17 Amazing Apps For People Recovering From An Eating Disorder
From recovery apps to meditation and stress management tools.
What it offers: This app uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to help you monitor your diet and exercise and determine what your triggers are. The app is easy to use, with lots of motivational quotes to keep you going and you can set yourself helpful reminders.
What it costs: Free (only for Android at the moment, but it's expected to be availaible on iOS soon)
What it offers: This app lets you keep track of a food diary, your coping strategies and printable archives that will allow you to bring diary excerpts into therapy sessions. The app is less about what you eat, and more how you feel about your food.
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What it costs: £0.66 (Android only)
What it offers: This app helps you code thoughts surrounding your eating disorder so you can get to grips with how often they occur. It also uses cognitive behavioral techniques to challenge your food worries with useful tips on how to manage stress and anxiety surrounding your diet.
What it costs: Free initially, but you have to purchase additional tracks to continue the series (iOS)
What it offers: This is essentially a hypnosis app so don't listen to this as you're driving or operating heavy machinery. The tracks are written by trained therapists and focus on self image and acceptance and there are daily "boosters" to give you a quick fix of body-positivity.
What it offers: This app is aimed at children and teens wanting to improve their general mental health through daily quests and tasks. It allows you to check in with your mood and and keep track of your appointments and medication. It's not specifically for eating disorders, but it's a great way track and improve your coping skills and self-care.
What it offers: Throughout your recovery there's a lot to track and write down, but this app makes it easy to remember the positive things about your day. It makes journaling your best moments really simple and easy to look back on if you're in need of a pick-me-up.
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Always consult with your doctor about your personal health and wellness. BuzzFeed posts are for informational purposes only and are no substitute for medical diagnosis, treatment, or professional medical advice. Whilst these apps may help you, they won't be suitable for everyone. Make sure you check in with your GP to find the appropriate recovery practice for you.