Rising and coming back from a difficult relationship with food is not an easy task. There are many apps out there to help with food related issues. One that I have been testing out (and loving) lately is one called itakecontrol!
Developed by a team at Drexel University, this app was specifically designed by researchers to focus on those with binge eating disorder and emotional eaters. As someone who is in recovery from an eating disorder, (but can still need to track her emotional eating,) I have found the app helpful for noticing patterns and trying to stop emotional eating before it starts; a key to my own recovery.
This app, since developed by researchers and professionals takes into account all the many layers of eating related issues that need to be addressed to start noticing patterns and making changes. While I would never use this as the answer to any eating related issues, it is most certainly a solid extra layer of support to add to your new toolbox of healthy ways to journey through life.
Just one slight con to the app: I did notice it shut down more than I would have liked as a user and I constantly was needing to re-open it. So while the content was solid and helpful, the user experience needs just a little tweaking from a technology standpoint.
Want to learn more? Check out the "behind the scenes," info and FULL details here and test out the app for yourself here. It's free:)
I know that on your journey to feel well with your own mind, body and relationship with food - it can be a struggle. For me, every little tool helped (and some more than others), but an app like this, even though it won't solve all your problems, would have been a huge aid on my journey to realizing where I was and where I needed to go to heal my relationship with my emotions and food. Maybe it can do the same for you, or at least is a worth a shot!