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Eating disorders can be hard. I feel like it can feel magnified when you are in the midst of one during the holidays. A lot of times it can seem like the holidays are centered around food. It can be stressful as well as triggering! I tend to forget that I need to validate my feelings and try to make healthy decisions for myself despite the circumstances. I found this cool acrostic that has great reminders to keep in mind throughout this month:
H unger means you eat when physically hungry instead of emotionally hungry.
A ttitudes about your size has to with the size of your heart instead of the size of your body.
P eople accept and value you for who you are, not according to how you look.
P roblems are resolved in ways other than stuffing your feelings with food.
Y ou spend as much time and energy on helping others, as you do on how you look.
H appiness comes from within rather than from expectations of others.
O ccasions for the holidays emphasize relating to others instead of emphasizing food.
L ove of self means you deserve to treat yourself in the best humanly possible way.
I dentity of self involves more than how you look.
D isapproval of self is changed to approval of who you are.
A cceptance of what one can not change includes your body features.
Y ou treat yourself as you treat your best friend.
S ociety values you for being you without emphasis to your weight or size.
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