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Virtues of City life hide high-functioning eating disorders in our boardrooms

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Imagine being sat in a conference room with 100 people, picture their faces, their jobs, the conversations that you might have had with some of them, the ones that maybe you had your eye on to network with.

Statistically out of that one hundred people in that room, sixteen people will at some point have an eating disorder.

Eating disorders are still an extremely stigmatised illness. We often get stuck on that image of a white emaciated teenage girl, but only six percent of people with an eating disorder are ever underweight. Perhaps there are some of you that think it’s a phase, something someone grows out of or even something that a person chooses.

These perceptions are completely inaccurate and stop people reaching out for support.

If the numbers show there are this many people struggling with their relationships with food........

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