The Appetite Episode 80:

How to Eat During the Holiday Season: Why There’s No Right or Wrong Way


How do the holiday festivities impact your diet? For many—especially those already struggling with a disordered relationship to food and body—the holiday season can be chock-full of challenges. From holiday drinks with friends, to office parties, to busy schedules, and all of the special treats and seasonal foods, there’s a lot that’s both exciting and stressful! Opal Co-Founders Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS and Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD-S, CD and host and therapist Carter Umhau, LMHC talk about how to approach the novelty of the holidays through attuned eating skills. In this episode, they’ll offer not only helpful tips on how to prepare on the day of a big food-filled party, but also how to embrace the celebratory spirit. 

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Thank you to our team…

Daniel Guenther at Jack Straw Cultural Center:

Editing by Hans Anderson:

Music by Aaron Davidson:

Host and Producer Carter Umhau: