It’s December once again and for many people that means over a month of holiday merriment. For some people, this time is anything but merry. It could mean going on a restrictive diet and avoiding holiday foods at parties and gatherings. It could mean secretly binging on these holiday foods after all of the guests leave. It could mean fluctuating weight with a resolution to lose weight in the new year. And this story is very familiar for some people year after year.
What about if you tried something different this year? What if this was the year you gave up dieting? Maybe you don’t do it all at once. Maybe you start by making one small change. A registered dietitian who specializes in Intuitive Eating (hello!) will be your best bet for coming up with specific goals, however some examples might be giving yourself permission to eat holiday foods, not weighing yourself, or making sure you’re eating consistently throughout the day. By making these changes and eventually leaving dieting behind, I can promise you you’ll have more time and energy to devote to spending time with family and friends and focusing on what you’re grateful for this holiday season. And come January 1st, you’ll have some more meaningful New Year’s Resolutions that don’t involve trying to control your body.
This holiday season also check out:
– How to Manage A Holiday Gathering With Food Allergies/Intolerances
– Intuitive Eating Holiday Tips
– How to Reduce Grocery Shopping Anxiety
– Self Care Tips
– How to Set Boundaries as a Non-Dieter in Diet Culture
– Preventing a Binge
– Moving on After a Binge
– Moving on After a Lapse in Recovery
– What is Success if Not Weight Loss
– How to Eat in Moderation (in a Non-Diety Way)
Seeking additional support with your eating disorder or disordered eating recovery this holiday season? In search of an experienced eating disorder registered dietitian nutritionist in the Centerport, New York area or virtually? Send Christina an email to learn more about 1:1 nutrition therapy sessions!