Having an eating disorder at Christmas

Things you don’t know about Eating Disorders and why having a eating disorder at Christmas can be difficult..

Many people make a lot of assumptions and judgement to those who suffer from eating disorders.  In a recent article, we dispelled many myths behind the conditions on Huffington Post. Here is an abstract:

“Eating disorders can creep up on you – at first you start to try to diet, maybe control your weight, and before you know it you are over exercising, restricting your diet, vomiting and obsessing over food. You might be getting positive feedback from friends and family telling you how great you look after losing some weight.

A woman in her 30s was telling me “I don’t know how I got here, one minute my family was telling me I looked great as I lost weight for my holiday and the next minute I was obsessing over what I ate and making myself sick every day.”

And don’t forget men too, we often think it’s just women who suffer – but about 10 % of people with an eating disorder are men.”


Dr. Silvert's story on treating patients with eating disorder


Check out the full article on having an eating disorder at Christmas or visit our comprehensive guide for more information, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to speak to someone on the topic.