This week I’m talking about autism and eating disorders. I don’t often talk about the fact that I have an eating disorder. It’s a little like not using ‘he who shall not be named’ instead of Voldemort. I’m terrified of eating disorder brain getting it’s claws back into me. This fear makes me determined to stay in recovery.
It’s been 15 years since I recovered and I still have to battle every day to avoid going down that path again. I know that like a recovering addict I will always be vulnerable to dealing with my fear, and anxiety by controlling my eating, and size.
In this video I’m sharing my full eating disorder history. Where I am now, how I initially recovered and the things I do to stay in recovery.
If you’d like to read my diagnosis story; https://www.purpleella.com/2015/07/07/misdiagnosed-girl-autism/
Hello…my name is luke and i am an autistic transwoman, whilst i am not formerly diagnosed with an eating disorder, i meet strict guidlines that point to anorexia nervosa, im really struggling, not in terms of the nutrients i get, but the over exercising and the the constant fear of gaining even one pound let alone a stone of weight. I am 15 and i have feel like im a 30-40 year old, weak, very deathly pale especially in the winter which sadly is right now in the UK and the tiredness i experience and the constant loss of energy…do you have any tips
I a forty-two-year-old Autistic Man, and always had an addiction to food and have been overweight MY WHOLE LIFE.
My Autism affects my eating behaviour due to an inability to eat greens, and being too anxious between meals. Every minute is an hour; for me.
I was diagnosed aged twelve; the Guinea Pig for following generations.
Hi some advice needed please. My daughter is 11 and has high function autism. She is wearing size 12 adult clothes currently. She has suddenly gone to secondary year 7 and stopped eating lunch. She is hardly eating at home
Hello -based on a similar experience with our daughter, if you haven’t already done so, then I strongly recommend making an appointment with your GP and contacting Beat, the Eating Disorder charity – they have some great resources for parents which we have found very helpful. I wish you all the best.