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☃️’TIS THE SEASON…
Are you ready to have less stress around dieting this holiday season? Let's do this!
1. Set boundaries ahead of time -
Tell your family you don’t want to hear it when it comes to weight/diet talk. You can be as firm or friendly as you like. Enlist a trusted ally within your family for back—up if you can. (Even if it’s your 5 year old nephew!) This one takes courage but you can do it.
2. Prepare an “escape” plan-
Plan ahead for how to get out of diet/body conversations. Change the subject, re-affirm your ‘no thanks’ stance on these topics, if my favorite…simply sit there & say nothing (this really unnerves some people into talking about something else.) Write out a script, practice with a friend or in front of the mirror to boost your confidence.
3. Report diet ads-
You can take a social media break and/or press those three dots at the top of a post to “report” it for being misleading on IG. This can teach the algorithm what you’re interested in so that could mean less ads in your future.
4. Be gentle with yourself-
Remember…you have to live with yourself, so be kind. Especially during the holidays there are so many variables you can’t control.
If all else fails, take a deep breath, a long shower or leave an event early.
You deserve to be respected & cared for no matter what the season is.
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About the Author
Lily lives in the Bay Area of California with her husband. She loves to lift heavy, watch vintage movies and cheer on her fellow warrior queens!