If you are celebrating holidays in the next couple months then I wish you a season of celebration full of awesomeness and devoid of food policing and unwanted drama. Just in case that’s not how it works out for you, I offer you some quick reminders:
What you eat, what you weigh, and the prioritization and path to health that you have chosen are nobody else’s damn business unless you want them to be their business. Period.
You are allowed to do whatever you choose to get through difficult situations. You can educate, ignore, start screaming, leave, get along quietly, or something else. All of these are valid choices.
People who police other people’s food choices and bodies are messed up. You are fine. If you want more tips on dealing with the food police and holiday drama, check out my column in Ms. Fit Magazine: http://msfitmag.com/do-you-need-to-eat-that/ If you find yourself needing support you are welcome to e-mail me at ragen at danceswithfat dot org and I’ll help however I can.
PS: I’ll be in Seattle for the marathon on Sunday. All wishes of luck, good vibes, and no blisters energy are very welcome! A reader has started a finish line team on Sunday evening, and we are doing a meet-up at a restaurant on Tuesday night. If you want details, e-mail me at ragen at danceswithfat dot org
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