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 guestsContinue reading “Try Something Different with Your Eating this Holiday Season”
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.
A reminder that it is perfectly normal to overeat at the holidays or eat more than you usually would if it was any other day. It’s okay to leave a holiday meal or party feeling stuffed. You do not need to compensate for the fullness and in a few hours you will need to eat again.
This time of year, the media is all about how to maintain your weight this holiday season or minimize the holiday eating “damage”. These articles or news pieces essentially give you all the diet tips you’ve heard many times before. They teach you how to spend the whole holiday meal planning to eat enough to satisfy your cravings, but not too much that you might end up gaining weight. The tips are well-meaning. After all, most people are worried about holiday weight gain and then try to go on a diet come January 1st.
But what if you didn’t need to worry about your weight? What if you could just enjoy the holiday season with family and friends? What if holiday gatherings were about all the things you’re grateful for?
Just about Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! But for some of us it can be really hard to get into the holiday spirit. Things like grief, illness, finances, and other life circumstances can get in the way for people who celebrate the holidays. If you just can’t bring yourself to care this year, that’s perfectlyContinue reading “You Are Under No Obligation to be in The Holiday Spirit”