We’ve selected these apps based on their quality, user reviews, and overall reliability as a source of support for people living with eating disorders. If you want to nominate an app for this list, email us at nominations@healthline.com.

If you have an eating disorder, you know it’s not about food alone. Eating disorders are complex mental health conditions that cause disturbances to a person’s behaviors. In severe cases, people with eating disorders can experience serious physical health issues, and even die from complications. That’s why seeking help is so important.

Learning to have a healthy relationship with your food and your body is a process that takes time. But living a healthier, happier life is possible. Today, we have more tools than ever to help you get there.

These apps were designed to help, from monitoring your habits to improving your mental health.

If you need to speak with someone, you can contact the National Eating Disorders Association’s Helpline at 1-800-931-2237. For 24-hour crisis support, text “NEDA” to 741741.

Recovery Record

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

A big part of recovery is monitoring your habits — including the meals you eat, your feelings, and your long-term goals. Recovery Road makes it easy to do just that, and keep it organized. It’s designed for every stage in your recovery. In addition to helping you keep detailed records, the app lets you earn rewards for accomplishments. You can also connect with other users to send and receive anonymous messages of encouragement.

Rise Up + Recover

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

If you’re going through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), your therapist likely assigned some homework. Rise Up + Recover is designed to make that homework easy to complete. Use the app to log meals, emotions, and behaviors. All of the information can be exported in a PDF summary to share with your healthcare team. The app can also help you search for treatment centers in your area, and provides easy access to curated music, articles, and other helpful resources.

iPhone rating: Not yet rated

Price: $1.99

Recovering from an eating disorder can be similar to recovering from addiction. Binging, purging, and restricting food can all feel like a “high” or escape, but they’re harmful to your mental and physical health. RecoveryBox is designed to keep people with addictions accountable during recovery. It has a separate program for each addiction the app supports, including eating disorders. To encourage you to pay attention to good, bad, and warning behaviors, the app lets you log them as green, yellow, or red lights. You can also use the app to follow a 12-step program, add treatment goals, and create alerts to stay on track.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

Many people with eating disorders also deal with other mental health conditions, like anxiety and depression. M3 is a research-based screening technique that assigns a number to your risk for depression, anxiety, PTSD, and bipolar disorder. The app lets you take a three-minute screening and gives you a personalized report of how your symptoms may be impacting your life. You can then use your score to find the right treatment and keep track of your progress on the app.

iPhone rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

Stigma aims to fight against the negative associations people dealing with mental health issues face in modern society. Eating disorders can make you feel isolated from friends and family, so it’s helpful to be able to bond with people who understand what you’re going through. The app is designed to connect people living with the same challenges, to develop a sense of community. You can find “pen pals” through Stigma and share your own journals with a supportive group. The app also has a mood calendar, a mood graph, and even a way to discover your most-used words in journal entries with a word cloud.

iPhone rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

It can be hard to analyze your feelings on your own, and not all of us can afford a life coach. RealifeChange is a virtual life coach in your pocket. The app allows you to log all of your daily experiences, feelings, social interactions, and moods, then offers constructive feedback and insights. Use hashtags and color codes to keep things organized. By allowing you to easily collect data on how different experiences affect you, the app helps you learn where to make changes.

iPhone rating: ★★★★✩

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

Many people with eating disorders also have anxiety. MindShift is specifically designed to help teens and young adults deal with anxiety in a healthy way. The app offers resources for coping with the physical and mental aspects of anxiety — from getting through panic attacks to improving sleep patterns. It also offers tips for recognizing anxiety responses and ways to get yourself through them, including breathing exercises and realistic thinking.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

What’s Up? combines tools from CBT and acceptance commitment therapy (ACT) to help deal with feelings of depression, anger, stress, and anxiety. The app helps you identify negative thinking patterns, put a current issue into perspective, and rate feelings for the day. You can even play games in the app to ground yourself during high-stress periods. If you want to give the app a personal touch, you can customize its look with different themes and colors.

iPhone rating: ★★★★✩

Price: $5.99

CBT is often used in treatment for eating disorders. The technique can help you identify and refocus destructive thinking patterns, like negative self-image. iCBT helps you practice CBT outside of a therapist’s office on your own time. Put your thoughts about a situation or event into the app, then use it to rank and evaluate them. This app is designed to guide you through difficult thinking patterns and steer you to healthier thinking.

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

Anxiety and depression can cause irrational beliefs to take over and have negative consequences on our lives. Cognitive Diary is another CBT-focused app designed to teach you how to challenge irrational thoughts driven by anxiety, depression, anger, and stress. It allows you to create a list of irrational beliefs and then offers a list of rational challenges. Customize the emotions/moods list, add coping statements that work for you, and create a unique color design for the app.