James Aspey opens up about his experience with bulimia in this PBN video - calling it the 'biggest battle' of his life.
The Australian activist says he started overeating when steroids he was taking during his cancer treatment left him permanently hungry.
He adds: "I just ate and ate and ate. There was no satiating my appetite.
"I put on about 60lb (25kg) during this time so quickly that the skin on my sides ripped and it bled.
"This led me down a path of binge eating."
You can watch James Aspey's talk about overcoming the condition here
Maria is a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer. Her writing has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. You can follow her on Twitter @MariaChiorando and Instagram @mariachiorando.
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