Kitchen Gadgets You Can’t Live Without

As a dietitian I’m always brainstorming on ways to make healthy eating easier. One idea that I got from a fellow staff member at our fitness and health retreat, was to make green drinks. For months I made fun of her for drinking blenderized greens because it sounded awful to me, but after resurrecting some […]

F-U-N & Healthy Eating This Holiday

Do the words “healthy” and “holidays’ seem to conflict when it comes to eating? If so, check out how we spell healthy holiday eating at Green Mountain! F – Fully participating in life without worries about body size. U – Using our internal cues to guide us in making the right choices for us. N […]

It Happened This Week – Baby Spanx, Healthy Vermont, Food Allergy Awareness

A friend of our blog, FitBottomedGirl, wrote this week about babies on diets, baby Spanx, and disordered eating in children, which is sadly on the rise.  But she offers better ideas to develop a healthy relationship with food for your children, too. Speaking of kids, the "Pink Stinks" campaign for greater gender equality in children's toys […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Healthy Holiday Snacking Ideas

Oh the temptations of the holidays…  Whether your weaknesses lie in the platefuls of Christmas cookies or in the salty goodness of a party mix, there are plenty of minefields to navigate around at this time of year.  It can be difficult to be mindful about making smart choices when there's easy accessibility to so many delicious and […]

Self Monitoring for Better Health

At our healthy weight loss retreat in the (currently snowy) town of Ludlow, we discuss self monitoring often. In a nutshell, self monitoring is periodically taking stock of where you are at with a behavior or habit. For example, I track all of my physical activity on a calendar and if a block of days […]

Meet the Green Mountain Staff: Robyn Priebe, RD

Continuing our series revealing the secrets of our staff here at Green Mountain, I bring you Robyn Priebe, dietitian extraordinaire, defender of normal eating and all things chocolate.   The Green Mountain You What’s your role at Green Mountain at Fox Run? I started working for Green Mountain at Fox Run in the Fall of […]

Preventing Relapse: Emergency Procedures for Getting Back on Track

For those of us still working to learn how to listen to and trust our internal cues, the holidays can be a challenging time.  When we overdo — and it’s almost guaranteed that we’ll overdo a bit during this time of wonderful, not-the-usual food in abundance — if we drop back into our old habits […]

It Happened This Week: The Holidays Are Here!

  Worried about eating well during the holidays?  Consider this review by Ellie Krieger, celebrity RD, of The Great Fat Debate  that occurred last month at The American Dietetic Association annual meeting:  Total fat doesn’t matter, refined carbs are worse for your heart than saturated fat, and we need to focus on quality and calorie […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Spiced Mulled Wine

Here it comes…that [family…office…neighborhood] party where [Aunt Millie…Diane from accounting…that busybody Rachel] always makes her famous egg nog. That famous and delicious egg nog that's chock full of fat and calories, in addition to too much rum. Yikes! I don't know about you, but when I come across a great egg nog (or, to be […]

I’m Too Tired to Cook

Have you ever had one of those nights where you are too exhausted to cook a meal, but you need to feed yourself or others at home? When the option of suggesting “go pour yourself a bowl of cereal” is out, it’s nice to have a few quick and easy meals you can throw together […]