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Let’s try something different this Thanksgiving! No diet or binge talk – let’s focus on gratitude instead

Hey! Here’s an idea! How about instead of talking about dieting and bingeing during this thankful holiday, we focus on gratitude!

No talk about getting stuffed or having to starve yourself for a week after Thanksgiving. No talk about “saving up” for the Thanksgiving feast and then devouring everything in sight to the point of groaning discomfort. No swapping diet techniques in between courses. No squishing your belly after the meal in disgust.

Instead, let’s talk about stuff that moves us forward. That fulfills us. That makes us happy.  That motivates us.

Let’s talk about family. Let’s talk about friends. Let’s talk about making a difference in the world. Let’s swap success stories between courses. Let’s talk about something that made us feel really good this week. Let’s talk about something that we want to do to make the world a better place next week.

Have a very, very wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Ginny Jones is on a mission to change the conversation about eating disorders and empower people to recover.  She’s the founder of, an online resource supporting parents who have kids with eating disorders, and a Parent Coach who helps parents supercharge their kid’s eating disorder recovery.

Ginny has been researching and writing about eating disorders since 2016. She incorporates the principles of neurobiology and attachment parenting with a non-diet, Health At Every Size® approach to health and recovery.

Ginny’s most recent project is Recovery, a newsletter for deeply feeling people in recovery from diet culture, negative body image, and eating disorders.

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