Thanksgiving Provides Unique Challenge for Those with Eating Disorders: 5 Easy TIPS

November 19, 2009

DELMAR, Calif., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ –

  1. Don’t focus on body image. Comments about weight should be avoided. Instead consider compliments such as, “You look healthy and happy!”
  2. Don’t watch what others eat. If someone wants to eat more or less than you during the holidays, do not make that the focus of your concern. If you focus on what you are eating, you can set a healthy example. If you tell others to eat more or less, you are adding pressure to those who are already struggling with eating issues.
  3. Thanksgiving is a day of eating. If you have eating issues, then understand that Thanksgiving is the most difficult day of the year for you. See this day as a good challenge for you and all the people around the world who struggle with eating disorders. You are not alone.
  4. Create your own bubble of comfort. Set your own eating boundaries and do not allow the comments or expectations of others to change what is comfortable for you. If you give yourself the freedom to say “no” to others who are trying to get you to eat more, then you can feel good about not letting others push you out of your comfort zone.
  5. Allow yourself to be human. Allow yourself the freedom to have some stress and not react perfectly especially during the most difficult holiday for people with eating issues.

If you need more help, find an eating disorder treatment professional in your area by using the easiest and most comprehensive treatment search site on the Internet, www.edreferral.com. This is the site that has been helping others find ED treatment since 1999 and is used by most eating disorder professionals.

Christine Hartline, MA Director, EDReferral.com

EDReferral.com is a free service that helps people with eating disorders. Referrals are available 24 hours a day for those seeking help with Anorexia, Bulimia, Obesity, Binge Eating Disorder and many other eating disorders. EDReferral.com was founded by Christine Hartline, MA, who herself had an eating disorder and found it difficult to find assistance. She now runs the world’s largest and most respected referral service for eating disorder treatment. “EDReferral.com helps thousands of individuals every single day,” said Ms. Hartline, “Not only in the U.S. but all across the world…we are providing hope for recovery.” The respect placed on EDReferral.com is not only due to the amazing efforts of Ms. Hartline, but also because many in the eating disorder field applaud the fact that EDReferral.com is not affiliated with any one treatment center. “There are a few organizations that say they are a referral service, but they only point you to their own treatment center in the end,” said Dr. Kevin Grold who is the Chief Administrator of the ever-expanding service. Dr. Grold: “We try to make EDReferral.com as easy to use and friendly as we can because we know that those seeking treatment are already a bit stressed.” “We hear over and over how the holidays — with the family meals –are an especially trying time for those who are trying to recover from an eating disorder. It is simple to find help when every therapist, treatment center, and support group are all listed in one place. EDReferral.com makes it easy to start on the path toward recovery.”


    Press Release Contact Information:
    Christine Hartline MA
    Executive Director
    Referral Services

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