Helping yourself

The Royal College of Psychiatrists advises:

  • Keep a diary of what you eat, your thoughts and feelings. This can help to identify links between how you feel, think and eat
  • Try to be honest with yourself and with others. Remind yourself that you don’t always have to be achieving things – let yourself off the hook sometimes
  • Know what weight is best for you and why that is
  • Challenge eating patterns and look to ways you can improve how you look at your body
  • Think about joining a self-help group and contact B-eat, the eating disorders association which helps adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders
  • Talking with your family and friends can help them to understand what you are experiencing
  • Having support from people around you will help and you may want to monitor your behaviour to build your self awareness