The holidays that happen this time of year can bring with them a double-dose of weird norms in the way people talk about food and bodies. On the one hand their tends to be a ton of food and activities that center around eating, but on the other hand there's a ton of talk about "holiday weight" and weird performative guilt around eating food. Even if you don't celebrate any of the holidays this time of year, it can be hard to avoid incidental contact with this stuff, and you're someone dealing with (or who has dealt with) disordered eating it can be an extra-stressful element of the season.
A lot of folks I know find the most difficult moments are when they're in a gathering and the body talk/food comes up. So I thought it would be helpful to share what things people have found help them navigate those conversations, from tuning them out to commenting on them. I've personally used some techniques from Captain Awkward that have usually worked: https://captainawkward.com/2014/06/12/5 ... e-bonding/
https://captainawkward.com/2017/12/05/1 ... alth-hell/
How about y'all?