‘Weighing In’

Worst Diets of Year – 2015 Slim Chance Awards

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

It’s that time of the year! Place your nominations now for the most outlandish and misleading weight loss claims you’ve heard or tried in 2015. Nominate diet gimmicks, products and claims between now and Friday, November 20, 2015. Our panel of judges will select the “winners” from your nominations. Our judges this year include: Katja Rowell, MD, childhood feeding expert, author and […] Read more »


Outsmarting Overeating: A Guide to Life Skills That Help End Disordered Eating [Book Review]

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

In her book Outsmarting Overeating, Karen Koenig offers strategic methods for improving the areas of our lives that are often contributing factors to eating struggles. The main premise is this: Food is not the problem, but rather that we’re going to food for comfort, for companionship, or to ‘solve’ our problems, for example. By improving various life skills, these root […] Read more »

Outsmarting Overeating: A Guide to Life Skills That Help End Disordered Eating

Step Right Up Folks! Step Into the Body Shame & Eating Disorder Machine!

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

Recently, at a dinner party, friends of mine told me about their visit to a nearby children’s science museum. In one exhibit, they walked through a short hallway while an image of their body was taken, and at the same time, data on how many grapes’ worth of calories they burn per minute of walking based on their gait. They […] Read more »

Step Into the Body Shame & Eating Disorder Machine

I’m a Psychologist and This Is Why I LOVED The Movie ‘Inside Out’ [Spoiler Alert!]

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

I saw Inside Out this weekend with my family, hosting the kind of child-like enthusiasm only a therapist and an 8-year-old child can have at this type of Disney movie. I was quite excited to see how Disney captured the functioning of our emotions in the brain. WOW, did they hit the nail on the head! In the ending scene […] Read more »

Psychologist Inside Out the Movie

5 Nutrition Myths DEBUNKED! (Round 1)

By June Lupiani, RDN, CSSD

A typical day here at Green Mountain includes an hour or 2 of nutrition class where women come together and we discuss topics centered on food. We cover lots of ground. Topics like our gut health, food addiction, menopause, PCOS, metabolism, and how to feed ourselves and feed our families. With these discussions lots of questions come up around things […] Read more »