Thanksgiving with an Eating Disorder

How to Survive Thanksgiving with an Eating Disorder


In this podcast Tabitha Farrar talks about how people with eating disorders who are in active recovery can not only survive Thanksgiving but come out feeling stronger and more in control than they were before.

Thanksgiving, family meals, Christmas and other such celebrations are hard work for a person with an eating disorder.

  • How to prepare for the day without letting the eating disorder ruin it before it starts
  • How to manage eating disorder thoughts leading up to Thanksgiving
  • How to stick to your guns with your recovery plan the morning of Thanksgiving
  • How to not only get through the meal, but even enjoy it.
  • How to deal with the eating disorder guilt thoughts post Thanksgiving dinner.

This podcast contains actionable tips on how to manage an eating disorder over a holiday meal.

If you are interested in either the Slack group for adults in active recovery from an eating disorder, or the group for adults helping adults in active recovery, please contact Tabitha.

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About Tabitha Farrar

I work as Head of Marketing for a software startup in Boulder. As a recovered Anorexia sufferer, I advocate for proper understanding of eating disorders in my spare time. On that note, I wrote a book about my own journey into eating again called Love Fat.

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