4 Tips to Manage Anxiety about Eating Socially

by | Jul 31, 2018 | Anxiety, Diet, Eating Disorders

Grace Russell, Dietitian, Baulkham Hills NSW
31 July 2018

It is easy to see that food is a large part of our social structure, we meet friends for coffee, have a special birthday dinner, bring cheese and wine to a girl’s night. Since time began, meals have been shared and an opportunity for villages, communities and families to come together. Food is vital to many societal events and celebrations.

Social eating provides us with many health benefits such as:

  • Allowing us to bond with others, sit down and relax while eating
  • Fostering a sense of belonging by sharing in common interests
  • Encourages mindfulness of the eating experience
  • Increases variety in the diet by eating foods not normally cooked in the home
  • Increases flexibility in eating, leading to a more relaxed view around food
  • Marks certain periods of the day to help us stop and nourish our bodies


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Grace Russell

Dietitian, Baulkham Hills NSW
Grace is enthusiastic about supporting women of all ages to find their own authentic health. Grace brings a caring, compassionate nature to her work and believes that kindness towards the self is a crucial agent for change. She is passionate about blending this with practical skills to ensure her patients can approach eating in a realistic, manageable way.