My patients often express difficulty being around enthusiastic friends, who incessantly talk about their new weight loss diet. The friends are usually well meaning, with no intent to harm. Yet, this diet talk stirs up a bunch of mixed feelings, such as:
• Envy of the quick weight loss
• Fantasies of embarking on just one more diet—(get the weight off, and then deal with “the issues”)
• Triggering for patients with eating disorders
Intuitive Eater's Holiday Bill of Rights
by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD
What if peace on earth could begin at the dinner table? Imagine experiencing an inner peace, free from incessant worry about what to eat. It's hard to enjoy the holidays when you are preoccupied with eating or worried about what to say to relatives who have an annual tradition of telling you what and how to eat.