eating disorder


This Is When I Realized I Had to Cut Ties With My Mother

The "last-straw incident" describes the moment of clarity people have when they know a relationship needs to end.
Harriet Brown
My First Time

What It's Like Having Sex While in Recovery from an Eating Disorder

After Laura Hearn left a residential treatment facility for an eating disorder, she didn't just need to reset her relationship with food: she had to learn how to exist as a sexual being in the world.
Laura Hearn
mental health

Why Eating Disorders Affect Body Odor

Some sufferers say they observe a smell like Play-Doh, others say it's more like ammonia.
Maggie Coggan
mental health

A Surprising Number of Nutrition Students Struggle with Eating Disorders

We spoke to four people involved in health education about why studying nutrition can be so unhealthy.
Sam Nichols

The Diabetic Women Who Skip Insulin to Lose Weight

It's hugely under-diagnosed, but the risks of this little-known eating disorder include blindness, limb amputation, and early loss of life.
Michelle Duff

Why the Holidays Are Hell for People with Binge Eating Disorders

During the Holidays, bingeing is not only tolerated, but encouraged. But for the 30 million Americans who struggle with an eating disorder the holidays are a time when stress and anxiety are at their peak.
Nick Rose
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Guy Addicted to Swallowing Metal Had 40 Knives Removed from His Gut

"I just enjoyed its taste and I was addicted."
VICE Staff

How SWERY’s Reactive Hypoglycemia Manifests Itself In His Video Games

The Japanese developer was diagnosed with the eating condition in 2015—but it was informing how his games' characters behaved long before then.
Laura Kate Dale

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.
Rose Thomas

How My Diabetes Gave Me An Eating Disorder

For Type 1 diabetics, restricting insulin is like a magic bullet for weight loss. But the consequences can be devastating and deadly.
Helena Busiakiewicz

The Unhealthy Truth Behind 'Wellness' and 'Clean Eating'

My eating disorder had once looked very different, and then I found wellness—but I was not well.
Ruby Tandoh

This Mental Illness Makes Mirrors Lie and Drives Patients to Suicide

Body dysmorphic disorder is more than vanity — it's compared to obsessive compulsive disorder, but with higher rates of depression and suicide.
Sydney Lupkin