Friendly little reminder that eating more than usual during the holiday season is actually normal, not a failure, and not a reason to punish yourself with negative words, thoughts, or actions.
I’m frequently asked to help people find an eating disorder dietitian in their area when they’re unable to see me locally in Centerport, Long Island or virtually. Sometimes I have a referral for them, but other times I’m making my best assumptions based on the dietitian’s website or social media presence. I’m sharing some tips for choosing the best eating disorder dietitian in your area.
This holiday can definitely be challenging for those recovering from an eating disorder or chronic dieting since it is so centered around food, so here is your reminder that Thanksgiving is one 24 hour day and one meal and it will not make or break your recovery.
Thanksgiving is just a few days away here in America and several other holidays are coming up in the next month. If we’re being honest, this time of year can be hard for people in recovery from anything, but especially in recovery from an eating disorder or chronic dieting.
Sometimes when you’re stressed, it’s easier just not to eat, but that’s exactly what you need to do when you’re stressed! Eating consistently throughout the day will help keep your blood sugar levels stable, keep your hormones in check, and help stave off “hangry” feelings.
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.