Eating Disorders and the holidays!
We all know the holidays are tough. Yes they can be fun and filled with magic and the sense of new and fresh starts. However, they are also filled with high intensity emotions and stress. What gifts are the best? Am I going to be able to afford all the expenses of this time of year? etc... Research has actually shown that the holidays are indeed times of higher stress for over 1/3 of us WITHOUT eating disorders. Now, add on an eating disorder and the challenges are compounded. There's excessive amounts of food and lots of pressure to act and look perfect. This can lead to very high intensity emotions for people with eating disorders. Self-care is absolutely KEY in creating a healthy balance during this time. Here are my top tips for managing eating disorders in the holiday season! And click here to see Spectrum News 13 interview clip I did recently on EDs and the holidays!
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Dr. Latimer is passionate about helping young girls and women to embrace their true selves and learn to develop healthy body/self-image! When she is not representing as an expert in the media, she enjoys writing her thoughts here!