Why is Weight Watchers Covered by Health Insurance?

I recently found out that health insurance covers Weight Watchers. What the…? ‘Health’ insurance covers a diet?! Diets have very little to do with health and so it’s the message that this sends that bothers me because it says that this diet is ‘reasonable and necessary’ per health insurance standards. But dieting behavior is one […]

Healthy Weight Week: Let Go of Dieting Day

It’s Not About a Number Think back on it. If weighing yourself has been an ongoing activity in your life, or if it’s something you do frequently, what are the usual outcomes? Is it happiness? A sense of empowerment that follows? A flood of self love and appreciation? Probably not. More often it’s probably followed […]

How I Finally Gave Up Dieting

One of our Slim Chance Award judges and favorite bloggers, Annabel Adams, let go of dieting for good last year. Think you’re ready, too? Annabel has 8 questions for you to answer to get you started. Last year, I did something unheard of: I gave up dieting. This may not seem like a big deal, […]

Weight Loss Fraud – What a Surprise – Not!

FTC Cracks Down on Weight Loss Fraud On the heels of our Slim Chance Awards, which called out the most egregious weight loss schemes of 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) this week charged four companies with weight loss fraud. Sensa, the makers of a powder that you sprinkle to your food to “make you […]

Health at My Size

As we get closer to Health Weight Week, from January 19-25, we wanted to re-share one of our most popular guest blog posts from 2013. Kate from the blog “This Is Not a Diet, It’s My Life” writes about health at her size. Hello, my name is Kate and I am a recovered yo-yo dieter. […]

You May Be Better Off Without A Scale

Green Mountain believes that the diet industry leads women astray with weight loss schemes that only make them fatter, negatively affect their health and keep them from living their dreams. Maybe you realized long ago that dieting doesn’t work. Maybe you are reaching that conclusion after years of yo-yo dieting. Maybe you still need convincing. […]

Nominate The Worst Weight Loss Schemes of 2013

Another Day, Another Diet Do you just shake your head when you see an insane infomercial for yet another weight loss product? Or do you get frustrated when you hear a friend tell you she is starting a ridiculous diet that you know will make her struggles worse? Now is the time to help Green […]

Fiona Apple: Is Her Weight Anyone’s Business?

Fiona Apple is one of my favorite female artists. Very rarely do I click on any of the headlines from my MSN home page, but seeing that she had fans commenting about her health status during one of her recent shows piqued my interest. Apparently, mid-set the fan yelled out “Fiona get healthy, we want to see […]

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? […]

Guest Post: Relaxing into Life and Your Healthy Weight

We are pleased to feature a guest post by founder of the Institute for Psychology of Eating, Marc David. Join the first global online Eating Psychology Conference Aug. 5-9 to hear Marc David interview Green Mountain co-owner and president, Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD on why dieting doesn’t work. Other featured interviews include Geneen Roth, Linda […]

Dieting Declaration of Independence

Happy July 4th! Will you sign our Declaration of Independence from Dieting? At Green Mountain, we believe women have been lead astray with weight loss schemes that have added to their weight struggles, negatively affected their health and kept them from living the lives they dream. We all deserve the freedom from eating and weight […]

40 Reasons to Stop Dieting Before You Start

Today’s blog post is part of our top-40 series to mark Green Mountain’s 40th anniversary. International NO DIET Day Yesterday was International NO DIET day, and I read some astonishingly heartfelt pieces about why people don’t diet or have stopped dieting. Among them – Tiffany of More Cabaret – on not dieting as an ode […]

When Being Good Is Bad

So you want to make a change happen.  You want to add more healthy foods or more exercise to your life.  And always is the struggle of having to do it right, having to be perfect, wanting to be GOOD. For most of us there is no such thing as being  good enough or perfect […]

The #1 Skill for Weight Management – Kindness

Last week, Dr. Yoni Freedhoff said in US News that the No. 1 skill for weight management is the ability to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back on with it. No doubt, this is absolutely a critical piece, but in order to be resilient, kindness toward yourself helps you remember that it’s […]

Weight Loss Expectations: Stop “Shoulding” Yourself

We ran this post last year at this time – about the time that women start beating themselves up for not sticking to their New Year’s resolutions. If that sounds like you, then today’s post by Darla can provide some helpful insights. There is something about the New Year that invites the word “should” into […]

Desserts Spelled Backward is Stressed

Stressed spelled backward is desserts. For many of us, what may be more true is desserts spelled backward is stressed. As thoughts of “forbidden foods” like pumpkin pie, apple pie and ice cream dance through your head and inevitably make many of you think this is the start of your holiday weight gain, I would […]

Guest Post: Weight Loss Assumptions

Green Mountain has invited me to share one of my blog posts with you today about the assumptions people make about weight loss and dieting.  My colleague complimented me about how much weight I had lost. She remarked, “You must be working so hard!” Yes, but no. But, yes. I’m wondering if by hard work […]

Weight Stigma Awareness Week: How I Recommitted to My Body

How I Recommitted to My Body This has been a long road inward, to reconnect to the joy of moving my body, and has taken every minute up until now. In my late teens, I started working in the health and fitness industry, teaching aerobics. Like most young women, I was unhappy with my body. […]

Dressing for Your Body Today: Guest Post

Today’s guest post is by Sally McGraw of Already Pretty on why you need to dress for the body you have today, not yesterday or tomorrow. A girlfriend of mine has been unhappy with her body for… well, for as long as I’ve known her. She is one of the most naturally beautiful women I’ve […]

Weight of the Nation: Fear & Shame Isn’t a Motivator

Up for a little fear, shame and overall misdirection next week?  Then have we got something for you! Tune into HBO’s documentary “Weight of the Nation,” produced in collaboration with the Institute of Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health.  It’s scheduled to air Monday and Tuesday night. […]