Eating disorders don’t have any age boundaries. They can affect people of any age, from young children and teenagers to parents and even grandparents. Eating disorders include bulimia, anorexia, binge eating, and many more. Even if you’ve never suffered from an eating disorder, it is likely that someone you know has. An estimated 10 million men and 20 million women experience an eating disorder during their lifetime; sadly, only around 10% will seek help.
Although difficult, overcoming an eating disorder is possible with time and support. People often turn to blogs because they offer unconditional support without judgment or direct confrontation. These 5 blogs offer support, advice, and resources for those who suffer from eating disorders.
Eating disorder recovery is a wonderful blog that offers advice, guidance, inspiration, and information about eating disorders of all types. The content is updated regularly so there is always fresh new information and advice. One of the most impressive aspects of this blog is that there is personal contact info for anyone who feels they want to reach out personally.
The Emily Program offers help and hope through a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The blog shares not only news about and from the Emily Program, but from the eating disorder community in general. There are tips and advice for getting through holidays or special occasions as well as news that pertains to eating disorders and mental health.
Make Peace with Food is a wonderful blog that offers not only the traditional tips and advice, but also some heartwarming success stories that prove eating disorders can be overcome. In addition to providing information about overcoming eating disorders, it places a great deal of focus on learning to love yourself and your body just as you are rather than trying to conform to unrealistic expectations. This is truly a blog that offers a great deal more than information.
The NEDA blog is among the best resources for anyone suffering from an eating disorder. Not only are there many informative and inspirational blog posts, but there are links to many more sources of help and information. From inspiring success stories to events around the globe, NEDA has a wealth of information available about nearly every form of eating disorder.
Surviving Eating Disorders is a sensitive, well thought out blog that addresses not only how to help yourself overcome the disorder, but to identify the underlying cause or causes as well. With focus being placed on honest, to yourself and others, it while you aren’t to blame for the disorder, taking at least partial responsibility for your recovery is empowering. Filled with great advice for overcoming the hard times, Surviving Eating Disorders is an honest, up front, and very insightful blog.
Support is essential to overcoming an eating disorder and an amazing amount of support can be found online. Many sufferers turn to online support groups and blogs for help and guidance. While blogs are not meant to replace the advice of a health care professional, they are often the first step taken when choosing to seek help and any step taken is a step in the right direction.