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Tips to Help Prevent Disordered Eating During the Holidays
November 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In most households, the holidays mean food and lots of it. Eating your favorite holiday dishes
can be one of the best parts of family gatherings but it can also lead to a range of irregular
eating behaviors. Those who have suffered from an eating disorder talk about feeling trapped by
all the food during the holidays which makes it hard to enjoy time spent with your family. Making
sure you maintain healthy eating habits during the holidays is an important step in preventing
dangerous disordered eating in the future.
Here are some tips to help you eat healthily and prevent disordered eating during the holidays.
Follow a Regular Schedule
Enjoying treats is an important part of the holidays but it can be easy to get carried away. It’s
best to avoid binging on your favorite snacks simply because it’s the holidays and stick to your
regular eating schedule. Enjoying small portions of snacks or other holiday sweets is also
unlikely to lead to more serious problems.
Have a Support System in Place
Speaking with a trained professional like a Registered Dietitian at Behavioral Nutrition to plan for
difficult situations you might face around the holidays can help you prepare. Any family
members who understand what you’re struggling with that you can turn to are also extremely
Join one of our registered dietitians as we dive into the best ways to maintain healthy eating habits
during the holiday season for those who struggle with disordered eating. We understand how
tough this time of year can be and can help with tips to identify disordered eating habits and
prevent them from becoming bigger problems.