People Share How They Overcame Their Eating Disorder

"I realised that my body was not – and never will be – ​a problem to be solved."


Bam Margera On How He Overcame Bulimia and Alcoholism

"One time, I ate a frozen pizza. I was so hungry I didn’t even wait to cook it, I just ate it frozen."


Do You Ever Actually ‘Recover’ From a Mental Illness?

When someone says their cancer is in remission, we understand it's not cured. But we tend to lack that grasp of nuance when the disease is psychological.


We Asked Men About Their Eating Disorders

I knew that I couldn’t be the only one in my peer group who’s had trouble with food.


Why the Holidays Are Hell for People with Binge Eating Disorders

From December until New Year, bingeing is not only tolerated, but encouraged.


I Inherited My Anorexic Mother's Fear of Food

If I ate breakfast one day, I wasn't allowed to eat until lunch the next, and then dinner the following. With swollen cheeks, I feared blood on my toothbrush. It never felt as if I got "everything" out.


This Weight-Loss Device Literally Sucks the Food Out of Your Stomach

While certain critics have called this method “assisted bulimia,” the FDA insists that it is a medically sound, reversible, and minimally invasive procedure.


Study Finds 'Significant' Link Between Social Media and Eating Disorders

According to a new study, young people who consume "fitspiration" content are more likely to engage in anorexia- or bulimia-related behaviors.


Should Weed Be Used to Treat Eating Disorders?

Marijuana is used as a medicine for everything from anxiety to cancer – and some experts believe it could treat eating disorders, too.


I Spent a Week Undercover in a Pro-Anorexia WhatsApp Group

The skeletal girls in it bowed before a mysterious leader known as "the goddess of emaciation".


How I Catfished a Paedophile Who Was Posing as a Pro-Anorexia Coach

Have pro-ana blogs become the new hunting ground for sexual predators? My experiences posing as a 15-year-old girl with a fetish for intense weight loss certainly suggest so.


My Eating Disorder Had Nothing to Do with Barbie or the Media

A lot of people with an eating disorder will find the idea that it's caused by Barbies or supermodels insulting and patronising. It's a mental illness, not a bad case of vanity.