Dreading Holiday gatherings because of food choices and body image comments from friends or family?
Setting boundaries can be challenging and scary. If you are working on making accepting your body, eating in a way that is more in tune with your bodies needs, or simply are tired of body and food focused comments you get from your family, it is helpful to be prepared to set some boundaries. The holidays can be stressful for many reasons but one of the hardest to work through are the family dynamics around food and body image. A well intentioned comment can cause us unnecessary pain and even shame. Keep reading to learn ways to set boundaries with your family (or even friends) this holiday season so you can simply enjoy your gatherings.
Connect to yourself first
The Holidays are meant to be a celebratory time. You deserve to have safe spaces to celebrate! Setting boundaries can be scary but also extremely liberating. I want to hear from you if you are struggling or have had success in setting boundaries with loved ones.
Want more ideas on navigating the holidays? Check out my latest holiday blog posts, Five Ways to Stay on Track this Holiday Season and Five Steps to Keeping Your Sanity During the Holidays
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The first step to healing our relationship with food is reconnecting with the signals our body gives us. One of the ways to do that is by checking in with your hunger before you eat. Here's my spin on the traditional hunger scale.