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Weight Stigma Affects Us All, No Matter What Our Size

By Marsha Hudnall on 09/23/2013

It’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week.  Do you know what you’re thinking about your body?  Chances are, it’s not good — statistics show up to 80% of women are dissatisfied with what they look like.  And in this society, that dissatisfaction is for the most part focused on how much we weigh. It’s no mystery why the focus is on weight.  […] Read more »

Diana Nyad: Never, Ever Give Up

By Lisa Christie on 09/03/2013

I have to admit, I didn’t know much about Diana Nyad before yesterday. But as news updates kept popping up on my screen about her Cuba-to-Key West swim, I became increasingly interested and inspired. When it was reported she could be the first person to complete the swim without a shark cage, I admired her bravery. When she persevered despite […] Read more »

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Preventing & Treating Binge Eating Disorder: It’s BED Week!

By Marsha Hudnall on 05/30/2013

This week is BED Week.  BED stands for binge eating disorder, and it’s a struggle we’re all too familiar with at Green Mountain.  Researchers say approximately 30 to 40% of people who enter weight loss treatment programs have BED. What’s the Link Between Weight Loss & BED? A large part of the reason so many weight strugglers have BED is […] Read more »

It’s Healthy Weight Week!

By Marsha Hudnall on 01/22/2013

We hear a lot about an obesity epidemic.  But here’s what I think is the real epidemic — body dissatisfaction and the unhealthy methods employed to change our bodies into something they were never meant to be. So I was thrilled to be a judge for this year’s Body Image Awards, which are given each year to recognize those who […] Read more »

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The Binge Eating Diaries: Holiday Indulgence

By Jacki Monaco on 12/06/2012

A series by Green Mountain alum Jacki Monaco on her journey to overcome binge eating. Follow her every other Thursday as she blogs about the victories and challenges of recovery. My Thanksgiving was a bit non-traditional, but nevertheless, there was turkey, stuffing, and there was pie. Oh, and I seem to have forgotten to mention a green bean casserole with […] Read more »

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