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Help! When Other People Diet Around You
by Harriet Frew on October 29th, 2018

​So you are working REALLY hard to tune into your body, practice intuitive eating and to put all that dieting malarkey behind you ONCE AND FOR ALL!! 

But, it seems that everyone else under the sun just can't stop talking about their new low carb plan or intermittent fasting regime. At the water cooler at work, a night out with friends, in the hairdressers or queuing up in line to send your Amazon order back - you might feel that you can't escape it.

Isn't it SO triggering and completely demoralising? 

Maybe you are doubting yourself and thinking that perhaps, you should be back on the diet asap?

STOP! Before you return to bland, restrictive food that makes you feel deprived - remind yourself why you are not dieting anymore.

1️. Dieting doesn’t work. You might even end up gaining weight or starting to binge eat.  

2️. Diets make you sad and miserable.  

3️. Diets result in you fixating on your body in a way that destroys self-esteem.

Sadly, people do talk about diets A LOT. We can’t control this, but we can control our response. Put in your earplugs, avoid these conversations and stop comparing. Focus on your own recovery journey.

Potentially, if you work on your relationship with food, you will probably develop a greater awareness and insight about food and body image, compared to your average person in the population, who doesn't have an eating disorder, but maybe struggles to eat in a self-caring way.


Posted in Bingeing, Change, Dieting, Eating disorder, Giving up dieting, Motivation and change, Recovery, Values    Tagged with diet, antidiet, bingeeating, eatingdisorder, anorexia, bulimia, recovery, anorexiarecovery, bulimiarecovery


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Counselling support for eating disorders and body image.