What Eating Disorders Taught Me

Sally Clarke
4 min readMay 5, 2020

My eating disorders started during my first semester at university. I’d gained a few pounds the previous year, which I’d spent in the Netherlands as an exchange student. When I returned to Australia I heard a few snide remarks about my weight. They stung.

First, I upped the exercise. Next, I became controlling about what I ate. Then, I started throwing up after meals.

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Sally Clarke

Wellbeing & burnout author, expert, writer & speaker. Global adventurer. she/her www.salcla.com