How to Handle Eating in the Holidays

Imagine an easy, relaxed holiday without all the food stress.

Learn how to enjoy stress-free eating during your holiday.

This course shows you how to navigate food and eating and the holidays...

How to deal common holiday triggers to overeat...

The How To Handle Eating In The Holidays online course is just that…a course that will guide you to a more peaceful and joyful holiday without all the food noise!


You can start any time you like!

Let go of food guilt and stress around eating during the holidays.

Learn how to eat with peace and pleasure!

You deserve a relaxed and stress-free holiday when it comes to your relationship with food...

I created this online holiday course to help you enjoy your holiday and the food you eat on holiday!

How to Handle Eating in the Holidays offers much more than just holiday eating tips and strategies – it provides an introduction to several of the Mindful and Intuitive Eating principles.

Whether it’s a summer holiday, winter holiday, Christmas, Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter, Eid or a weekend away, the course will help you feel more calm and peaceful around food.

You will learn:

  • How to navigate the challenges of holiday eating.
  • How to create intentions and a plan for your holiday.
  • Tools to deal with common challenges when it comes to food, eating and being on holiday.
  • How to navigate social events or buffets that involve a lot of food and a large variety of food.
  • How to create strategies around all the holiday obstacles and challenges.
  • How to deal with food pushers.
  • What to do if you have binged or overeaten.
  • Mindful Eating practical tools to help you eat with awareness.
  • The importance of self-care and how to bring it into your holiday.
  • How to deal with body image challenges.
  • And more!

How does the course work?

  • Once you purchase the course you will have instant access to all the materials...
  • You can log in and listen or read the lessons.
  • I recommend you start with Lesson 1 but you can also just jump straight to specific challenges you might be facing.
  • You can access the course on your computer, tablet or mobile phone.

You can do the course in different ways...

  • Listen as you drive, cook or go on a walk.
  • Print everything and read, or read on your screen.
  • There are worksheets and reflections.
  • Practical tools.
  • Meditations.

The course is like a buffet - full of things to enjoy and savour!

$44 USD | £38 GBP | €44 EUR | ZAR755

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“I would always eat my way through the December holidays in anticipation of restriction in January. This time I didn’t do that and so enjoyed my holiday! I loved eating what I wanted with no guilt. I didn’t overeat at every meal because it was the last time I could eat this food. What a relaxed holiday. Thank you Xen!!”

— Sarah —

Covid Challenges and the Festive Season

This year, the festive season will probably be challenging for many of us. How do we navigate Covid, Christmas and the holidays?

Lesson 1: The Dieting Challenges

Understand why our relationship with food is so challenging in general, and even more so over the holidays. You'll be introduced to the first step to find freedom from anxiety over food and the holidays.

Lesson 2: Set Your Holiday Intentions

Prepare for your holiday. Get clarity on what you want and what you don’t want... And set clear intentions to help ground you and steer you through the holiday period.

Lesson 3: Eating Mindfully

Learn how to eat what you want with joy and without being or feeling deprived. I share practical Mindful Eating tools to help you eat with awareness. And best of all, you can use these tools in your daily life – not only on when you're on holiday!

Lesson 4: Challenges & Strategies

We look at the common and not so common holiday challenges and I share my best strategies to overcome these obstacles. We look at practical challenges as well as challenging your thoughts.

Lesson 5: Our Precious Bodies

Negative Body image is often triggered during holidays. This lesson is all about how to deal with that critical voice about your body.

Lesson 6: Self-Care In The Holidays

We'll look at dealing with the busyness, overwhelm, family and friends... And how to deal with difficult emotions, and anticipating and taking care of your needs.

Lesson 7: Setting New Year Intentions and Reflections On Your Holiday

The final lesson is a post holiday de-brief and reflection. What worked and what are the lessons learned? We'll also look at setting intentions for the next part of the year or the New Year.

And there's more...

As Bonus 1 you’ll also receive the Mindful Moment series. This is a daily email message for over 365 days.

As Bonus 2 you’ll receive a slightly different advent calendar that you can use over the December period.

As Bonus 3 you’ll get downloadable meditations to support you in the holidays.

$44 USD | £38 GBP | €44 EUR | ZAR755

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“Doing this course helped me relax and enjoy my holiday. It gave me such useful tools around eating mindfully and also tools to help with the usual family stress that comes with the holidays. Very practical and useful lessons to make for a stress-free holiday without the food obsession and noise.”

— Madeleine —

Who teaches How to Handle Eating in the Holidays?

I’m Xenia Ayiotis, a certified Intuitive & Mindful Eating Coach. I am a licensed Be Body Positive Facilitator through The Body Positive. I am also a certified Life Coach through The Life Coach School. I have been working as a coach since 2011, helping women heal their relationship with food.

I came to this work through my own food challenges. I struggled with food and body image issues for over 30 years. I was a chronic dieter, struggled with severe restriction followed by binge eating, and negative body image. I was fortunate enough to find Intuitive Eating and Mindfulness. Coaching has helped me transform my relationship with food and my body and my life! For this reason, this work is very meaningful to me. I have seen and experienced how recovering from a dysfunctional relationship with food can transform every aspect of your life.

My purpose is to help successful, mature women who have been struggling with food challenges for decades to finally find peace with food and live a meaningful life of freedom. I feel privileged and grateful to share this work with women. I offer private one on one coaching sessions, the Food Freedom group programme, retreats and workshops.

Do you have questions about any of the above?

Click here to find answers to frequently asked questions...

Why did I create the holiday eating programme?

Going away on holiday and the December holiday season can be a difficult time for people. It’s a busy time. Working with clients over the years, I have seen that most feel really anxious about food and social events over the holidays. For those of us with food and body image challenges going on holiday can be even more difficult. Everyone deserves to enjoy their holiday and feel relaxed and enjoy food and all of the aspects of their holiday! This is your support to eat with joy during your holiday!

How does the course work?

Once you purchase the course you will have instant access to all the materials...

  • You can log in and listen or read the lessons.
  • I recommend you start with Lesson 1 but you can also just jump straight to specific challenges you might be facing.
  • It is best to finish off with Lesson 7 at the end of your holiday.
  • If you are doing this course in December, you may want to do the New Year reflections.

You can do the course in different ways:

  • Listen as you drive, cook or go on a walk.
  • Print everything and read, or read on your screen.
  • There are worksheets and reflections.
  • Practical tools.
  • Meditations.

The course is like a big buffet – full of things you can take or leave!

Who is the holiday eating programme for?

This course is ideal for you if you:

  • Stress about holidays and eating.
  • Anxious about the variety and abundance of foods and events.
  • Worry that you won’t stop eating during your holiday.
  • Want to feel more relaxed and peaceful relationship with food over the holidays.
  • Want to get a taste of Mindful and Intuitive Eating and the non-diet approach.

Does The Holiday Eating course start and end at a specific time?

No, this is a self-paced online course. You can start anytime for any holiday! It can be any holiday throughout the year. A weekend away, a cruise, a summer or winter holiday.

You will receive instant access when you sign up, and you can start immediately. You will have access to all of the lessons for 4 months from the date you sign up.

Do I need to have any prior knowledge of Mindful or Intuitive Eating?

Not at all! This is a Holiday Eating course so we touch on the Intuitive and Mindful Eating principles where applicable.

I am familiar with Intuitive and Mindful eating. Will this course offer me something new?

Yes! Absolutely! I've designed the course to address common challenges specifically with holidays and eating. If you’re already familiar with Intuitive Eating and Mindful Eating this course will help you establish more of the principles during your holiday.

I’m struggling with an eating disorder. Can I take this course?

This course is designed to help people with a history of yo-yo dieting and dysfunctional eating navigate holiday eating peacefully and joyfully. It’s not meant for people with active eating disorders or those in the initial stages of eating disorder recovery.

Do I need to do the course in order of the lessons?

It’s a good idea to start with Lesson 1 if you are not familiar with Intuitive Eating and follow with Lesson 2. You can do the rest of the lessons in any order. If you are already familiar with Intuitive Eating you could skip Lesson 1 but I recommend you listen or read as a refresher.

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“I used to dread the festive season. Worrying that I would overeat and binge through December. This course helped me eat foods I love and enjoy the holidays! The course was short, easy and manageable with lots of practical tips and tools.”

— Denise —

$44 USD | £38 GBP | €44 EUR | ZAR755

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