ED Recovery App Update

A little while ago, I stumbled across the Recovery Record app and wrote about it.

After using it for a couple weeks, I’ve discovered that one of my commenters was right; this app just brings my disorder to the forefront of my mind.

The constant “EAT” reminders that buzzed on my phone every couple hours just overwhelmed me and make me uncomfortable.  The detailed food log just made me want to have a lack of food to log.

All in all, I’m sad to report it was very triggering.  I do hope it was better for others, but I wanted to mention my experience.

Anyone else have any experiences to share?

7 thoughts on “ED Recovery App Update

  1. NotAPunkRocker

    I like the thought of it, but the notifications bother me too. I know I can just turn them off, but then I forget to use it. I do like that you can customize the questions at each meal, so maybe that would help some with this issue?

    1. Pen Post author

      Oh, I missed that. Perhaps that would have helped.

      I dunno. I need a break from it anyway. The stress of having to log such details info and the questions about my urge to purge or binge were a bit too much for my stressful time right now. Perhaps after this Sunday..

  2. Shawn Ashley

    I have also used the app and I found it to be too slightly upsetting as well… The constant alerts to track this… Or track that… Reminds me of issues why I have eating in the first place… And I find it… Triggering as well. I have been using my fitness pal through the app store just to log in my calories.. It’s nice.. Because the counts are pretty accurate and it’s dependent on you logging in and logging when you feel like it… I think I’ll stick with that… When I remember to use it.

    1. Pen Post author

      Yeah, I’ve used stuff like My Fitness Pal in the past when I was crazy-calorie counting. I’m trying to steer clear of that these days. I think I’ll just avoid those food-related apps for a little while here.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts and I’m sorry you had a rough time of it too. Be gentle with yourself.

  3. Csilla

    I really enjoyed using Recovery Record for awhile, and it helped my nutritionist follow my eating patterns so she could tailor my meal plans, but I am soooo sick of it now! Luckily, my nutritionist agreed that the app served its purpose of getting me in the habit of regular eating and I can ditch it for now.

    1. Pen Post author

      I am very glad it was able to help you. I hear it works a little better when someone is working with a team (like a nutritionist) and can just be tricky as a mere self-record.

      Happy to hear it got you into the habit of regular eating!

      Thank you for sharing!


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