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Top 50 Emotional Eating Blogs
1. Life with Cake – Greta Gleissner is a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. Life with Cake is a personal blog about her recovery from an eating disorder and includes advice about addressing urges to eat emotionally.
2. Karen C.L. Anderson – Karen C.L. Anderson writes about what happens after achieving “weight-loss success”. She talks about self-acceptance, how to truly feel your feelings, and eating mindfully.
3. The Begin Within Blog – The Begin Within Blog is a blog for individuals recovering from eating disorders. The blog covers a wide range of topics from binge eating to intuitive eating to kindness and compassion.
4. Savor the Blog – Savor the Blog expands on the themes found in Savor, the popular book by Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. Lilian Cheung. Many of the posts are about mindful eating, while others address the emotional reasons we make our food choices.
5. A Weigh Out – A Weigh Out is a blog written by a number of contributors — all of them professionals in the field of nutrition, emotional eating, and eating disorder therapy. While some of the posts are personal reflections by the coaches and therapists, a number of the posts include advice about addressing emotions in our lives that can affect health — and diet.
6. Ditch the Binge – Shirley Billson writes the Ditch the Binge blog, which is all about increasing self esteem and recovering from eating disorders, especially binge eating.
7. We are the Real Deal – We are the Real Deal is a project of the nonprofit Normal Life, an organization committed to providing education about eating disorders, body image, and self-esteem through art and mindfulness. While the blog is not entirely about emotional eating, it does frequently post about how emotions affect our well-being and behaviors related to eating.
8. Let There Be Light – Let There Be Light is a personal blog of a woman who has experienced first hand issues related to disordered eating. She writes about more than emotional eating — such as her life as a new mom — but many of her posts are about her approach to a healthy body image, as well as the connections between her emotions and eating.
9. Stop Chasing Skinny – The tagline of Stop Chasing Skinny — “Find Happiness Beyond the Scale” — explains the mission of this site so well. The blog encourages readers to liberate themselves from a number or a size — and to share their experiences doing so.
10. Too Much on Her Plate – This blog is written by Melissa McCreery, a psychotherapist and life coach, who works with women to help them to end emotional eating and “start living the life they have been craving.” Melissa’s blog content is rich with written and video content and up-to-date information.
11. Geneen Roth – Geneen Roth’s website where she discusses her work in the field of food psychology, as well as her books and workshops. The Articles and Interviews page lists some of her most recent written work, as well as her appearances on various television programs.While this site is not a true blog, Roth’s body of work is extensive and reaches a wide audience.
12. Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat – Dr. Michelle May, author of “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat” writes about eating mindfully and loving food. Her body of work spans a variety of topics including dieting, eating disorders, loving life, and diabetes.
13. The Fat Nutritionist – Michelle Allison is a nutritionist who wants people to get to a “friendly place” with food and their bodies. Her blog covers her work as a nutritionist, as well as discussing how people should eat, not what they should eat.
14. Ange Anglade – Ange Anglade is a Soul Wellness Coach, working with professional and career-oriented women who want to achieve a health body weight. Ange’s blog emphases topics such as emotional eating, sexiness, and weight loss.
15. Mind Body Food – Viki T. is a life and wellness coach writing from Queensland, Australia about the connections between the mind, the body, and eating. She has also been very involved with the Queensland Eating Disorder Association. The blog on mindbodyfood.net is relatively new (first post is from October 2011), but the content that has been posted is so relevant to the field of eating psychology.
16. Thinking and Eating – Mark Lock (Yien Hao) is currently a research associate at Harvard Business School working on psychological research related to food. While his site is not focused on emotional eating in the same manner as IPE, his body of work is fun to read!
17. Christie Inge – Christie Inge is a body image coach who works with women who are ready to make peace with food and their bodies. Christie posts blogs on a regular basis and covers emotional and intuitive eating topics that are applicable to daily life and well-written.
18. Eat Sanely – Dr. Terese Weinstein Katz is a clinical psychologist who helps people find healthy solutions for their eating issues. Dr. Katz’s blog includes topics such as emotional eating, as well as a number of other related themes such as sugar addiction and weight loss.
19. Beauty Redefined – It is time to take back beauty! Beauty Redefined is a blog written by two women who document how society thinks about ‘health’ and ‘beauty’. This blog does not discuss emotional eating specifically, but does an excellent job of discussing how women’s bodies are objectified and why women hate their bodies.
20. Healthy Girl – This site is a resource for girls and women who overeat or binge eat. The blog is written primarily by Sunny Sea Gold and covers her personal issues related to binge eating, as well as commentaries and information for individuals dealing with eating issues.
21. Shrink Yourself – Roger Gould, MD is a psychiatrist and author working in the fields of weight loss and stress management. Dr. Gould’s blog, Shrink Yourself, regularly discusses how out-of-control emotional eating can negatively affect life and well-being.
22. A Weight Lifted – A Weight Lifted blog focuses on providing healthy weight management resources to women tired of dieting. The blog includes everything from tips for preventing stress eating to defining to emotional eating to increasing awareness about Weight Stigma.
23. Emotional Eating PDX – Kristen Maus is an Art Therapist who is passionate about helping others address emotional eating issues. While her posts are infrequent, her site is a great resource for folks who want to understand emotional eating issues.
24. Chew Tamers – Chew Tamers works to empower its readers to become the “most joyful, radiantly healthy human being possible”! The blog highlights the importance of talking about and understanding emotional eating.
25. Normal Eating – Normal Eating is a space for Sheryl Canter, a personal coach, to write about eating to meet emotional needs. Sheryl talks about many aspects of emotional eating including eating due to food addictions, loneliness, shame, and low self esteem.
26. The Nelson Center for Emotional Healing – The Nelson Center blog is about so much more than emotional eating. But at the core of many of the posts is the theme of how emotions influence our well-being.
27. Emotional Eating Report – Most recently the Emotional Eating Report has posted a number of interviews with individuals associated with eating disorder recovery and emotional eating. While the format of the site is not a true blog, nor is it very beautiful, it does contain rich emotional eating content.
28. Feed Your Soul – Kim McLaughlin is a solution-focused therapist who writes about eating disorders and how emotions get involved with making food choices on her blog Feed Your Soul. Her posts are great as they offer clear strategies and practical advice.
29. Overcome Binge Eating – Set up in a question and answer format, the Overcome Binge Eating blog responds to inquires about binge eating, food addictions, and emotional eating. The responses are written by Stefanie Nielsen who has personal experience with disordered eating and writes candidly about her desire to help others overcome binge eating.
30. Put Down Your Fork, Pick Up Your Life – This blog, “Put Down the Fork, Pick Up Your Life”, was started to as space for the blogger to document her overeating recovery process. The blog is a personal account of and reflection on of her treatment.
31. The Diary of a Former Food Addict – The blog is a personal account of an individual who calls herself a former food addict. It shares the journey towards a healthy relationship with food — and life.
32. A Better, Lesser Me – A very personal blog about healing from a lifetime of disordered eating. The blogger regularly posts about emotional eating, as well as her thoughts on workouts and weight loss.
33. Medicinal Marzipan – Mara Glatzel writes more about body image than about emotional eating on Medicinal Marzipan, but definitely addresses issues closely tied to eating emotionally. Mara is a health coach who encourages clients to live an authentic life and to cultivate self-love.
34. Nourishing By Heart – Nourishing By Heart focuses on “using mindfulness to transform your relationship with food and life”. By applying mindfulness to the discussion, Gina Ryan, a nutritionist, writes about over eating, under eating, compulsive eating, food addictions, and more!
35. Feed Me I’m Cranky – Feed Me I’m Cranky documents the blogger’s transition from being consumed by her weight loss goals and eating disorder to finding a new passion — advocating for size acceptance for all. She writes about encouraging healthy behaviors, self-love, and building the connections between our bodies, our minds, and food.
36. Thick Dumpling Skin – Thick Dumpling Skin is a place for Asian American men and women to come together, to share, and to discuss their relationships with food and their bodies. The site demonstrates that struggles with food and body image are not merely about will power – they are social, cultural, and familial.
37. Whitney’s Weigh – Whitney Gabhart, a naturopathic doctor, has experienced food addiction at both the professional and personal level. Dr. Gabhart writes about her experiences on her new blog, Whitney’s Weigh, in an honest and intimate manner that encourages readers to address their own body image issues.
38. Laura’s Soap Box – Laura Collins started the blog Laura’s Soap Box to document her own experience being a parent of a child with an eating disorder. Over time, the blog has become a space for Laura’s advocacy work, which involves working towards a better understanding of the causes of and best treatments for eating disorders.
39. Body Love Wellness – Golda Poretsky is an intuitive eating and body image coach who wants all women to feel confident in their bodies. Golda encourages women to stop stressing about weight and food — and to start enjoying life.
40. Simone Goudreau – Simone Goudrea is a mind-body-life coach who specializes in helping individuals make peace with food and their bodies. Her blog does not offer diet or exercise tips, but rather how to work from the inside out to change old behaviors, beliefs, and patterns that are no longer working.
41. Rachel W. Cole – Rachel W. Cole writes about how women relate to their hungers, food, bodies, and weight. She looks at these topics through a professional, personal, and spiritual lens — and challenges her readers to answer the question “What are you truly hungry for?”.
42. Beautiful You By Julie – Julie Parker is a life coach that works with and writes about healing from eating disorders and negative body image issues. Her work emphasizes that every person is capable of greatness and that every person is truly beautiful.
43. Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder? – Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder? is written by a clinical psychologist exploring the idea that most women have a fixation on food, body shape, and weight that is both unhealthy and unwanted.
44. mamaVision – The mamaVision blog highlights the fact that we are all living in an eating disordered society. The blog also discusses what we can do to change this society — starting with women learning to truly love their bodies.
45. Deeper Cravings – Deeper Cravings is a comprehensive program offering an alternative to the diet culture. Deeper Cravings fosters connection with the body through the practice of presence: mindfulness, mindful eating, meditation, self exploration, art, etc., healing our relationship with food.
46. Intuitive Body – Lisa Claudia Briggs, founder of Intuitive Body and a “mystical meets practical” approach, has been in practice for 25 years. She was originally trained clinically at a leading Harvard teaching hospital as a psychotherapist and has been practicing in the energy/spiritual/mystical realms for the past ten years.
47. The Nutritionist’s Dilemma – Elyn Zimmerman is committed to helping people with the colossal task of developing a peaceful relationship with food and eating. She blogs about the conundrums that confound this experience in hope of helping others to be kinder and gentler with themselves. Very beautifully written and wise – one of our favorites.
48. Isabel Foxen Duke – On her blog, Isabel shares radical coaching for “not being a crazy person around food.” Her mission is to help others let go of their food and weight obsessions.
49. Binge Eating and Bulimia - Dr. Sumati Gupta founded this site to disseminate research to the general public on binge eating and bulimia within weeks of publication in leading scientific journals. It is a great place to find relevant and up-to-date resources on disordered eating.
50. Eat Empowered - Via her informative blog, Cynthia Stadd delivers advice to those who have concerns regarding food and body image. She introduces concepts such as embodiment, stress reduction, and how to increase confidence so that readers can learn how to live in a vibrant and connected way.
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