Home for the Holidays? Eek!


home for halloween eatingOn this eve before the eve before Halloween, the internet is buzzing with tips for managing all those scary treats.  We’ve talked about that on Halloweens past…and Thanksgivings past…and Christmases/Hanukkahs past…well, I could go on.

It’s good to see, however, that so many people are recognizing that it’s not what we do on special occasions that counts as much as what we do the rest of the year.  From our perspective, though, the rest of the year needs to include those treats if they’re something that haunt you.  A couple of caveats may apply:

  • If you crave something because you’re intolerant to it, it’s good to avoid it as much as possible.  Sounds illogical but there’s truth to that for some of us.
  • If we’re seriously traumatized by treats, we may be better off staying away from them until we feel we have the strength to learn how to eat them in a way that makes us feel well.

So what does this have to do with the title of my post today?  Well, the holidays are coming in case you haven’t noticed.  And that strikes fear in the hearts of many.  Some of us are home all year round but the plethora of special foods this time of year challenges many of us, to say the least.

Others of us who return home may face additional challenges in the form of well-intended loved ones who feel they need to police our choices or push food on us for whatever reason.

Over our almost 40 years of working these issues with women, we’ve developed a wide variety of strategies to help with everything from our own fear of holiday food to coping with people at home.  They’re  showcased as part of our annual Holiday Helpings program at Green Mountain.   A highlight is Thanksgiving at Green Mountain where you leave the cooking to us!  And have a wonderful time with like-minded women and our so supportive staff.

If that’s not enough, our best rates of the year are offered right now! We hope this makes it easier for you to come to Green Mountain at a time that can be so challenging for many of us.

All that said, Happy Halloween!  We’ve got a Halloween party going on all day here — you should see some of the costumes.  Actually, later today, you can on our Facebook page.

Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? Share with us your fun ideas.

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Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

If you’re looking for an embodiment of dedication disguised as obsession, look no further. Marsha is a registered dietitian who has spent the last four decades working to help women give up dieting rules and understand how to truly take care of themselves. Her mission in life is to help women learn to enjoy eating and living well, without worries about their weight. She encourages women to embrace their love of food, which you might call being a foodie. If so, it’s appropriate because being a foodie means you pay attention when you eat. That’s a recipe made in heaven for eating well. Marsha is the President and Co-Owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run.

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