Let me tell you first a bit about myself. My name is Lisa, I’m 34 years old. I’m living in Brussels with my sweetheart, Benjamin, my son Louis and our dog Roxy. My fascination for food started in my early childhood at my grandparents’ house in the vegetable garden. My grandpa explained me how to sow and harvest and my grandma taught me how to cook.

During puberty, while living at boarding school I encountered a different experience with food. Since I did not enjoy the cooking there, I ate the bare minimal. Initially I just lost a couple of extra kgs. Something innocent turned into an eating disorder, where I was extremely controlling my weight, what I eat or did not eat and the amount I exercised. I combined this with working harder and harder for school. Classic criteria for anorexia.