Ancient China. General Yuan, a respected military leader, has taken to his bed with a mysterious illness. He is sick, unable to get out of bed, and deteriorating. Renowned Doctor Chen has been summoned to see if he can save the general. The doctor examines his patient and steps out of the room. He writes a letter and gives it to the general’s servant, telling him to give it to the general after he has left.
Congee is an easy to make porridge of water and a grain, most commonly rice, that is simmered for several hours. It is a traditional breakfast food eaten throughout China and other Asian countries.
Things were going so well. You felt like you were really making progress and getting your eating normalized and regulated. No binges! Hey! I can do this! Yes!
And then. And then all of a sudden things aren’t going so well. Something happened, it tripped you up, and you binged. Ugh! So discouraging and disheartening. What do you do now?
Ah, the holidays . . . family . . . food . . . what could possibly be complicated about any of that?
I may not be able to do anything about the family piece (although, here is a repost of the anti-stress acupressure routine in case you need it). However, maybe I can offer a more helpful way to think about the food piece.