BEAT, a UK-based eating disorder charity, estimates that of those with eating disorders, 10% were anorexic, 40% were bulimic and the rest fall into the EDNOS category which included BED.
Concrete statistics are hard to come by – but what is clear is that eating disorders can be devastating, are on the rise, and are still not very well-understood.
Lawrence Judd from Shredded By Science says:
“Whilst this podcast episode is by no means going to be a comprehensive guide to anorexia, I wanted to have an open, candid discussion with a couple of people regarding their experiences with anorexia and other eating disorders. First, we have Polly Hale of the Fit Mum Formula, who was hospitalised 3 times between the ages of 18 and 22 due to her anorexia. In the second half of the podcast we’ll hear from Matt Stranberg, a registered dietitian and strength and conditioning specialist who currently is working with the Walden GOALS programme, who treat competitive athletes experiencing disordered eating behaviours.”
Lawrence was very thankful for the candid and open discussion, as was I for the opportunity to reach out and touch others who may be struggling with body image and eating issues.
What you’re about to hear covers a particularly painful part of my life. I hope that being open and honest allows other sufferers to feel less alone, and to reach out and get the help they need.
Mentioned in the podcast, and resources:
More about Polly: http://www.thefitmumformula.com/
Walden Behavioral Care and the Athlete Specific GOALS team: https://www.jessihaggerty.com/blog/screenandrefer
Eating Disorder Organisations MEDA (US): http://www.medainc.org/
NEDA (US): https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/
BEAT (UK): https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/
If you’d like to reach out to Matt directly, you can email him at MStranberg@WaldenBehavioralCare.com and you can also download a guide for athletes and eating disorders.
If you’d like to reach out to SBS interviewer Lawrence, his email is firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’d like to contact me, my email is email@example.com
Or on the Shredded By Science website here (episode 137)
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