Welcome to Healthy Weight Week 2014

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hww-logo-taglineToday marks the beginning of Healthy Weight Week 2014. In Green Mountain’s first year of sponsoring the event, we are thrilled to have you join us and take part in any or all activities that will help spread the word that dieting doesn’t work and only promotes weight gain and poorer health over time.

Founded by Francie M. Berg 25 years ago, Healthy Weight Week has helped change the conversation about weight and health. Green Mountain’s goal in 2014 is to sustain that change and help educate women that in finding their healthy weights, the best thing they can do is stop obsessing about their weights and pursuing quick weight loss diets. Instead, we want to help them find and accept their healthy weights through leading happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.

Please see our day-by-day schedule for this week. A downloadable version can be found here.

Monday, January 20: Let Go of Dieting Day

Tuesday, January 21: Rid the World of Fad Diets & Gimmicks Day

Wednesday, January 22: Change the Conversation Day

  • Check out our blog and share our list of the Top 35 Healthy Weight blogs
  • Watch the “Why Dieting Usually Doesn’t Work” TED talk video on our Healthy Weight Week page and download the accompanying discussion guide
  • Start a discussion on your blog, Facebook, or in your workplace or even at the dinner table

Thursday, January 23: Do Away with the Weigh Day

  • Send a selfie to info@fitwoman.com holding a sign that tells us why you want to “ditch the scale,” or “do away with the weigh.” Check our Facebook page for the selfies – we’ll post them as we get them!

Friday, January 24: Embrace Your Healthy Weight Day

  • Celebrate the 21st Annual Women’s Healthy Weight Day with the following ideas

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About the Author

Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

Marsha has been a guiding force at Green Mountain at Fox Run since 1986. In addition to overseeing a professional program that helps women establish sustainable approaches to healthy living, she is a respected thought leader when it comes to managing eating, emotions and weight. She has been a voice of reason for the last three decades in helping people move away from diets, an area in which she is personally as well as professionally versed. An accomplished writer and speaker, Marsha is the author of six books, including the online course Disordered Eating in Active and Sedentary Individuals (co-authored by Karin Kratina, PhD, RD, Human Kinetics), What You Need to Know about Carbohydrates (Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics [The Academy]), What You Need to Know about Vitamin and Mineral Supplements (The Academy), and The Pregnancy Cookbook (co-authored by Donna Shields, RD, Berkeley Publishing). She has worked extensively on a national basis to educate the public about nutrition and the impact of dieting on eating behaviors, including binge eating and emotional eating. Active in many organizations helping to further the cause of health and wellness, Marsha currently serves as vice chair of the Binge Eating Disorder Association and vice president of The Center for Mindful Eating and has been active in the Association for Size Diversity and Health in support of Health at Every Size(R) principles.

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