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Guest Post: Weight Loss Assumptions

By Jill Carlson on 11/08/2012

Green Mountain has invited me to share one of my blog posts with you today about the assumptions people make about weight loss and dieting.  My colleague complimented me about how much weight I had lost. She remarked, “You must be working so hard!” Yes, but no. But, yes. I’m wondering if by hard work she means…. Exercising compulsively while […] Read more »


“Fat: The Owner’s Manual” Book Review

By Jill Carlson on 10/11/2012

Ragen Chastain is a former national dance champion and choreographer. She is also fat. And she’s got a lot to say about fat acceptance and the Health at Every Size movement. I’ve read a few books about how to live your life as a fat person and was not impressed. Ragen’s book, “Fat: The Owner’s Manual,” was different. Ragen takes […] Read more »


Book Review: The New Enlightened Eating

By Jill Carlson on 09/20/2012

I’ve come a long way in my journey toward healing my relationship with food. Now that I am much better in touch with what feels good in my body, I’m on an adventure to eat more whole foods, but it can be very overwhelming. Enter Caroline Marie Dupont’s book “The New Enlightened Eating.” Dupont, a nutritionist/healer from Canada, has a […] Read more »


How I Stopped Using Exercise as Another Diet

By Jill Carlson on 03/01/2012

As a follow-up to last week’s FitBriefing about using exercise as just another diet, Green Mountain alum Jill C discusses how she was able to stop using exercise as a means to burn calories and start using it as a way of living better in her body. As a result, she has reaped more benefits than ever from her new […] Read more »

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