Are You Obsessed With Food?

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder Dieters Think About Food More Often Than ‘Normal Eaters’ It’s almost a given that as soon as you start a diet, you think about food more. There are physiological and psychological reasons for this. Both hinge on the fact that if food is restricted, we end up thinking about […]

Break out of Your Comfort Zone to Get the Results You Want

Are you in the (comfort) zone? If you are sick of plodding along doing the same things as always and hoping to get the results you have been aiming for, you are in good company. It’s hard to really face the fact that to have a breakthrough in your way of eating or relationship with […]

I Know I’m Taking Care of Myself When…

Six small letters, one simple word Weight. For most of my life, this “simple” word has had an extraordinarily heavy meaning for me. No matter my size, the numbers on the scale, the numbers on my jeans, and the numbers in my head, they never added up to a healthy equation. What do these numbers […]

Is Facebook Causing You to Overeat?

The Connection Between Overeating & Being Online There are lots of reasons why women fall into the pit of overeating at night. We know that if you haven’t fed yourself well enough during the day, you will be vulnerable to eating or binges at night. Makes sense. And of course there are other factors at […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Candy, Buffets and Weddings… Oh My!

The Binge Eating Diaries is a monthly column by Green Mountain alum Jacki Monaco on surviving and thriving with Binge Eating Disorder.  It’s been quite the month, ladies and gentlemen. I’ve been to Las Vegas to visit my parents, taken my first trip to Disneyland, and attended a dear friend’s wedding (oh, and then there […]

Food Addiction Part I: Just a Delay Tactic?

Whether you feel addicted to certain foods, or the pattern of using food to cope with painful feelings or relationships, none of it feels good. It doesn’t feel good and yet in that moment of wanting “out” from a thought or feeling that feels like it might catch up to you, you reach for what’s […]

The Daily Essentials During Life Transitions, Part I

As much as we know lots of things on an intellectual level, when push comes to shove (and sometimes it really does feel like that), what we know can go missing… Gone baby gone. People that know me know that I have just undergone more than a few life transitions. Big ones. Downsized from our […]

Is This All About Shame?

Having worked with clients for decades around many, many things, including how to calm down dynamics around the ways we feed ourselves and how we feel toward our bodies, I’ve long wondered, “Is this all about shame?” In every woman’s story of how she feels betrayed by her own hand when she hurts herself with […]

Getting to Know Green Mountain Therapist, Lisa Claudia Briggs

Recently, Lisa Claudia Briggs joined the Green Mountain team as Behavior Leader. Get to know her in this Q&A. Starting in October, Lisa will be blogging on Mondays. What brought you to Green Mountain? I’ve known and admired the work done at Green Mountain for a long time. I was here as a participant 32 […]

It Happened During Weight Stigma Awareness Week

If you read our blog regularly, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, etc., you know it’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week. While we only touched the tip of the topic here on A Weight Lifted, there have been a lot of really cool things happening across the internet this week. Did you know that new research […]

It’s a Mira-KALE!

A series by Green Mountain alum Jacki Monaco on her journey to overcome binge eating. Follow her as she blogs about the victories and challenges of repairing her relationships with food, her body and herself. It’s a Mira-KALE! Last time I posted back in August, I divulged some less than glorious details about my stubborn […]

Weight Stigma Webinar: When Liking Your Body Seems Impossible

Weight stigma – judgment or stereotyping based on a person’s weight, shape or size – is everywhere we turn. With this epidemic of shaming people about their bodies, is it any wonder that women who struggle with eating and weight often find it nearly impossible to like their bodies? According to Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, […]

Diana Nyad: Never, Ever Give Up

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 […]

Energy Makers, Fakers and Takers

Are you the giver in many of the relationships you are in? Do you often find yourself thinking, “They really never have time to listen to me or I don’t believe that I am worthy of them listening to me.” Do you find yourself giving to others to the point of depletion? Is food the […]

Food and Money, Part II

Last week in Food and Money, Part I, I started analyzing what we think the food and spending can do for us. Do we think binge eating can take us to a relaxing place (it does for about 15 minutes)? Does buying the cute bracelet at the boutique turn us into popular, sociable, desirable women? […]

Food and Money, Part I

A month ago I stood in the middle of my favorite clothing store completely buzzed. Not on alcohol. Not on food this time. Simply put, I was high on spending. With a change of weight comes a change in wardrobe. Trips to Ann Taylor Loft, Lucy, Gap and more. Perhaps I took it a step […]

The Binge Eater’s Brain: When Health Problems Affect Your Diet

Since coming to Green Mountain two years ago, I have given myself permission to eat. A taste of anything and everything here and there, beautifully wrapped in “normal” portions and topped off with zero guilt. But now my binge eater’s brain is being challenged once again. For the past couple of months my stomach has […]

Acknowledging the Legitimacy of Binge Eating Disorder

I Bullied Myself Because Binge Eating Disorder Wasn’t ‘Real’ Maybe one reason I have self-bullied for so long is that I grew to believe what the rest of the world was saying…or not saying. Until this month, Binge Eating Disorder was a secret – free of a definition, uncategorized, and ignored. Until this month, I was diagnosed with […]

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

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 […]

Our Turn to B**ch about Abercrombie & Fitch

Okay, so it’s not likely that many of us are shopping at Abercrombie & Fitch to start with (I think the pulsing music and disco lights may be a deterrent to the 20+ crowd), but this week it was confirmed that the CEO doesn’t want the majority of us there anyway. According to an article […]