‘diet mentality’

Mindful Eating Series: Is This Real Stomach Hunger?

By Lisa Christie

Today is the fourth post in our series on mindful eating and the seven hungers, as identified by Jan Chozen Bays. Eye hunger, nose hunger, mouth hunger, stomach hunger, cellular hunger, mind hunger and heart hunger — each of these hungers provide a unique lens through which to investigate your relationship to food and the body. By noticing your eating […] Read more »

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The Binge Eating Diaries: What’s Your Number?

By Lisa Christie

This post is an installment in “The Binge Eating Diaries” series by Green Mountain alum Jacki Monaco on her experience with binge eating disorder. Follow Jacki every other Thursday as she shares the discoveries she’s made on her journey to health and happiness. The scale has never been my friend. But in all honesty, has it ever done any of […] Read more »


Celebrate International No-Diet Day with Green Mountain!

By Lisa Christie

International No-Diet Day is Sunday, May 6. Twenty years ago, Mary Evans Young of the British group Diet Breakers founded the holiday out of her own struggles with her body and weight. A non-diet day. She observed how much time and energy women devoted to their diets and raised the question: “What do you think would happen if you spent […] Read more »


Top 10 Diet Rules to Forget

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Actually, we say to ignore all diet rules.  But Spry Living asked me to pick out 10 that rank at the top of the list.  Here’s what I came up with. Ask the average person to describe healthy eating, and it’s likely they’ll mention advice they learned from diets. Diet rules have become so ingrained in our thinking, we may […] Read more »

Changing Thinking: Scrutinize Your Dissatisfaction

By Darla Breckenridge

Disillusionment can be heartbreaking, especially when we’re disillusioned about a reality that never happened. You imagined yourself somehow different: all-achieving, in control, showing no signs of aging and, gee, it didn’t turn out that way. You feel let down by, what? By your imagined reality? Pay Attention to Your Self-Talk The first step towards uncovering your personal beliefs is to start […] Read more »