They can effect both men and women and any age group. They don’t have any social boundaries. So: it is fair to say anyone of us can develop an eating disorder. While many people believe recovery is about getting nutritional intake right and reaching an ideal body weight: this is not all that is required to recover from an eating disorder. There is a need for the person to learn about themselves and to understand how destructive this condition is. Very often families and friends watch as their loved one changes from the person they once knew. Behaviours such as excessive exercise, restricting or bingeing, angry outbursts, mood swings and isolation become a way of life. Sometimes it is this behaviours that alert family and friends that something is going on with their loved one. Remember conditions develop in secrecy, shame and silence. If you would like to learn more about eating disorders contact me on