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About 20 million women and 10 million men will experience a clinically diagnosed eating disorder (ED) during their lives, according to the National Eating Disorder Association. Overcoming an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia can be difficult, and the process can be lengthy and isolating if you’re going through it alone.
One way to cope is to look online for support. Healthline is pleased to honor these blogs for their ability to connect to those with eating disorders by offering trusted advice and heartfelt writing. These bloggers go above and beyond to make sure people don’t feel alone in their struggles and also that they receive hope for healing.
1. Angie Viets
Angie Viets maintains a visually gorgeous blog centered around the theme of “inspired recovery.” Her goal is to help people get unstuck along their recovery path. Recent topics include how body image changes after recovery, working with a dietitian, and listening to intuition. She also welcomes guest posts, so those with eating disorders and their loved ones can share their insights and experiences.
2. Adios Barbie
Women and men who have body image issues will relate to the insightful posts from bloggers on Adios Barbie. Writers can contribute blog articles in the community section, which covers subjects like fitness, recovery, and healthy nutrition.
3. And Then She Recovered
Formerly known as “And Then She Disappeared,” this blog is run by Ruby, an Irish woman who candidly talks about addiction and eating disorders. Her blog chronicles her recovery efforts as she reintegrates her healthy self back into the world. It features honest, raw writing that you’ll relate to.
4. BEDA’s Blog
The Binge Eating Disorder Association’s (BEDA) blog is devoted to exploring binge eating disorder (BED), which doesn’t necessarily get as much attention as anorexia and bulimia. Topics covered include weight stigma, weight loss surgery, treatment options, and local events.
5. Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?
Clinical psychologist Stacey Rosenfeld, PhD, blogs about the disordered behaviors that most women have with food, even if they aren’t officially diagnosed with eating disorders. From personal observations, to interviews with experts in the field, Dr. Rosenfeld also features guest bloggers who have struggled with eating issues.
6. Eating Disorders Blogs
Individuals who struggle with or have overcome eating disorders are invited to create blog posts in this community. Posts share personal experiences as well as news on medical research in the field, treatment options, and book reviews.
7. Eating Disorder Hope
Hope is valuable for people living with eating disorders and those who love them. Jacquelyn Ekern, a therapist who battled her own eating disorder, began this blog to help others. It covers new research on eating disorders, awareness events, and other news about treating and diagnosing eating disorders.
8. Eating Disorder Recovery for Women
Joanna Poppink, a therapist based in Los Angeles, treats people with eating disorders. Learn about how to help a friend with an eating disorder, as well as tips for coping.
9. The Emily Program Blog
Turn to alternative treatments such as yoga and meditation to help treat and recover from an eating disorder. The Emily Program team blogs here about tactics to help with eating disorder behaviors, the latest news in eating disorder research, information about program locations, and insights about life after recovering.
10. I Haven’t Shaved In 6 Weeks
This is the official blog of Lindsey Hall, an eating disorder survivor who couldn’t shave for six weeks when she went to rehab. Blog posts reveal her personal experiences, along with insights on what happens in rehab. She also covers improving your body image, dealing with social media and eating disorders, working out, and considering treatment options. Her approach is quite personal, so you’ll find it easy to connect with her in cyberspace.
11. Laura’s Soap Box
This is the blog of Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh, whose daughter struggled with an eating disorder. She blogs about the latest developments in eating disorder treatment options, specifically for anorexia. Laura pens about society’s impact on personal body image, and some more recent posts are in audio/podcast format.
12. Forever Going Forward
Claire, a young woman who is battling anorexia, records vlogs to chronicle her experiences. She is a grounding voice for others going through the same thing, and she also shares insights that parents and loved ones can understand. Guest bloggers are also part of the content, so users are able to gain multiple perspectives.
13. Kartini Clinic’s Eating Disorder Blog
The Kartini Clinic, based in Portland, Oregon, offers resources on early intervention, diagnosis, treatment options, and recovery. Dr. Julie O’Toole, who founded the clinic, shares plenty of information about treatment and recovery, mental health, eating disorder medical studies, and more.
14. Make Peace with Food
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin aims to help people develop healthy relationships with food, based on her own experiences with an eating disorder. Her insights focus on helping people understand their thoughts and behaviors, and encouraging the move toward recovery. Dr. Savelle-Rocklin promotes healthy self-esteem through insightful posts aimed at empowering people to nix dieting.
15. NEDA’s Blog
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) blog offers insights into living with an eating disorder, seeking treatment, and coping with life after overcoming an eating disorder. The blog includes posts about interacting with others, building your self-esteem, and speaking to loved ones about your experiences.
16. Running with Spoons
Amanda writes about trying to live a healthy life after surviving an eating disorder. Her blog promotes healthy nutrition with recipe posts, and also features insights about her own life outside of her recovery. This is a great blog to introduce to someone struggling with healthy eating, as it offers practical recipes that promote a healthy attitude toward food.
17. Surviving ED
Healthy Place, a national website that is focused on mental health and general health, features posts on coping with anorexia and bulimia. A range of bloggers share their own experiences. If you’re looking for a resource that lets you know you’re not alone in your struggle, or want to understand a loved one with an eating disorder, this blog is a great place to start.
18. Eating Disorders in Boys
Bev Mattocks blogs about her son’s struggle with anorexia, and she is an advocate for those with eating disorders. This is a great blog for males with eating disorders, as well as parents of boys and men who struggle with body image issues. Bev tackles issues relating to eating disorders and news in the field. Mostly, she writes about being a concerned parent who wants to help her child.
19. Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue
The Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue Blog is a product of Gürze Books, a book publisher that specializes in publications about eating disorders. The blog features articles and podcasts covering various topics. These topics include overeating, how to work with a therapist, eating disorder awareness, and new treatments and recovery strategies.
20. Beating Eating Disorders
Beating Eating Disorders is a U.K.-based blog funded by the Amy Winehouse Foundation. The charity aims to eliminate eating disorders by educating and empowering those living with the condition and their families. Posts cover how to spot unhealthy behaviors. There are also personal stories from people who are coping with, or have recovered from, an eating disorder. The message boards are a great way to connect, and visitors can also contribute guest posts.
21. Men Get Eating Disorders Too
This blog is a comprehensive resource for men in the United Kingdom — and around the world — with eating disorders. When people talk about eating disorders, they typically think of women. But men, of course, also can struggle with eating disorders. The site is packed with information on the basics of having an eating disorder and finding support groups. It includes a live chat and forum.
22. Eating Recovery Center
Get regular updates about events at the Eating Recovery Center, as well as insights into their eating disorder treatment methods and programs. The blog helps others understand eating disorders and move toward recovery. Recent posts talk about the importance of sleep, proper nutrition, mindfulness, and connecting with others.
23. The Butterfly Foundation
This charity group based in Australia aims to help people with eating disorders and body image issues. The blog focuses on foundation news, industry news, and tips for dealing with eating disorder treatments and recovery. Even if you’re not Down Under, you’ll find value in the information here.