Just dropping this here for whoever needs this reminder as all the November weight loss challenges pop up. Do them if you want, but know that it’s not going to heal your relationship with food and it might make navigating food at the winter holidays even more challenging.
Christina Frangione, MS, RD, CDN, RYT
Christina Frangione, MS, RD, CDN, RYT is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Centerport, NY helping clients with eating disorders and disordered eating recover their relationship with food and their body. She utilizes a Health at Every Size® approach and supports Intuitive Eating and knows that while she is the food and nutrition expert, you are the expert of your body and life.
You’re not good for restricting Halloween candy and you’re not bad for eating it.
Please stop commenting on how much candy people eat one way or the other.
Recovery from an eating disorder is so much more nuanced than just being able to eat cupcakes and ice cream! Although that’s certainly nice to be able to have these things and not freak out or need to compensate afterwards!
Halloween can be scary for some people (witches, ghosts, and vampires aside). So many of my clients struggle with bingeing on candy this time of the year. Can you relate?
Contrary to what you may have heard or believe to be true, it is totally okay to treat yourself using food!! Life is pretty stressful and you work so hard and you deserve a treat! If food or drink is the way for you then absolutely go for it! Of course, the problem is when the only way you know how to treat yourself or relax is through food and drink.
Calories = energy = life!