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Stories

Learn more about the young people, carers and parents who are on their own journey towards improving their relationship with food and their bodies.

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Hear from real people

At Be Body Positive we aim to give young people – as well as the people who care for and work with them – the resources they need to understand their body image and relationship with food. We also want to give you a voice to share your own stories and advice for other people going through the same thing.

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"I didnt look as good as other lads"

I started to struggle with how I looked

Arfad from London

"Food became my obsession"

I found food and body image very overwhelming

Eva from Manchester

"I just noticed a gradual change"

My mental health started to change

Elijah from Birmingham

"I struggled with mental health"

I became anxious around food and socialising

Anastasia from London

"I didn’t like the way I looked"

My body image affected me at school

Jess from Portsmouth

I’m not a “fussy” eater… I have ARFID

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I’m not a “fussy” eater… I have ARFID

Wales

For Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Tahlia, 26, shares her experience of being misunderstood as a "fussy" eater, and misdiagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa, before finally receiving her ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) diagnosis at the age of 20.

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Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

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Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

Young Person from Bedfordshire

This is a personal story from someone with lived experience of binge eating disorder through their childhood and adolescence.

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Does this sound like you?

If you can relate to any of the stories above please take a look at our modules and see how they may help!

  • Feeling comfortable in your body
  • Intuitive and balanced eating
  • Breaking free from diet culture

In this module, learn how to improve your relationship with food and your body.