Remuda recommends the following tips to help individuals with emotional eating cope during this particularly difficult holiday season:
-- Focus on holistic well-being and seek out activities that nurture mind, body and spirit.
-- Instead of following rigid rules around food, relax. Select moderate portions of foods that taste good and are satisfying, then walk away from the food.
-- Resist the urge to feel guilty about what or how much was eaten.
-- Take any opportunity to be active. Walk for 10 minutes in the brisk fresh air, build a snowman with the kids, dance, and play with the dog.
-- Give your time and talents to others. Volunteer at your favorite organization.
-- Take the focus off self-loathing, failed diets and deprivation. -- Make memories in meaningful ways to rewrite past holiday anxiety.
"There is hope for emotional eating," adds Zuercher. "Finding freedom with food is entirely possible. Reconnecting with mind, body and spirit is the first step to overall well-being. Keeping food in its proper place in life and dealing responsibly with emotional pain is key to restoring balance in life."
About Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders
Remuda Ranch offers Christian inpatient and residential programs for individuals of all faiths suffering from eating or anxiety disorders. Each patient is treated by a multi-disciplinary team including a Psychiatric and a Primary Care Provider, Registered Dietitian, Masters Level therapist, Psychologist and Registered Nurse. The professional staff equips each patient with the right tools to live a healthy, productive life. For more information, call 1-800-445-1900 or visit http://www.remudaranch.com.
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