Dear lovely followers and fellow Ana lovers,
Since the holiday season is upon I thought I would bring you guys a blog post about how to deal with not binging during all those holiday parties with amazing food and how to hide your little secret from your parents. The holidays has always been one of the toughest times for me and usually times when I find myself binging and hating myself a lot so I hope this will help! Love you all and stay strong!!! ❤
How To Not Binge:
1. Before you go to a holiday party or dinner drink lots of water and tea to get you filled up! If you’re already somewhat full you won’t want to eat as much. If you want to be extra sure you won’t eat, eat some low calorie veggies or soup before you go to your event.
2. If there’s a buffer or catering, steer the conversation away from the food. When you’re talking to someone turn away from the food or look for people to talk to far away from the food.
3. If you’re at a sit down dinner tell the host you had a holiday lunch with a friend and are already somewhat full so that they serve you smaller portions.
4. Always keep a cup of water or other low calorie beverage in your hand. This makes it a) easier to stay hydrated and fills you up, b) harder for you to pick up lots of food.
5. Know what your trigger food is and know how to avoid it. If you love a specific desert maybe tell the host you have to leave early or have an allergy to that specific type of food.
6. Bring mints and gum with you so that you’re not tempted to eat.
7. Honestly it’s all about the mindset…once you say it’s okay to eat one thing it’s a lot easier to start to eat a lot of other foods. Stay strong! You can do this!
How To Hide Ana From Your Family:
1. Always have some food in your hand or on your plate especially something that looks half eaten, this will make people think you’re eating when they look at you.
2. Talk a lot. When you’re talking you can’t be eating so people won’t be suspicious when you haven’t finished your plate yet.
3. If possible tell your parents or family you’re going out to lunch with friends before a family dinner or party (instead go running) and that will explain why you’re not too hungry later.
3. Don’t talk about your weight to family members. This often triggers family members to get suspicious.
4. Move around a lot. Talk to a lot of different people so that they don’t know what you have and haven’t been eating.
5. If you’re good at faking being sick then you can tell your parents or family you don’t feel well and aren’t hungry. Warning: if you’re not good at faking this might get people suspicious.
6. If you’re at a kids/ teenagers table it’s a lot easier not to eat as kids or teenagers aren’t as observant about what you are and aren’t eating. Even offer some of your younger friends and family some of your food, they’ll probably be glad to take it.
7. Get rid of your food in the garbage in the kitchen when no one is around if someone does catch you say you’re cleaning an older/ elderly persons plate.
I hope these tips helped! Stay strong this holiday season girls. The only thing I’m asking Santa for is more willpower to be skinny 😉