‘Gekooid door mijn eetstoornis’ (translation: ‘Caged by my eating disorder’) tells my story of the past few years. From a healthy young woman who gradually developed an eating disorder and got into a downward spiral, until recovery and my way out.
A few years ago, I developed anorexia nervosa. That illness completely changed my life.
“I didn’t realise it until it was (almost) too late. Only at my lowest point did I realise: something has to change.”
For two years, I tried to recover via ambulatory care and techniques that I developed to overcome my eating disorder. But nothing really worked. The reason? I had never gone all in.
I then developed a plan for myself that focused on all three layers that are necessary to recover: rest, self-love and balanced nutrition.
“I share my experiences, but I also offer new methods, recipes and exercises that can help others overcome the disease.”
I give fellow sufferers and their environment an insight into the possible underlying causes of an eating disorder, because it is not just about (not) eating. The experiences of my boyfriend and parents and the expertise of my nutritionist, psychotherapist and many other professionals are also discussed.
Publisher: Standaard Uitgeverij
Publication date: November 2021