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 […]
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.
Food is not something we need to earn by working out or “being good”. Food is fuel and essential to life. Food is a basic human need. By saying we need to “earn” food, that essentially says when we do not work out that day, we should not be allowed to eat. Yikes!
Expensive water which claims to solve all of your problems? Probably a good idea to pass on that!
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.