Resources

These are some resources that have helped others in their eating disorder recovery. The list will grow as our community grows, so let us know what has helped you in your recovery, and we'll add it to this page.

Books, poems and articles to keep you moving forwards.

Pile of Books

Inspiring podcasts for wherever you are in your recovery journey.

Headphones

Motivational, pro-recovery accounts to freshen up your feed. 

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Our favourite recovery reads 

 
Restriction

Rehabilitate, Rewire, Recover! - Tabitha Farrar 

A practical and informative self-help guide, helping you rewire restrictive cognitions and work through recovery. 

Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa - Christopher Freeman 

A CBT-informed self-help manual for anorexia. A good place to start if you can't access treatment at the moment. 

The Reading Cure - Laura Freeman

A beautifully written memoir of how books helped Laura fall in love with food again after struggling for many years with anorexia. 

Life Without Ed - Jenni Schaeffer 

A guide to separating yourself from your eating disorder, based on Jenni's personal experience of recovery. 

8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder - Costin & Grabb 

Strategies for overcoming an eating disorder, written by two practitioners who also have experience of eating disorders.  

Recovering from Anorexia: How and Why to Start - Emily Troscianko

An informative and motivating article for those early on in their recovery. If you feel like you might be stuck in half-recovery, she also has a useful piece on 'how and why not to stop halfway'. 

Overeating and
Food Guilt

Beyond Temptation - Audrey & Sophie Boss

A really helpful book, sharing tools for managing overeating and feeling more in control around food. 

Break the Cycle - Eating Disorders Association N.I

A self-help booklet to help you understand the binge eating cycle and work through recovery. You can find the whole thing here.

What Goes Down - Callie Bowld 

A memoir of a woman's experience of restriction, bulimia and binge-eating, and her journey to recovery. Read with caution if descriptions of behaviours is something you find triggering.

Just Eat It - Laura Thomas

A wonderful introduction to intuitive eating, dispelling diet culture myths and helping you heal your relationship with food.

 

Eat Up! Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want - Ruby Tandoh

A lovely book about rediscovering the joy in food and disentangling food from the web of guilt/shame/diet culture. 

Our favourite recovery podcasts 

 
Eating Disorder Recovery

The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast - Tabitha Farrar

Tabitha speaks so openly and informatively about recovery, and interviews specialists in the field. Topics include finding motivation for change, talking back to the ED voice and so much more. 

Food Psych Podcast - Christy Harrison

Interviews covering everything from body image and body politics, self-compassion, diet culture, and tools for eating disorder recovery.

 

The Recovery Warrior Show - Jessica Flint

Interviews with eating disorder specialists and individuals who have recovered on all aspects of eating disorder recovery.  

Food, Body Image
 & Mental Health

The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast - Tabitha Farrar

Tabitha speaks so openly and informatively about recovery, and interviews specialists in the field. Topics include finding motivation for change, talking back to the ED voice and so much more. 

Don't Salt My Game - Laura Thomas PhD

Interviews and deep-dives into all things intuitive eating, challenging diet culture myths and promoting a health at every size approach to wellness. 

Fit and Fearless - Tally Rye, Zanna van Dijk & Victoria Niamh Spence

The faces behind #GirlGains take a refreshing approach to exercise, talking about body confidence, diet culture myths and mental health. 

I Weigh - Jameela Jamil

Honest interviews about body image and mental health. 

Our favourite Instagram accounts 

 
Eating Disorder Recovery

@megsy_recovery

Meg posts honest and inspiring content about her own recovery, reinforcing key messages like going beyond quasi-recovery, breaking food rules and avoiding comparison in your recovery journey. 

@jennifer_rollin

Really helpful affirmations and informed advice to help you push through your recovery. 

@han_beats_an

Hannah's captions take a no-nonsense approach to recovery, helping motivate her followers to move on from ED behaviours, informed by her own ongoing recovery. 

@the.lovelybecoming

An aspiring therapist with her own ED history, Mimi posts great content about intuitive eating, HAES and social justice.

@phelanwelll

An eating disorder recovery specialist, Laura promotes body acceptance and offers useful recovery advice. 

Body Positivity, Intuitive Eating & Mental Health 

@i_weigh

A community about radical inclusivity, celebrating worth beyond weight amplifying marginalised voices and dismantling diet culture.  

@antidietriotclub

A community fighting against diet culture and celebrating bodies of all shapes and sizes. 

@isarobinson_nutrition

A nutritionist promoting intuitive eating and food freedom, Isa posts helpful, research-informed content to help heal your relationship with food. 

@florencegiven

Although not directly recovery related, Florence's content is so empowering promoting messages about feminism, diversity and self-love.