The upcoming holiday season brings with it new hurdles for those recovering from eating disorders. With all the festivities involving food, not to mention the eating-related commentary that everyone seems to be spewing, the next several months can be a minefield of triggers.
So how can you support your loved ones in eating disorder recovery over the holidays? Vlogger and writer Melissa A. Fabello has some ideas! Watch her explain what can trigger those in ED recovery, why these behaviors are triggering, and how you can avoid doing them.
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For more on this topic, check out the following:
- I Think My Loved One Has an Eating Disorder — Now What?
- 6 Things You Can Do If You Think You Have an Eating Disorder
- Eating Disorder Recovery: Fear of Relapse
- Dealing with Fatphobia While in Eating Disorder Recovery
Melissa A. Fabello, Co-Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism, is a sexuality educator, eating disorder and body image activist, and media literacy vlogger based out of Philadelphia. She enjoys rainy days, Jurassic Park, and Taylor Swift and can be found on YouTube and Tumblr. She holds a B.S. in English Education from Boston University and an M.Ed. in Human Sexuality from Widener University. She is currently working on her PhD. She can be reached on Twitter @fyeahmfabello. Read her articles here and book her for speaking engagements here.
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