Top 50 Emotional Eating Blogs

Here are our picks for Top 50 Emotional Eating BlogsPlease 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.

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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 Top 50 Emotional Eating Blogs is in no particular order. They’re all ranked highly in our eyes! 

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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. 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.

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.

We’re always open to suggestions. Feel free to email us and post your favorite Raw Food Blogs in the comments below!

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  • Hilary Sanu

    I’m disappointed in your choice in several of these blogs. Many of these bloggers do not post regularly. In fact, Healthy Girl hasn’t been updated for over 8 months.

    • KarnaN

      Hi Hilary,

      My name is Karna Nau and I am the Director of Student Relations here at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating.
      Thank you for your comment.
      We spent much time researching the Internet for blogs that would fit this category – turns out that it was much more difficult than we had imagined!
      But as in the case of “Health Girl” and a few other blogs we found that there were many posts/articles that we feel could be useful for our readers, even though there has been little activity lately.
      We want these lists to inspire our readers and serve as a resource to browse and find what resonates with you.
      We understand that some people will get value from blogs that others won’t find useful.
      My advice is to bookmark the blogs you love and let the rest go.
      If you have any suggestions of blogs that would fit in this category – we’d happily take a look at them!
      You can email me directly at karna@psychologyofeating.com

      Warm regards,

      Karna Nau
      Director of Student Relations
      karna@psychologyofeating.com
      Work # 303-440-7642

      • http://nourishingbyheart.com Gina

        Aloha!
        Thank you for including my blog on your list! I have followed and love the work The Psychology of Eating and Marc David are doing in the world and am happy to see your growth. Keep it coming!

        As far as posting often, many of us are in full time practice, I myself with eating disordered and sugar addicted populations making our blogging a service to our communities vs a job.
        I have recently had my posts delete the dates written as most posts are not time related. Someone new to the blog would gain hope or help from old as well as new posts.

        Mahalo for including my blog and may we partnership together to bring compassion back to eating!

        Aloha, Gina

  • Sarah

    Hi there!

    Thank you for providing us with these emotional eating blogs!
    I’m enjoying a few so far and am excited to look through some more.

    Warmly,
    Sarah

  • Liz

    Thanks for this fantastic resource. I’m wondering if I’m missing something…I’m seeing up to #35; where are 36-50?

    • KarnaN

      Hi Liz,

      Karna here, thank you for your question.
      This is the first installment of blogs. The second installment to complete the 50 will come soon!

      Warmly,

      Karna Nau
      Director of Student Relations
      Institute for the Psychology of Eating

  • http://www.feedyoursoultherapy.com Kim McLaughlin

    Thank you for listing my blog (Feed Your Soul) as a part of your top 50. You have listed many of the blogs I follow. This is a really great resource for the community. Keep up the good work!
    Kim McLaughlin, LMFT

    • KarnaN

      Hi Kim,

      Thank you for your kind words.
      Our pleasure and I’m glad that you follow most of these blogs.
      We appreciate your passion in this work!

      Warm regards,

      Karna Nau

  • http://www.lifeseedsnutrition.com Elyn Zimmerman

    Dear Friends, What a delight and honor to have my blog The Nutritionist’s Dilemma included in your listing. To be in the company of others passionate about writing about this intimate work is so nice, but to be recognized by the Institute whose mission and intention is so potent, visionary and so able to assist others is quite humbling. Best wishes to Marc David and the entire Institute for continued success in shining the light and paving the way. Warmly, Elyn Zimmerman

    • KarnaN

      Hi Elyn,
      Thank you so much for your sweet words!
      We are very excited that you are part of this community.
      Keep up the great work!
      Warmly,
      Karna Nau

  • http://www.losingtheshadow.com Jen

    Thank you for the list! I am always looking for helpful reads.

    I write about my own BED struggles and dealing with depression at http://www.losingtheshadow.com.

  • http://diaryofaformerfoodaddict.blogspot.com Anna

    Thanks so much for listing my blog! Always great to see other blogs, and what great company to be listed with.

  • Lizabeth

    Hello –

    This is a hit or miss list IMO. There are some great resources but as mentioned above, there are some that are out of date and don’t provide following widgets. Maybe instead of “50 Best” the list should be shorter to emphasize just how high the quality is for the ones you picked.

    **The blog writers that have thanked you above ALL DESERVE TO BE ON THIS LIST**

    All of that said, thank you for making such an effort to bring awareness to binge eating, emotional and disordered eating! A subject that needs more advocacy!

    Best, Lizabeth

    • KarnaN

      Hi Lizabeth,

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts. After spending much time combing the web for blogs that relates to Emotional Eating, we found these blogs. This is a challenging area to find great resources in, but we do our best. We agree that these blogs shift in quality and we decided to include as many blogs as possible so that people could visit them all and decide for themselves what they enjoy to read.
      I am glad to hear that you are enjoying some of them and appreciate you feedback.
      If you have any other blogs on this topic that you can recommend to us, we’d love to know!

      Warmly,

      Karna Nau
      Director of Student Relations
      Institute for the Psychology of Eating

  • http://www.lifebeyondthediet.com Rebecca Clegg

    Thank you for this list! I haven’t made my way through all the blogs (yet:), but what I have seen so far has been great. I so appreciate having such a resource, as you can get lost out there while searching around the net. It’s so great to know there are so many positive voices out there spreading the good word!

    • KarnaN

      Hi Rebecca,

      Thank you for your kind words!
      We are glad that you are enjoying this list.

      Warmly,

      Karna Nau
      Director of Student Relations
      Institute for the Psychology of Eating

  • Brynn

    This is a great list! A lot of these blogs are very focused on binge eating and not dieting which I appreciate. There are a lot of “lifestyle” fitness blogs which is great, but this specific topic is more around the psychology of eating.

    Cheers!

    • Lindsay Young

      Hi Brynn,

      Lindsay here from IPE.
      We’re so glad you think so! Enjoy.

  • https://www.facebook.com/Avant8 Lucia

    It’s going to be ending of mine day, however before ending I am reading this great post to improve my know-how.

    • http://psychologyofeating.com Marc David

      Hi Lucia,

      Enjoy!

      Marc

  • http://www.sweatcor.com Mark Cornelison

    Would love for you guys to see our blog and let me know what you think. It is done by previous contestants from The Biggest Losers and covers a variety of issues in getting healthy. It has been very well received so take a look when you have time. Thank you!

    http://www.sweatcor.com

    • http://psychologyofeating.com Marc David

      Hi Mark,

      Thank you so much for sharing your blog with us.

      Warm Regards,
      Marc

  • http://www.psychologyofeating.com/ Psychology of Eating

    Hi Tammy, Thanks so much for sharing your video!
    Keep up your powerful work!
    – Angela G. at IPE

  • Danii Turnbull

    Negative body issues can have such far reaching effects. It is great to see their importance acknowledged.

    • http://www.psychologyofeating.com/ Psychology of Eating

      Thanks so much for your comment Danii! I’m glad our message is resonating with you. Warmly, IPE Staff

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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.