Steve Blacknell, 55, used to sneak into the kitchen in the middle of the night to eat in secret. He has been recovering from bulimia for 20 years. At The House, our therapists and counsellors are experienced in helping people overcome issues with food and eating.
The thing is I still can't eat big meals in front of people, I still find it really really hard... I think there's a lot of old rubbish talked about it being "a women's disease": it's a person's disease. I'm not sure if it just might be harder for a chap to go out to get support and say, I'm a bulimic: I throw my food up."
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