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Holidays can still be fun for people with eating problems

Holidays like Christmas are special moment for families to bond and partake sumptuous food together.

However, for an estimated nine million men, women and young people who are having some eating disorders holidays is a cause of headache and nightmares for them.

Those suffering from eating disorders fears that the presence of many foods in the table would worsen their problem since it would trigger the desires to eat plenty of food, which would put their lives at risk.

With this scenario, those who are suffering from eating disorders do not really fully enjoyed the festivity since their mind is pre-occupied with fears of worsening their medical condition.

To all persons in this planet who are suffering from an eating disorder it is time for you to forget about worries and just enjoy the holidays with your family.

Based on studies, people who have eating problems can still have fun during the holidays despite their situation all they need is to plan everything and follow certain steps to make sure the festivity cannot ruin the spirit of bonding and enjoyment.

First, during the holidays asked someone close to you to act as adviser that will remind you about your condition and offer you comfort and advices to cope up with your eating disorder problem.

Another important thing to ensure you will still fully enjoy the holidays despite your condition is to prepare your own food. You know yourself more than anyone else so it would be prudent on your part to set aside foods that are safe for consumption so that the other foods prepared can be avoided.

It would also be best that you have a full control of your body so that you can make logical choices and have the commitment to avoid foods that pose health risk on your condition.

If ever your treatment team has given you a meal plan stick to it regardless of the tempting situation where foods are plenty to choose and partake.

Holidays are season of joy and forgiveness so do not allow your stress to ruin the special moment you have with your family. Human are imperfect individuals so mistakes are common so when you fail to stop eating to much during the holidays do not blame yourself for it.

Learn to forgive and forget so that you will avoid feeling sad which might trigger you to eat more during this special time of the year.

Holidays are time to merry making and bonding. So whatever your medical condition it would be best to just enjoy the moment and leave all your worries behind.