What’s Bearable helping you to achieve?
Eating disorder recovery.
What impact has this had on your health and/or well-being?
Hugely impacting [my] physical and mental well-being.
What are the main reasons you’d recommend Bearable to somebody?
Highly customizable and (for people with disordered eating) no calories or judgement around data captured.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
After a year of recovery from disordered eating, I am trying to improve my health and well-being without slipping back into the eating disorder mindset. It’s often hard to use tracking apps as they generally have calories attached which is problematic for people struggling with eating disorders. I chose to use bearable largely because there is no calorie counter and there isn’t judgement attached to the options. I have also added my own custom categories to help me create mindfulness around other aspects of my recovery and the process has been enlightening. I am learning what foods make me and my body feel good or bad, I am learning which self-care rituals soothe me or give me energy. I find myself more and more motivated to continue adding the things that make me feel good because I can easily see how it helps my mental health and physical comfort but at the same time, because this a data-driven approach, it is easier to be kind to myself and not feel guilt when I make a choice that doesn’t make me feel good. The times when that happens I can notice it without judgement and see it as nothing more than an interesting data point for me to consider which is incredibly important for my recovery.
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