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Nov 15, 2017

Welcome to this week’s SBS Radio episode - My Life With Anorexia.

A report in 2015 estimated that more than 725,000 people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder, with roughly 75-90% of those being female.

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. 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.

I just wanted to thank her for being so candid and open with me. What you’re about to hear covers a particularly painful part of Polly’s life - so her willingness to discuss it on record doesn’t go unnoticed.

More about Polly: http://www.thefitmumformula.com/

 


Another interview regarding trainers and helping clients: https://www.jessihaggerty.com/blog/screenandrefer
 
Eating Disorder Organisations 
MEDA (US): http://www.medainc.org/
NEDA (US): https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/

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 me, my email is lawrence@shreddedbyscience.com 
 
If you'd like to contact Polly, her email is polly@thefitmumformula.com
 
1 Comments
  • over ten months ago
    Pollyanna Hale
    An honour to have the chance to tell my story and hopefully educate professionals on what it’s like, as well as inspire others that recovery is possible.
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