Rise Up + Recover app

Rise Up + Recover app

  • An app to support people dealing with eating disorders.
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Rise Up + Recover app By Recovery Warriors


  • Logging (meals, emotions and behaviours).
  • Reminders.
  • Self-monitoring homework.
  • Education and information.
  • Motivational quotes.
Clinical review 

5 star review

Read a clinical review below.

Security and privacy

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How to get the app

This app is designed for people dealing with eating disorders. It's main feature is the mood and meal logs. When users enter the program, they are directed to “check in” and rate their daily mood from a customizable list. Then, they can log a meal in a detailed log (e.g., time, food consumed, location, mood, and problematic eating behaviors within the meal context). Once a meal is logged, it can be exported as a PDF version via email. Users are rewarded with an inspirational message for logging a meal (e.g., every human being is the author of his own health and disease). The program also offers tips related to the recovery process and effort, divided into various themes (e.g., body image, journal activities, mindfulness, relationship).

For the complete app description, go to the app website(external link) and for a detailed review, see reviews below.


Supports users autonomy around establishing regular eating patterns.

✔ No calorie counting function. No focus on weight recording.

✔ User-friendly.

✔ Exporting log summary gives a clear association between food and thoughts and feelings.

✔ Helps clinicians from a multidisciplinary team collect data (dietitians/psychologists/therapists).

Does not have a function to enable users to plan meals and snacks ahead of time (although users can set up alarm reminders to log meals/snacks).

✘ Does not enable users to log photos of meals/snacks.

 Users are not able to record hunger/fullness.

Clinical review

5 star review

: Ashleigh Jackson (Specialist eating disorder dietitian); Sylvia Pyatt (Specialist eating disorder dietitian)
Date of review: August 2018
Platform: Android
Version: 1.2

Comments: This app is designed specifically for users to use to support recovery from eating disorders including logging of meals, emotions as well as compensatory behaviours. It is most useful for people who are wanting to restore to regular eating patterns while they are recovering/in recovery from an eating disorder (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and EDNOS - eating disorder not otherwise specified). Users have the ability to record meals which is the foundation for eating disorder treatment. In addition the users can track/identify emotion associated with food. App allows users to record time, location, meal/snack, emotion, compensatory behaviours and be able to record additional thoughts.
Note: This app is not suitable to be used as a primary treatment for an eating disorder, rather to use adjunct eating disorder treatment with registered health professionals. 
Safety concerns: None. The safety benefits of this app allow users to send through their data recorded in a PDF form to their treating clinicians. This is often the preferred means for collecting data (rather than the clinician being able to track eating in real time which could breach the users confidentiality).
New Zealand relevance: The app  is created with a North American user group focus. The find support function is not applicable to New Zealand users.

This app has been reviewed by other independent websites.
Rise Up + Recover(external link) MindTools


  1. Lindgreen P, Lomborg K, Clausen L. Patient Experiences Using a Self-Monitoring App in Eating Disorder Treatment: Qualitative Study.(external link) JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2018 Jun 22;6(6).
  2. Fairburn CG, Rothwell ER. Apps and eating disorders: A systematic clinical appraisal.(external link) Int J Eat Disord. 2015 Nov;48(7):1038-46.

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