Top Books and Podcasts to Support Your Recovery

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Finding resources with sound recovery and advocacy advice can be difficult.  Below are just a few books and podcasts that provide eating disorder information and support!  Eating Disorder Hope already has a wonderful list of books that you and your loved ones can use as resources during the recovery process.  Below are some new titles for even more support!


The Gifts of Imperfection
Author: Brené Brown
New York Times best-selling author and professor, Dr. Brené Brown, examines how we can live our lives knowing and asserting our unconditional worth.

While not specifically written for eating disorder recovery, this is a phenomenal guidebook for those attempting to find and believe in their intrinsic worth and to love themselves better because of it.

Healing Your Hungry Heart
Author: Joanna Poppink, MFT
Joanna Poppink offers a roadmap to recovery in this book, where she discusses the clinical aspects of eating disorders, challenges to recovery, and how the disorders impact people, from their sex life to relationships with friends and family. Poppink provides facts, insight, and practical activities (i.e. journal prompts and meditations) to fuel your recovery.

Eating in the Light of the Moon
Author: Anita Johnston, Ph.D.
Dr. Johnston weaves a meaningful tapestry of stories that provide the reader with insight and understanding to their relationship with food and leaves the reader with a sense of hope.

Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder
Author: Johanna S. Kandel
Johanna S. Kandel, founder of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, shares her own story and provides advice for those needing practical recovery tools.

50 Ways to Soothe Yourself without Food
Author: Susan Albers, Psy.D.
Susan Albers provides concrete skills and activities to cope with stress and emotions without food. Consider this book if you’re looking for more hands-on mindfulness-based strategies to help you in your recovery.


Love, Food
Julie Duffy Dillon
This podcast allows listeners to rewrite their fate with food. Listeners write a letter to food outlining their complicated relationship as Julie Duffy Dillon, RD, and her guests discuss possible solutions, ending with a response letter from the food itself!

Food Psych
Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN
Join Christy Harrison and leaders in the body-positive movement as they talk about eating disorder recovery, health, and how to have a better relationship with yourself and food!

Life. Unrestricted.
Meret Boxler
Meret Boxler brings wonderful strength and attitude to this podcast where she interviews body-positive advocates and professionals to help you let go of external validation and embrace your truth.

Body Kindness
Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN
This podcast is hosted by a Registered Dietician committed to providing people with health wisdom that is just that – healthy! Rebecca Stritchfield chats about how to move toward well-being from every angle, from food, to family, to sex, and does so with a motivating attitude and kind heart.

Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast
Dr. Janean Anderson
This podcast focuses specifically on eating disorder recovery and provides insight into the psychology of eating disorders, how to have a better relationship with food, and how to live a more authentic, recovered life.


Image of Margot Rittenhouse.About the Author: Margot Rittenhouse is a therapist who is passionate about providing mental health support to all in need and has worked with clients with substance abuse issues, eating disorders, domestic violence victims and offenders, and severely mentally ill youth. As a freelance writer for Eating Disorder and Addiction Hope and a mentor with MentorConnect, Margot is a passionate eating disorder advocate, committed to de-stigmatizing these illnesses while showing support for those struggling through mentoring, writing, and volunteering. Margot has a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University.

The opinions and views of our guest contributors are shared to provide a broad perspective of eating disorders. These are not necessarily the views of Eating Disorder Hope, but an effort to offer discussion of various issues by different concerned individuals.

We at Eating Disorder Hope understand that eating disorders result from a combination of environmental and genetic factors. If you or a loved one are suffering from an eating disorder, please know that there is hope for you, and seek immediate professional help.

Published April 26, 2017.
Reviewed By: Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC on
April 26, 2017.
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