Eating Disorders

A group of serious conditions in which you're so preoccupied with food and weight that you can often focus on little else.

Eating disorders can cause serious physical problems and, at their most severe, can even be life-threatening. Most people with eating disorders are females, but males can also have eating disorders. 




Recovery Record
Apple App Store (free)
Android Market (free)

Recovery Record is perhaps the most appreciated eating disorder application on the market. This free tool is intended for people on their journey to recovery from a wide range of eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, obsessive eating, compulsive eating, and binge eating. The app helps users track progress, log food and feelings, connect with treatment providers, and build coping tactics. This 5-star app also allows users work toward goals, achieve their rewards, and even collect clips in a scrapbook.



Cognitive Diary CBT Self-Help
Android Market (free)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be useful for some individuals with eating disorders. In consultation with a health professional, consider exploring the Cognitive Diary CBT Self-Help app.
This app can assist users with stress, anxiety, negative thinking, self-control problems, and relationship issues that can often accompany eating disorders. You can keep track of events that stress or upset you, rate the strength of your emotional reaction, and even get therapeutic reading that corresponds to your troubles.



Mindfulness Bell
Android Market (free)

Individuals with eating disorders may benefit from mindfulness meditation as a strategy for controlling food impulses, redirecting and revising addictive thoughts, and engaging in negative behaviors. The Mindfulness Bell app rings periodically to encourage users to pause for a customizable amount of time throughout the day.
During each “session,” individuals can focus on their emotions, motivations, commitments, and their thoughts and feelings occurring at the moment. Users can battle negative thinking patterns and gain control over their thoughts related to food, diet, and body image.



Body Beautiful
Heal Journey
Apple App Store ($0.99)

Heal Journey’s Body Beautiful app helps users embrace their bodies and self-image to develop confidence and self-acceptance. The app delivers inspirational quotes, videos, articles, and other media tools on a regular basis.
The app lets users collect and share their favorite quotes and items, including the latest body-positive celebrity reflections. Body Beautiful also encourages chatting among members and a user “pledge” to respect and love their bodies. This app is primarily targeted to women working to end “fat talk” and wars against calories.





Web Links

Eating Disorders -- Mayo Clinic

Treatment Options for Eating Disorders -- Mayo Clinic



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