You can set a clear boundary with everyone. If they start talking about their food choices, calories and weight, don’t get hooked.
The medical community needs to start recognizing that their proposed solutions to “weight issues” are at best unhelpful, and at worst outright dangerous.
Are you honoring your body by giving it fuel consistently and sufficiently throughout the day?
No matter what stage of recovery you’re in, it is possible to get through the holidays, and maybe have a good time doing it.
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.