50 Best Emotional Eating Websites 2013


Here are our picks for 2013 Top 50 Emotional Eating WebsitesPlease enjoy!  Here at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating we’re on a mission to forever change the way the world understands food, body and health.

The Institute for the Psychology of Eating is the world’s only online school dedicated to a progressive, positive, holistic understanding of eating psychology and nutrition. Unique and revolutionary in its approach, the Institute teaches students and professionals how to effectively work with the most common and compelling eating challenges of our times – weight, body image, overeating, binge eating, emotional eating, endless dieting, digestion, fatigue, immunity, mood and much more.

The Institute features an internationally acclaimed distance learning professional offering – the Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training – along with well loved online programs for the public, including Transform Your Relationship with FoodNo matter what nutritional system you follow, we all have a relationship with food that profoundly impacts our behavior and metabolism. If you’re interested in learning more about the work we do, please check out our FREE Video Series called The Dynamic Eating Psychology Breakthrough. You can sign up for it HERE. The list below for 2013 Top 50 Emotional Eating Websites is in no particular order. They’re all ranked highly in our eyes! 

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50 Best Emotional Eating Websites

1. Thick Dumpling Skin – Consider this a gathering place for the stories and perspectives of the Asian American community, sharing how our struggles with food and body image often have a social, cultural, and familial component as well. But more importantly, it also speaks to the reality that: we all have families; we all eat.

2. Dr. Anita Johnston – Dr. Anita Johnston is the author of “Eating By the Light of the Moon,” an incredible journey through the myths and metaphors of hunger, and sheds an important light on women’s struggles with disordered eating. You’ll love the focus on embodiment and inner wisdom that Dr. Johnston takes.

3. Actively Arielle – Eating Disorder Recovery blogger, ANAD eating disorder support group leader, speaker, and wife, Caseworker for Child Care Information Services in her county and a volunteer at Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley, an agency which helps victims/survivors of domestic violence.

4. Body Positive – BodyPositive is an incredible resource (for all ages) and looks at ways we can feel good in the bodies we have. Whether you’re a professional, a parent or maybe just need some support learning to approach your body in a new and uplifting way, this is a good first stop. It’s always a good reminder that our bodies hear everything we think.

5. Deeper Cravings – Deeper Cravings is the work of Peggy Farah, a therapist, life coach, and expert in using mindfulness to heal food and body issues. Peggy writes about how developing a loving connection with the body can help us let go of obsessive eating patterns such as binge eating and chronic dieting.

6. Sumati Gupta – Sumati Gupta is a therapist and professor in New York City specializing in anxiety and eating and weight issues. Dr. Gupta maintains a timely and well-written blog on her site that highlights the latest psychological research on disordered eating.

7. ED Bites – Self-described as “the latest tasty tidbits in eating disorder science”, ED Bites is definitely on top of their game. From puberty and eating disorders, to trauma, and hunger cues, this is an incredibly important resource for those with disordered eating habits to get some more information about the harder scientific understandings of consequences and healing.

8. Exchanges – Exchanges is the blog for the University of North Carolina Eating Disorders Program, which emerged from the vision and passion of a concerned mother who vowed that no other parent should have to endure the hardship that her family endured in finding appropriate treatment.

9. Foodicary – Our mission is to supply the tools that can give EVERY person the ability to lead a healthy lifestyle without counting calories, fat grams, or feeling guilty. We want to create a community where thousands of conscious eaters from all over the world come together in support and celebration of each other and the amazing food this earth provides.

10. Geneen Roth – If you haven’t experienced the work of Geneen Roth, best-selling author of Women, Food & God – this is your opportunity! Her books were among the first to link compulsive eating and perpetual dieting with deeply personal and spiritual issues that go far beyond food, weight and body image. A true pioneer in the field of emotional eating!

11. Greta Gleissner – Great Gleissner is a New York City-based therapist and author specializing in eating disorders. Her work and writing address the psychological, biological, social, and spiritiual elements that support the development and continuation of disordered eating behaviors.

12. Too Much on Her Plate – Too Much On Her Plate is Dr. Melissa McCreery’s site for sharing her original insights about emotional eating and self care. Dr. McCreery is a psychologist truly committed to helping clients find peace with food for busy professional women and mothers by focusing on the three Os that ambush so many—overeating, overwhelm, and overload.

13. Eating Sanely – Dr. Terese Katz is a clinical psychologist and author specializing in eating disorders. Her self-help workbook and blog contain real tools for finding ways of eating that support health and peace of mind. Eating sanely does not involve the short-term or extreme diets that cause frustration and regain, it’s all about finding true and practical solutions.

14. Emotional Eating PDX – The beautiful Emotional Eating PDX is the site of Kristen Maus, an art therapist and certified Intuitive Eating counselor in Portland, Oregon. The imagery and words on this site are powerful! And she’s providing a very important message about media influence and youth obsession that’s creating a chaotic warfare within us.

15. Overcome Binge-Eating – Stefanie Nielsen is passionate about helping others overcome binge, emotional, and compulsive eating. She also strives to demonstrate to others how life can and should be lived on purpose. Check out her articles on binge-eating as well as her personal story and the successes of others!

16. Feed Me, I’m Cranky – Feed Me I’m Cranky was started by Annabel Adams as a chronicle of her weight-loss journey. Her blog posts have since evolved into spirited writings about size acceptance, feminism, and food and obesity politics.

17. Simone Godreau – Simone Goudreau is a mind-body-life coach who works with clients ready to make peace with their bodies and their diets by changing from the inside out. Her tag-line says it all: discover a life more delicious than chocolate!

18. Pamela Peeke MD – Dr. Pamela Peeke is an internationally recognized physician, and scientist in the fields of nutrition, stress, fitness and public health. Author of The Hunger Fix, Dr. Peeke tackles the “false fixes” or addictive food products, and provides a blueprint for lifelong control and recovery by reclaiming the brain’s hijacked reward center. Great stuff!

19. We Are the Real Deal – We Are The Real Deal is a blog geared towards supporting youth as they explore healthy body image and self esteem. There are over 40 volunteer contributors to the blog — with specialties ranging from psychotherapy to martial arts to yoga — which provides a wide variety of content to discover.

20. Eat Naked Now – Margaret Floyd promotes eating naked, which she defines as eating fresh, local, organic foods that are raised naturally and prepared to preserve nutrients. Her website is full of useful tips, ideas, and encouragement for eating a naked diet and for living an authentic life.

21. Joy Harari – Joy Harari is a health and emotional freedom technique (tapping) coach who knows that food and emotion are powerfully connected. Her work focuses on working with clients who are ready to heal their diets and feel beautiful inside and out.

22. Nourishing the Soul – Ashley Solomon, a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of eating and body image disorders, designed Nourishing the Soul to be a forum for dialogue about our relationships with food, body, self, and the media. It is also a trustworthy resource for news about disordered eating and healthy living.

23. Your Eatopia –  Gwyneth Olwyn, writes, easily, one of the most compelling resources for those who may not be sure if they have harmful eating behaviors (but suspect they do). Or for those seeking recovery but don’t know how; it’s a great place to find support for loved ones in need of help. Or for those who’re curious about what this very prominent problem that lurks in the culture. It’s all about the needed change in our perspectives and finding the tools that work best for each of us.

24. The Fuck-It Diet – This is a fantastic take on obsessive dieting by someone completely fed up by it all: After ten years of venturing deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole of alternative health diets: Low carb, Vegan, Raw Vegan, 80/10/10, Paleo, GAPS… Caroline had had it! No more diets, no more dogma. And she’s upfront that science is not her guiding principle here – this is body-wisdom 101. It may be controversial for some but it’s also a ray of sanity. Must see.

25. Joanna Poppink – Psychotherapist Joanna Poppink is the author of Healing Your Hungry Heart and her 30 years of professional practice reveals a comprehensive and effective recovery program for women with eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. Poppink primarily addresses women who have been suffering with eating disorders for years while they manage their careers, marriages, and families.

26. Julia Ross – Julia Ross is a pioneer in the field of Nutritional Therapy and a specialist in the treatment of mood problems, eating disorders, and addictions. After 10 years of working as a counselor and psychotherapist, Ross founded seven successful integrative treatment programs in the San Francisco Bay Area — this is a great way to learn more about her work! Please check out her books: The Mood Cure and The Diet Cure!

27. Linda Bacon – If you have ever worried about your weight or feel overwhelmed by the constant cultural discussion of our “obesity crisis,” then you should know about Dr. Linda Bacon founder of the popular movement: HAES, or Health at Every Size. Linda’s approach is to shifts the focus from weight to health, giving doctors, dietitians and people of all shapes the tools to achieve better fitness, health and even happiness – all without ever dieting again. A fantastic new way to think about your body!

28. Katja Rowell, M.D – Katja Rowell, M.D. has served as a family physician in urban, rural, and university student health settings. During her time in practice, she was struck by the prevalence of disordered eating, feeding, and the consequential health problems that arose. Rowell has seen that establishing a healthy feeding relationship from an early age, e.g. how children are fed, is the missing piece in addressing disordered eating, unhealthy weight gain and damaging dieting behaviors. Absolutely great and insightful work! Make sure to check out the free resources!

29. Karen CL Anderson – Karen CL Anderson teaches women the art and science of profound self-trust and acceptance needed to stop living in compulsive and overwhelming reaction to everything in their lives. She also uses proven thought-work and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Check out her blog and begin your journey to the path to self-love.

30. Savor: The Blog – Savor the Blog expands on the themes found in Savor, the popular book by Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. Lilian Cheung that find their foundaiton in mindfulness and awareness. Here you will find everything from the emotional reasons we make our food choices to mindful living, weight loss and exercise.

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About The Author
Emily Rosen

Emily Rosen is the Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, where she oversees business development strategies, student affairs, marketing and public relations in addition to her role as Senior Teacher. With an extensive and varied background in nutritional science, counseling, natural foods, the culinary arts, conscious sex education, mind body practices, business management and marketing, Emily brings a unique skill-set to her role at the Institute. She has also been a long-term director and administrator for Weight Loss Camps and Programs serving teens and adults and has held the position of Executive Chef at various retreat centers. Her passion for health and transformation has provided her the opportunity to teach, counsel, manage, and be at the forefront of the new wave of professionals who are changing the way we understand the science and psychology of eating and sexuality. Emily is also co -founder of the Institute for Conscious Sexuality and Relationship.