone in your pain…. But only if you let it be so. Mental illnesses are so hard to understand simply because most people are not mind readers, people can only faintly grasp what is … Continue reading Why Talking Helps – Expressing Your Feelings

I’ll start eating when…

Anorexia will always tell you to wait just a little longer. You may think now that you’ll truly make an effort to recover whenever x happens. But think back. Doesn’t that sound familiar? Didn’t you tell yourself before that you’ll stop restricting when something else happened. It happened. You didn’t stop. You won’t stop when x happens either. Nothing will ever be enough for your … Continue reading I’ll start eating when…

What Made Me Anorexic

People get eating disorders for different reasons. I think that’s one of the most difficult concepts for people to understand or to acknowledge. People do a lot of generalisations and assumptions about the causes of anorexia.  I know this because prior to having it myself I was convinced that the only reason someone would have anorexia is because they wanted to lose weight and to be skinny as they … Continue reading What Made Me Anorexic

‘I don’t have anorexia’

Yes, I have anorexia… apparently. You see, there’s still a part of me that believes I am fine, there is nothing wrong with me, my feelings are ordinary, I do not have an eating disorder. I do not need help. In my head, the word ‘anorexia’ is still associated with the shocking images shown to me during health lessons in school and I can’t help but feel overly sorry … Continue reading ‘I don’t have anorexia’