Mamavation Monday: Holiday Diet

Welcome to the month of November, the month of comfort food, family gathering, and shopping. This might the happiest time of the year, because we get to spend precious time at the dinner table, but that also comes with calories, fats, and extra pounds.

Did you know that an average person gains 7-10 pounds between the months of November and December. We get enough pressure from people around us telling what we need to avoid, and how we only need to only eat when we are hungry at this time of year. Many experts also say “Just walk away from the food”, or “Stick to eating low calorie foods”. Well, if there a secret to NOT gaining these hated holiday pounds, I want to know it. Don’t you?


Special Guest: Alysa Bajenaru, RD (@InspiredRD)

Alysa Bajenaru, RD earned her Nutritional Sciences Degree from the University of Oklahoma. After working as a clinical dietitian she transitioned to focus more on the wellness aspect of nutrition and fitness. She earned a personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and later a group fitness certification through the American Council on Exercise. Alysa joined us in the sixth Mamavation campaign and we are thrilled to have her return with her guidance and out-of-the-box approach to make balanced nutrition an inspiring experience. You can see her beautiful recipes and take on a balanced lifestyle at Inspired RD.
MAMAVATION TV: Join us Monday night at 7pm PST/10pm EST on Mingle Media TV

BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by Bengay.

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Be sure to include the following disclosure “This post is sponsored by Bengay Zero Degrees and hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway at the bottom of your post.” Link up your post here.

SISTAHOOD: If you are interested in pledging to the Mamavation Sistahood, Monday is the time to do it. Please go here for instructions. Invitations are done on Wednesdays over twitter. (Or later if I get swamped).

GIVEAWAYS (You must attend Mamavation TV show to win):

To Enter (leave a comment for entry):

  1. Hit the Linky
  2. Tweet out this message “Giveaways LIVE on #Mamavation TV. Let’s talk nutrition during holidays with @InspiredRD!” (Unlimited Entries for tweets)

Extra Entries (leave a comment for EVERY entry):

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  5. Follow @InspiredRD on Twitter (1 entry)
  6. Check out the full line of products by Bengay (1 entry)
  7. Give @Bookieboo Klout points, +Klout in Fitness, nutrition, health, social media, or parenting. (1 entry each)

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