Bariatric Surgery & Binge Eating: You Didn’t Fail

In this video blog I delve into the challenging topic of life after bariatric surgery. Many people who get bariatric surgery still struggle immensely with food and their body post-surgery. Often, this leaves people feeling like a total failure. So in this vlog I explain why the surgery failed YOU and not the other way […]

Stress = Emotional Eating: The All-Too-Common Equation

Perhaps the most common struggle we hear among the women who come to Green Mountain at Fox Run is emotional eating.

(Quiz) Do You Binge or Emotionally Eat? What’s the Difference?

Women often relate to emotional eating, but don’t see themselves as someone with binge eating disorder.

3 Strategies to Self-Soothe & Stop Eating When You’re Stressed

Often we go through our day-to-day lives tripping and stumbling through daily stressors, trials and tribulations. If we’re someone who worries about our weight, this can send us straight to food. And that only complicates things. So how can we help ourselves? Turning off the Auto-Pilot Response to Stress Perhaps if we took just one moment (or […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: 8 Things That Helped Me Heal From Binge Eating

My, oh my where has the time gone? It’s been nearly four years since I started my quest for a healthier, happier relationship with food. We’re doing pretty well these days, food and I. Now, don’t get me wrong… we still have our moments, but we’ve come a long, long way. And I couldn’t have […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: I Am More Than What I Eat 

I forgot how to swim. Tidal waves of never-ending, all-consuming thoughts knocked me down. There was no calm in my ocean – just an overflow of terror, shame, and guilt. I couldn’t carry the weight of my fear or the weight of my body. No matter how hard I tried to float… I kept on sinking. […]

Awakening: How ‘Waking-Up’ Helps Us Manage Emotional Eating

As we enter the month of April, we are truly stepping into spring. Here in Vermont it will still be some time before we actually see green grass, but as the snow melts and the ground begins to thaw, the earth begins to reawaken. As it starts to wake up from its winter sleep, the […]

Learning about Intuitive Eating from Savvy Girl(s)

 A quick look at the table of contents for the new book Savvy Girl: A Guide to Eating co-authored by Brittany Deal and registered dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor Sumner Brooks, tells me it would be a great book for many readers of A Weight Lifted. How To Start Feeding Yourself Well With chapter titles […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Stop Waiting for Cheat Days

Have you ever thought of food like you do about saving money — eat less now so you can have more or something richer later? Jacki shares how that thinking can lead to an overdrawn account. Our Bodies Are Not Bank Accounts I’ve often thought of my body like a bank account. If I just keep saving […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Emotional and Binge Eating Intensive Workshop 2014

It’s about 1:00 pm when I pull into Green Mountain. It’s the third time in four years that I’ve made my way up Fox Lane, heading toward the place that would, did, and still is changing my life. The sky is clear and the ground is coated in a thin layer of vanilla snow. It […]

Stop Obsessing: Keeping the Peace through the Holiday and Beyond

Today’s post is by Kari Anderson, DBH, our binge eating specialist at Green Mountain. Last weekend, she led our first emotional and binge eating intensive weekend retreat. She’ll be a regular contributor to A Weight Lifted, where you’ll learn more about her trademark “of course!”  Obsessing, Holiday Stress and Binge Eating As I reflect on the […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Getting Through the Holidays

Okay ladies (and gents!). We made it through Thanksgiving… one of (if not THE) biggest “food” holidays out there. And as a recovering binge eater, it remains one of the most challenging days of the year for me. For a lot of people, it’s the ONE day of the year when it feels socially acceptable […]

Emotional Eating: What Do Your Comfort Foods Do for YOU?

This post introduces our new behavior leader at Green Mountain: Shiri Macri, MA, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. We’re thrilled to have her join us and, with this post, you can see why. Comfort Foods, Stress and Emotional Eating A bowl of mashed potatoes, homemade mac-n-cheese, warm apple pie…these images may elicit a smile and sense […]

Are You a Night Eater or a Binge Eater?

It’s 9 pm and once again, Jerri has found herself standing in front of the refrigerator, searching for something to satisfy. It’s a pattern she knows all too well. Just about every night, even when she eats a substantial dinner, she starts thinking about food halfway through the evening. And then the night eating starts…and […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Enough Already!

Changing My Relationship With Food — And Myself — Takes A Lot Of Energy When I think about my ever-evolving relationship with food, my body, my weight, and my binging – I instantly feel like I need a nap. I’ve been scrutinizing my eating habits and my reflection since before puberty. I’m exhausted. Who knew that one […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: I’ve Been Having An Affair

I’ve been having an affair. It’s sexy. It’s seductive. It makes me feel like I’m on top of the world.  Time stops when I’m with “him”. I feel desired, dangerous, and daring. But as soon as the heat of the moment has passed – I realize what I’ve done. I’ve cheated on myself… again…with Food. […]

A Mindless Evening Leads to a Mindful Morning

Today’s post is another from alum Lisa Ann Citarella. We were supposed to have her authorship up on the blog today, but somehow that fell through the cracks. But we’re letting you know to expect more from Lisa as she shares her experiences moving to a better place with her eating and herself. This morning […]

Our New Binge Eating Pathway Series

Out of control. Depression. Shame. These are feelings women who binge eat know all too well. But there is something you can do right now to take your life in a new direction. If you struggle with Binge Eating, sometimes known as Compulsive Eating, we have a new series at Green Mountain at Fox Run. New Binge […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Help Me Stop Binge Eating

It took me two years to say it out loud. During a conversation with my Mother, as I was drowning in a river of tears and choking on every short breath, I managed to exhale a phrase that meant “help me stop binge eating.” [div class=”callout-left”]Read This Related Article: Acknowledging the Legitimacy of Binge Eating […]

Beyond Food: What Are You Really Hungry For?

Have you ever been half way through your meal and realized that you are full, but continued to clean your plate anyway? And then maybe proceeded to go back for seconds or right to the dessert because, well, it’s there. Then that “stuffed” feeling kicks in followed by the regret and self-flagellating thoughts around eating […]