Savor the holidays

Savor food and friends

Holiday eating norms are “eat drink and be merry...” but don’t gain weight.

For dieters, this double standard leads to:

  • Weight gain that you never lose
  • Feeling isolated by dietary restrictions
  • Distrusting your body
  • Disliking your body
  • Lack of self-control
  • Oppressive Guilt
  • Self-judgement
  • Emotional overeating
  • Social pressure to eat and drink (or to refrain from eating and drinking)
  • Letdown when the holidays are suddenly over
  • Shame
  • Resolve to start a new diet on January 1st

This course helps you switch your mindset to conscious (or mindful) eating with tools to help you:

  • Maintain your weight through the holidays
  • Embrace a non-diet approach
  • Learn to trust your body
  • Practice thankfulness for your body and health
  • Have your Christmas cookie and eat it too...mindfully
  • Listen to internal cues vs. external pressure
  • Savor food and friends
  • Build self-confidence

Because this is a full season, we have distilled the material into 10 bite-sized yet impactful lessons with practical applications.  It is designed to be read as a daily message, 5 days a week for 2 weeks.



  • Why Gain Peace Not Weight?
  • What is Mindful Eating?

Week 1

  • Day 1: Be countercultural
  • Day 2: Be responsive
  • Day 3: Be sense-ual
  • Day 4: Be hedonic
  • Day 5: Be a mono-tasker

Week 2

  • Day 6: Be emotionally intelligent
  • Day 7: Be grateful
  • Day 8: Be nourished
  • Day 9: Be social
  • Day 10: Be self-compassionate

Enjoy the holidays to the fullest!

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About your instructor

Esther Hansen, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Esther is an RDN specializing in a gentler approach to weight loss.  She calls her approach The Third Option - a balance of intuitive eating and gradual dietary changes.  She teaches her clients to first focus on their relationship with food before they address nutrition.

She has been in practice for over 10 years and has personally helped over 1,000 clients make peace with food then find their personalized, sustainable nutrition plan.    

She is a bona fide nutrition nerd reading diet books and scientific journals like romance novels.  She wholeheartedly believes in the concepts presented in this course based on personal experience, anecdotal professional experience and on a mounting bed of scientific evidence that this approach works - sustainably.