7 Myths About Bulimia That Are Totally False

It’s currently National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and we definitely want to help raise awareness about eating disorders. One of the biggest problems that I’ve noticed when it comes to eating disorders is that there are still a lot of misconceptions about them.

I debunked some myths on anorexia a few months ago, and there are a lot of myths about bulimia. Bulimia nervosa is a serious illness and affects many people. Not being afraid to talk about eating disorders is something that will hopefully lead to an increase in treatments. Warning: some of the following images may be triggering.

It’s important to be informed about eating disorders so you can help yourself or a friend who may be suffering. If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder, you can get help. Call the National Eating Disorders Association Hotline 1-800-931-2237 to talk to someone or visit their website to chat online.
Did you think any of these myths were true? Tell us in the comments!

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  • Johnf950

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  • Kalesta

    bulimia can also mean you throw up every little thing you eat. meaning when you eat like one rice cake you run to throw it up so it does not always require binging. many people classify bulimia as different things though. so don’t just assume it is one easily described illness.