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Inspirational Bulimia Recovery Stories Free Book

5 women’s stories of how they overcame bulimia – with ideas so you can, too!

Eating Disorder Stories eBookIf you are battling anorexia, bulimia, or any other eating disorder I’m really glad you’re here.

My book of recovery stories was created just for you. My name is Polly Mertens and I had bulimia for 20 years and found lasting recovery in 2005.

When I was 16 I attended my first Overeaters Anonymous meeting with my Mom (who was a recovering alcoholic). I sat quietly and listened as a woman in the group shared her ED story.  I was so moved I cried as I listened to her because it was the first time in my life I felt like someone understood me and I wasn’t alone.

I know how it feels when you are touched by someone else’s story of recovery.  I was never the same after that day.

To read these recovery stories just enter your information below to download a free copy right now.  To help you on your journey I’ll also email you my 10 Favorite Recovery Tips as part of my recovery newsletter.

Caution: reading these eating disorder recovery stories might just be the key you’ve been looking for to give you ideas and inspiration to overcome your eating disorder forever.

You’ll see how you can recover like these ordinary women, even some who had struggled for 20 years, tried everything and had no binge urges or relapses.  Bonus: my 10 Step Guide to Recovery Without Relapse and much more!

This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. Hallo Polly,
    I just know that I need to change some things in my life.
    Most important, I have to stop binging and purging.

    But after over 20 years of bulimia I do not have any will to battle any more.
    Though I know many wonderful women who have recovered from long-term bulimia in different ways, I have not found the key for me for lasting recovery.
    I know so much but cannot put it into practice.
    Thanks for all you are doing and giving so freely.

    1. Hi Nadja,

      I totally get it. I think you may resonate with this article I wrote about how we can’t always move from years of self-criticism to self-love in an instant. It’s a journey, a process, and it’s about new habits. Creating habits that support and empower us rather than continuing the ones that weaken us and drive us into the food.

      If I were to offer you anything to consider for your next steps – how about you stop working on recovery and instead start working on your inner world. The inner critic. Your relationship with yourself. Work not to stop overeating or all the wonderful strategies for stopping the binge/purge cycle. Instead…how about you start with more self-trust, or self-compassion. Maybe take a few weeks to quiet that inner critic and practice healthier inner dialogue. One that sounds more like “I like myself”, “I’m a good person” and “I trust myself and I know what I want.”

      I truly believe the work in this area can help unwind the roots of what’s kept your bulimia thoughts and actions in place.

      Can you try these and report back how it goes?

      Please feel free to email me privately if I can answer any questions, ok?

      With love and light,


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