Hospitalisations have risen 84% in five years – with boys and young men increasingly impacted.
The eating disorder is clouded in secrecy and shame – with those affected caught in a cycle of bingeing and purging.
The presenter spoke candidly on a new podcast, revealing the eating disorder "sort of ruled everything" in her early 20s.
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"I just wanted the day to be over so the food would stop appearing."
Just as managing work can be extremely difficult and stressful, living with an eating disorder can be highly taxing. Over the years when I suffered with anorexia, I was so preoccupied with avoiding food, compulsively exercising and abusing laxatives in order to lose weight that my eating disorder eventually became much more important and time-consuming than work.
More and more people are beginning to speak up about their experiences of diabulimia, and the impact it has had, but despite the increasing awareness, many people with the condition can struggle to get the right care and support.
'Mental health needs to be taken as seriously as physical health.'
Prince William has revealed he is very proud of his mum Diana, Princess of Wales, for speaking out about her bulimia battle
I certainly felt the pressure to lose the baby weight quickly, and of course I ensured that I was doing some gentle exercise and eating healthy in the weeks and months after giving birth, but I no longer obsess, and there is a distinct difference between thinking about something and obsessing over it.
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More people coming forward will compel GPs to have the training they ought to, and will hopefully force commissioners to fund services to support people before they become critically unwell and their lives are put at risk. In the mean time, society may have to pick up the pieces for the lack of support available, but this shouldn't be the case.