Fearless or Fear-Based — What Kind of Eater Are You?

Do You Enjoy or Live in Fear of Food? I’ve been reading the new book Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating, co-authored by Michelle May, MD and Kari Anderson, BH, LPC. One of the reasons I had heard about this book is that Dr. Anderson has joined our staff at Green Mountain at Fox […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Last Supper Effect – Do You Suffer From It?

Here at Green Mountain at Fox Run, we often talk about common thinking errors people struggle with that set the stage for eating when not hungry, bingeing, overeating, or even eating foods we don’t like (or aren’t in the mood for).  One such thinking error is the “Last Supper Effect,” essentially, eat it all now since you won’t have it […]

Food Insecurity and Diets

After the little town our healthy weight loss spa resides in was hit hard by the flood waters of Irene, we lost our one and only grocery store.  As a result, our town grocery store has been operating out of a tent for the last four months.  As of today it will close completely for 10 days in order to move back […]

Changing for Me, Not for Others

A component of our new Food As Medicine Program at Green Mountain is food sensitivity testing.  We use LEAP (Lifestyle Eating and Performance) MRT (Mediator Release Testing) to assess for food and food-chemical sensitivities.  People experience a wide range of symptoms from food sensitivities, the most common of which are headaches, migraines, IBS, diarrhea, and fibromyalgia.  […]

Opportunity Eating

Oh good, everyone is in bed……what do we have in the kitchen? Opportunity eating can be eating food just because it’s available: Your co-worker bakes brownies for everyone at work and leaves them in the break room. The holidays roll around and the wide variety of food, and food abundance, leads to eating more. However there is […]

Diet Tools – Don’t Be One

We had a pretty good discussion in class today about “diet tools.”  Diet tools are anything that we use to rigidly control our eating. They usually reinforce feelings of restriction and deprivation.  Common examples are food scales, obsessive food journaling, the bathroom scale, measuring cups and measuring spoons, etc.  Another less obvious “diet tool” may […]

How Eating as Much as You Want Can Help You Lose Weight

When I encourage people to eat as much as they want in their quest for healthy weight loss, the response is incredulous, to say the least.  “You’ve got to be kidding. If I took the brakes off, I’d eat anything and everything and lots of it.” The light begins to dawn when I ask, “Is […]