When you’re trapped inside an eating disorder, it can at times feel like the “solution” to your problems. You may feel in control of your food intake, which seems like the only positive aspect of
your life. Unfortunately when you have an eating disorder, the reality is very different. The illness actually controls you and before long, you find yourself feeling terrified of food and gaining weight.
With this website, I have tried to share some information which can help you to learn more about these dangerous illnesses. I found that I needed to start to break the “rules” my anorexia had led me
to set up. These “rules” were all based around food and eating and to get well, I had to find the courage to start making changes.
When I wrote about my own experiences with eating disorders in “Anorexic”, I was contacted by a large number of sufferers and their families asking for suggestions about recovery and wanting to know
how I managed to beat my own eating disorder. As a result, I have written “Diet Of Despair”, a self-help book for sufferers and their families. In addition, I have also written “Running On Empty”, a novel
for young people about eating disorders and friendship. My latest book is “Fit To Die”, a self-help book about the growing issue of men and eating disorders.
Eating disorders are very complicated and often misunderstood illnesses. They can be beaten but it does take patience, time, support and understanding. I hope that this site will be of some help to
sufferers and those who care about them.