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Ringing in the New Year with an Eating Disorder: Coping Tips

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The next day, return to eating as normal for you, without trying to compensate for the ‘damage’ the night before.”

2) “At specific events, focus on the company, not the food. How about board games, dancing, looking through vacation pictures?”

3) “Recognize that with a change in routine, travel, holiday eating, etc., you may gain a little weight during this time. This should regulate over the course of a few weeks.”

Sources:

Smolar, Lauren. Email interview. December 24, 2013.

http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Kobrin, Shoshana. Email interview. December 25, 2013.
http://www.shoshanakobrin.net

Rosenfeld, Stacey. Email interview. December 24, 2013.
http://www.staceyrosenfeld.com

Reviewed December 26, 2013
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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