From past experience I know that Christmas can be a time of anxiety and guilt for those who suffer with any type of eating disorder.
All those dinner parties and meals out in restaurants can leave you feeling out of control.
But I just wanted to use this blog post as an opportunity to let you know that you’re not alone. Almost everyone over indulges during the Christmas period and that’s all part of the fun.
I hope that by offering a few festive tips I can help you to embrace this gorgeous time of year and keep your mind healthy.
- Rather than focusing on the food, cherish the time spent with loved ones. It’s so rare these days to actually get everyone together, so listen intently to their stories and just enjoy their company.
- Start your day with a good breakfast. As this is often the meal you are most in control of, make sure it’s full of nourishment. Think banana porridge, avocado toast, fresh fruit, or poached eggs. This will keep you sane and fuel your day, reducing crazy sugar cravings later on. Double win!
- Push yourself out of your comfort zone. If you know that having a salad in a restaurant will make you feel safe but everyone else is having a cheeky burger, then have a burger! Being the odd one out, with major burger envy, will only increase your anxiety. Use this opportunity, surrounded by loved ones, to embrace the challenge with their full support.
- Add a little green whenever you can. By simply adding a little spinach, broccoli, kale, or courgette to as many meals as possible, you’ll still be getting in way more veggies than most people.
I have been embracing these 4 rules this past week and have fallen in love with festivities once again. Pushing boundaries, I’ve not let food get in the way of fun and I feel so incredibly lucky!
Just check out this beautiful burger I enjoyed with the girls on Sunday.
And last nights sharing platter… for one. 😉
You didn’t think I’d share something this good did you?
Not even a little bit guilty and so full of love! Have yourself a nourishing Christmas everyone!
Lots of love,