NEDA Week Challenge: Day 5
It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week and so to celebrate we are going to be posting a challenge a day for you to try to conquer that will help promote a healthy lifestyle.
Today’s Challenge: Eliminating Behaviors
Eating disorder behaviors come in many shapes and sizes. Some are more difficult to get rid of than others. Today’s challenge will ask you to try to refrain from engaging in at least one eating disorder behavior.
Choose the behavior you would like to work on eliminating. Once you’ve identified the behavior, be mindful of when you might use it. When you are in a position when you would go to that behavior, replace it with a positive coping skill.
For example, if you are counting calories, acknowledge what you’re doing, then replace the counting with positive self talk. Or if you are thinking about going to the gym, recognize that it is an eating disorder behavior, then challenge the behavior by reading a book instead or going to the movies.
If you want, write about your experience and tag the post #100RtRChallenges so that they will be seen by us and by others following the tag.Track the tag to see how others are doing.
Good luck - 100RTR Staff