Over the past four decades, Green Mountain at Fox Run has helped thousands of women end weight loss struggles with eating, exercise and body image, make long-term healthy lifestyle changes and lose weight permanently. This weight loss blog helps women navigate these changes.

Healthy Eating Giveaway: The Anti-Inflammatory Power of Tasty Tart Cherries

By on 08/05/2014

It’s fun to start out the week with a giveaway!

healthy-eating-giveaway-anti-inflammatory-cherriesEspecially when it’s something as tasty as tart cherries.

Several years ago, I was privileged to be the guest of the Cherry Marketing Institute at their annual National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, Michigan. There I discovered a love for all things tart cherry. They’re not only wonderful little bundles of flavor, they’re packed with anti-inflammatory anthocyanins, plant phytochemicals that offer powerful potential health benefits for conditions like type 2 diabetes or heart disease that chronic inflammation underlies.  In the Cherry Marketing Institute’s words:

These flavonoid compounds are behind the sourness, intense red color and potential health-promoting properties, like reducing muscle soreness after exercise, easing arthritis pain and enhancing heart health. They may even help you sleep better at night because they contain melatonin, a natural hormone that regulates our sleep cycle.

My Favorite Recipe: Cherry Lime Rickey

cherry-lime-ricky-recipeI’ve always loved cherry pie but little did I know about tart cherry juice concentrate. For several years now, this intensely-flavored juice has been the base for one of my favorite beverages — my version of a lime rickey. And it’s so easy.

Just squeeze a couple of fresh limes into a glass, pour in a bit of tart cherry juice concentrate, add ice, and then fill the glass with plain seltzer. It’s beauteous and oh so tasty.

Tinker with the proportions to get it right for you. But in my book, you can’t get it wrong.

Healthy Eating Giveaway

The Cherry Marketing Institute has given us a bottle (big) of tart cherry juice, along with a bag of delicious dried cherries, in a lovely basket, to offer to our readers. So if you’d like to enter the giveaway, tell us in the comment section below how you’d like to use the juice and cherries. These recipes can give you some ideas.

Be sure to leave your email address in the correct field – we won’t share it so you don’t have to worry. But let us know if you’d like to be added to our email list where we regularly send information to help women trying to stop dieting and start living.We won’t add you without your permission.

facebook-likeEnter your comment by the end of the day on Friday, August 8. We’ll announce the winner on our Facebook page the following Monday. Enjoy!!

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Eating for Pleasure: Dive Right In!

By on 07/31/2014

The following post is by Paula Shulman, a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with us at Green Mountain for several weeks. She’s found our approach to healthy eating intriguing to say the least. This post is where she “went” after one of our classes. One of the principles of healthy eating is pleasure! Through mindful eating you […] Read more »

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From Shame to Binge Eating to Body Acceptance: One Woman’s Journey

By on 07/30/2014

The following post originally appeared on the Health at Every Size® (HAES) blog, which is owned and operated by the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH). ASDAH is an international organization that works tirelessly to promote a new “peace movement” — one that measures health by many factors, including the right to be peaceful in your body. ASDAH is the creator […] Read more »


Stress-Linked Weight Gain Not All About Calories, Study Suggests

By on 07/29/2014

Stress Shown To Slow Metabolic Rate In Women It’s normal to eat when you’re stressed sometimes.  You’ve had a hard day at work so you go to a drive through restaurant for a cheeseburger and fries and try to unwind. Doing that time and time again, you notice your weight begin to creep up.  You think to yourself, “Geez, I really need to cut […] Read more »

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The Binge Eating Diaries: Making The Switch To A Healthy Lifestyle

By on 07/24/2014

It hasn’t been an easy road. There have been hurdles to jump over, rocks to trip over, and mountains to climb… or shall I say – cakes to jump over, spaghetti to trip over, and ice cream sundaes to climb? (Just some good old-fashioned food humor to start us off today, eh?) Over the past few years, people have asked […] Read more »

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