If you’ve ever been on a diet or are struggling with disordered eating, it’s very likely that you are following some food rules, whether you realize it or not.
All of these holiday foods are in fact every day foods! We don’t need the calendar to be another reason why we restrict our access to these foods.
We have programmed our society to believe that being fat is 1) a choice, 2) unhealthy, and 3) something we should avoid at all costs. (Spoiler alert - none of these are true.)
Your standard hunger and fullness cues might go out the window, but you can still do your best to honor your health by choosing to eat your meals and snacks as an act of self care.
We don’t have to be chasing desirability.
Placing value on weight loss causes widespread anxiety about weight for everybody of every size.
Flexibility and adaptability are important skills in recovery. Just like any other skill, these take practice.
You may not be fully recovered yet, but you can act like it when you need to! With this attitude, you will inevitably keep proving to yourself and others that you’re ready to recover.
Donate them, throw them out, whatever you do, just make sure that you get rid of them.
However alcohol shows up for you in your eating disorder, figuring out what place it will play in your recovery is important.