As well all know, the holidays bring out an urgency that is unmatched throughout the rest of the year. The combined stresses of planning family get-togethers and the general constant hustle and bustle that goes along with this time of year, are enough to shake to most disciplined person out of their usual routines. For any who suffers from any type of personally damaging triggers, routines are a “must” to stay healthy. And, with the barrage of food-centric gatherings that this time of year has to offer, those with eating disorders have got to be prepared.
One of the most important steps in managing your fight is to be around people that understand your situation. Although your great aunt “means-well” when forcing all of her homespun treats your way, doesn’t mean you have to deal with the guilt-trip associated with denying or indulging in them. Have someone that understands you, who you can communicate with in the moment.