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Holidays and eating disorders

Posted by Racer on November 29, 2008, at 11:18:42

I've just gotten through two days of Family/Holiday time. The first was fine -- dinner with my mother, who knows and won't say much of anything. I ate too much, but not in a terrible way -- I did feel as though I could have hibernated for the winter, but from anything like an objective viewpoint, I didn't overeat significantly.

Last night, though -- more family, in-laws of cousins, etc, and Comments Were Made. I'm a picky eater, and I don't "try something just to be polite." (I figure my usual involuntary response to certain tastes/textures is hardly polite -- involving an inability to swallow or avoid unswallowing -- so I'm actually being more polite this way...) What's more, the parts that were good, I kept eating just because they were good -- and felt horrible. Physically horrible, AND emotionally horrible about having eaten it all.

So, since holidays are often difficult for those who experience eating disorders, let's brainstorm here a bit about how to handle it? What are some strategies that we've come up with that work, and what are some situations that we struggle with consistently?

In my case, it's Family Stuff. And as I get more tense, I get more crazy about the food. Not my mother, but everyone else.

Strategies? The only thing I've found to do is repeat the phrase, "I'm a very picky eater." And if that comes across as not very polite, too f--in' bad, right?

How about everyone else?




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