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What’s Your Holiday Survival Plan?

November 23, 2013

If you don’t have one, you’re not alone.  And did you know that the average person gains 5 pounds during the holiday season? On a special holiday, many Americans eat an average of 8,000 calories and 400 grams of fat. That’s close to 2-3 times the recommended intake for an adult!

Well, we’ve crossed the starting mark for the holiday season … ready, set, go! Unfortunately, many are well on their way to adding a few extra pounds. Maybe it’s from the lack of due to busy holiday schedules or the extra-high calorie counts. Maybe both? The reality is we are bombarded with calories over the entire season. The hard truth is that the finish line isn’t until after the New Year!

Good news: we’re here to support your nutritional goals throughout this holiday season with accountability and action.

Need a little extra incentive? 
Show us how you’re implementing our six steps for surviving the holidays (below) and be entered to win one of the following:

  • A one-hour Nutritional Consultation with Nicole Cormier, RD, LDN
  • $20 gift card to Farm Fare Market
  • A fresh juice from Farm Fare Market
     

Contest Rules
To be eligible, you must:

1.   Post on any of our social media accounts at least one example of how you have put each of our six steps into action (so, you need at least one post per step) between November 19 and January 10. It can be a comment, a photo, a video – have fun!

2.  You can post to any of these accounts, and it doesn’t have to be the same account each time. Every post (regardless of where it is posted) must include #FarmFareHolidayContest and #Step1 (or #Step2, etc).

o   Facebook:  post as a comment on the Delicious Living Nutrition page (include the hashtags!)
o   Twitter: @DLNutrition
o   Instagram: @DeliciousLiving
o   You can also comment on the blog post

Six Steps for Surviving the Holidays

1.  Start Right. Eat breakfast every day with protein, fruit and whole grains.  This killer combo sets the tone for managing your blood sugars, energy level and hunger throughout the day.

2. Hydrate! Drink more than 64 ounces of water per day to help your body efficiently flush toxins and absorb nutrients.

3. Get Your Greens + Fiber. Eat more than 5 FULL cups of vegetables and fruits per day. Emphasize veggies – and for winter, roasting is an easy option. Our clients love our Maple Roasted Butternut Squash recipe.

4. Move Your Body. Make time for at least 30 minutes per day
of your favorite movement – dance, walk, run, practice yoga, swim, head to spin class, etc.

5. Snack Smart. Eat a fresh, balanced snack before heading out to holiday get-togethers. Always pair protein and fiber – and try to eat what’s in season. For example, a pear with a handful of almonds, apple slices with natural peanut or almond butter, or Greek yogurt with pomegranates and honey.

6. Party Healthier Not Heartier. Create new traditions by bringing a healthier appetizer or dish to your holiday parties. On my blog, try the Sweet Potato & Fig Gobbets, Cranberry & Sweet Potato Soup, Pumpkin Dip, or Autumn Date Boats.

Farm Fare Holiday Contest

 

 

Events

Green Up Workshop

November 7, 2013

Save the Date:   Thursday, January 23rd

GreenUP! A fun way to learn everything you need to know to start making your own cleaning products. Learn the benefits of using natural, easy to find ingredients and leave with a completed DIY cleaning kit, window wash and all purpose cleaner.

Cost is $25 for materials, and as a bonus of attending a GreenUP! go home with your own jar to start making citrus infused vinegar for cleaning. Your kit will make 8 bottles of the cleaning sprays, a great cost savings. Have fun and GreenUP! your cleaning.

Farm Fare Market
Merchant Square
68 Tupper Road – Unit 6
Sandwich, MA 02563

Instructor:     Devin Donaldson, owner of The Optimist Co.

Events

Farm to Table – Purchase your ticket for 2013

August 1, 2013

Please join us for our FOURTH farm to table event, at one long table amidst the beautiful Bay End Farm. You will be sitting anywhere from just a few feet to a few miles from where your meal will be sourced and only yards from where it will be prepared!

 

Time:
3:30 PM Farm Tour
4:30 PM Music & Food

Bring a colorful plate

Where: 200 Bournedale Road Buzzards Bay, MA

Cost: $40 per person

Contact:
Nicole Cormier, RD, LDN
E: Nicole@DeliciousLivingNutrition.com
P: 508-813-9282