Book Review: Eat Q – Unlock the Weight-Loss Power of Emotional Intelligence

Today’s post is an interview with Susan Albers, PsyD, psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic and author of a number of books on mindful eating that we’ve been happy to promote over the years. In this post, she tells us about her newest book Eat Q: Unlock the Weight-Loss Power of Emotional Intelligence. What does Eat-Q mean? […]

4 Steps For Overcoming Food Obsession: The Binge Eating Diaries

What Is Food Obsession? Binge eating, food addiction, and food obsession (in my opinion) are tightly intertwined. They overlap, but they are separate things. Binge eating is mental, the act of eating beyond physical comfort, feeling out of control, trying to satisfy a hunger that can’t be satiated with food. Food addiction might be a […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Dieting Makes People Fat

When we embark on a diet, we’re setting sail on a “grand” journey of: Obsession. Success. Bad Day. Relapse. Failure. I’ll Start The Diet Again On Monday. [div class=”callout-right”]Jacki Monaco is a Green Mountain alum who blogs about  overcoming binge eating disorder. Her story was featured on CNN.com.[end-div] Every time I’ve adhered to the strict rules of […]

Ten Tips for Overcoming Overeating

Overcome Overeating Starting With These 10 Tips If I could condense my tips for overcoming overeating in a pretty little package for you, this would be it. [step]1[/step]Make the Decision When it’s time to make a real change, it takes a real commitment. Making time and space both emotionally and in your schedule is essential. […]

The Morning After Overeating at Night

Springing Back The Day After Binge Eating When you think “hangover,” you probably think booze! Waking up with that famous pounding headache, stomach flips and vision that is no longer 20/20. Your hair even hurts. While it does have some similarities, “The Food Hangover,” which results from bingeing or overeating at night, runs a bit of a different course. For me, it looks […]

How Do I Stop Overeating at Night?

Jacki Monaco is a Green Mountain alum who blogs about successfully overcoming binge eating disorder. Her story was featured recently on CNN.com. Ever had this conversation with your fridge? Dinner is over. It’s barely 7:00 PM. I’m not going to bed for at least another 5 hours. I can hear the faint hum of the […]

When Emotional Eating Feels Like The Answer… Take A Bite Out of Loneliness Instead

Loneliness and Emotional Eating Why I get a little lonely: 1. Work Space Bubble: I currently work for an entrepreneur in her home along with one other employee. This lack of social interaction can lead to loneliness and contributes to the familiar reflex of “hand into lunch bag to retrieve snack” because… Loneliness + Food […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Relationship Patterns that Show Up at Green Mountain

I love patterns of all kinds and my eye tends to pick them out very quickly. This of course makes me well-suited for the work I do with the women here at Green Mountain. It’s not a surprise, at least to me, that what happens in relationships among participants here often follows what happens at […]

Optimism: A Detour to Emotional Wellbeing

I watched a movie this weekend starring Jude Law who plays a psychiatrist. The third act was a little lame, but I’m a sucker for Jude Law, so I hung in there until the end even though you could see it coming from a mile away. The reason I reference this movie is there was a line Law […]

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? […]

Investing in Yourself: Creating SelfWealth

It is so easy to put yourself at the bottom of your to do list. How can we move ourselves up on the list of things we need to get done with so few hours in the day? This investment into SelfWealth really seems to make sense logically, but many of us ignore, ignore, ignore […]

Fat Talk Carries a Price Tag

Fat talk assails us in dressing rooms, mirror looking and on the stage between our ears. Frequently and for some of us constantly. These jeans look terrible on me.  My thighs are just huge.  Do you think I look fat?  In the NY Times article Fat Talk Compels but Carries a Cost Jan Hoffman writes […]

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 […]

Self-Bullying Isn’t Just About Us

Self-Bullying, on the surface, is about a person hurting just themselves. Or is it? What I sometimes fail to recognize when I’m in a self-bullying battle is that I’m not the only person that I hurt. When I talk down to myself, neglect my desires and needs, and push my self-esteem down with all of my […]

Why the Scale Sucks: A Cautionary Tale

Back in January, I announced I was doing Jillian Michaels’ 30-Day-Shred. I’m about halfway through, my ambition waning somewhat in March after a strong start in January and February. If I retrace my progress, I am pretty sure I can link my “waning ambition” back to an unfortunate incident with a scale. Although my primary […]