|How were the holidays for you?
||[Nov. 26th, 2007|07:35 am]
Holidays can be a big challenge for some trying an intuitive eating approach because there's SO much social pressure around food at the holidays. In my case, my family tends to swing between crazy diets and food-pushing. This holiday was about the food-pushing. It wasn't too obnoxious, but I felt like we were pressured to eat on other people's schedules, and demand feeding wasn't very easy in the environment we were in (the family met up at a resort where most restaurants were closed, and the few food options were pretty expensive). I ended up a little over-full after Thanksgiving dinner and was really hungry without many options for food by the time we went to bed later that day, so that wasn't ideal for me.|
There was also some pressure to "try some of this, eat a little of this, don't you just want a bite?" For the most part, I did OK sticking to my guns, and I feel pretty good about how it went, mostly.
But, I also have a physical with a new doctor coming up today, and between the weird off-schedule eating of the holiday and worrying about getting a weight lecture from the new doctor, I've been having a bit of a rough time the last few days with body image issues.
How were food, weight, and body image issues for you this holiday season?