Friday Find: Holiday Eating

It's Christmas Eve today and that time of year again. Perhaps probably almost too late to talk about holiday eating, but I couldn't resist pointing out this excellent post.

Margarita who writes the great blog Weightless, talks this past week about Holiday Eating: Getting Rid Of The Guilt & Restriction. Accompanied by her own narrative on what holiday eating used to be like for her (I'm sure it will ring bells for many), she lists the Intuitive Eater's Holiday Bill of Rights, which includes such things as you have the right to enjoy second servings without apology and you have the right to say, “No thank you,” without explanation, when offered more food.

And she rounds it up with a very profound statement: Unfortunately, in our society, the idea that you can enjoy eating and have inner peace about it is revolutionary.

Very well put.

I guess this is a good time for me to continue to bang the drum for the intuitive eating process. If you've grown tired of worrying about what you eat all the time, thinking for about the millionth time that you need to lose some excess weight or feel you're spending too much thinking negative things about your body, consider exploring the process.

It's taken a while, and it's still a journey, but it's probably the first holiday season in ages that I'm not worrying that I'll overeat or thinking about including 'shaping up' as part of my New Year's Resolutions.

I recommend starting out by reading either Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, Breaking Free From Emotional Eating by Geneen Roth or Beyond Chocolate: How to Stop Yo-Yo Dieting and Lose Weight for Good by Sophie Boss and Audrey Boss.

And look out for my new Resources Page coming soon with all my book recommendations (on all topics) in one place.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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