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It has been estimated that 1 in 24 Australians have an eating disorder, that's about 4%.

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Almost 30% of those with eating disorders are male

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Tips

28 June 2019

Stop binging and start building a healthy relationship with your food

Welcome to the Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder self-help series. 

While everyone’s relationship with food and diet is unique, there are some common things people who suffer with an eating disorder experience. Whether you have a diagnosis for Binge Eating Disorder or Bulimia, or feel you might be experiencing some form of disordered eating, this empowering blog series can help in your journey to recovery and feeling better

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Tips

28 June 2019

5 tips to remember in recovery

By Brooke
'My name is Brooke and I'm a 22-year-old University graduate working in Marketing. I have suffered from anorexia nervosa for the past 7 years and an anxiety disorder almost all my life. I decided to write this blog in the hopes of helping and inspiring someone who may be struggling through their own eating disorder journey. I want everyone to know that we have the power to take back the lives our eating disorders stole from us and to finally start living the life we all deserve.'

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Experience

28 May 2019

My letter to you

By Michaela: "I'm a carer of a loved one with an eating disorder, only it wasn't until much recently that I even realised that to be my role. I wasn't exactly sure how to approach the subject, so I decided to write a letter."

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