Christmas is thought of as a time of year to celebrate and share with loved ones, it’s meant to be a fun filled experience full of festivities and joy. However living with an eating disorder at Christmas time can be incredibly difficult.
Designed to help those struggling with disordered relationships with food explore triggers and understand how automatic patterns of anxious, or negative, thinking can maintain disordered relationships with food, especially across periods of high stress.
Nothing says “Christmas is on the way” like the smell of home made Mince Pies, served with brandy butter and a glass of Port (so Surrey…#NotEvenSorry)
This traditional British sweet (once savoury) pie can be traced back to the 13th Century when European crusaders bought back an abundance of rich dried fruits, mince meats and spices. Today it is a well recognised and utterly delicious seasonal must.
This recipe provides the perfect sweet & citrusy (and rather boozy) addition to your Christmas party!
This post will be particularly useful for those who:
Experience a heightened level of anxiety around food and eating.
Are inclined to compensate or punish themselves for food eaten.
Those currently having treatment for, or in recovery for, disordered eating.
Those who find themselves stuck in diet mentality, when eating causes negative self- judgement.
For those caring for another with disordered eating.