Struggling with Night Eating? Have You Tried the TV Diet?

TV May Play A Role In Overeating or Eating At Night Here at Green Mountain at Fox Run, clearly we do not advocate trying diets, in the sense of a diet being a restrictive pattern of eating. However, I will occasionally joke about people going on a TV diet. When night eating, overeating, or eating […]

Vampire Foods: The Seductive & Dangerous Dance

What vampire foods are lurking in your kitchen? You know those foods? You love them. They call to you, hold a special place in your heart and mind. And yet every time you eat them, they turn on you like a faithless lover. I like to call them vampire foods. They are the foods we […]

Are You Addicted to Food? Maybe It Deserves a Second Look

I had the pleasure of attending the annual conference of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics this past week where, among other things, I took a workshop on food photography.  Now if I can only find the time to focus (bad pun intended) on that. But that’s not what I wanted to write about today. […]

Food Exposure and Cravings

Seeing food, smelling food, watching TV shows about food, talking about food, or just plain thinking about food are all various types of food exposure.  Food exposure is something we can’t avoid completely. However, a common result of frequent food exposure is frequent food cravings. If your environment is littered with food cues, our latest […]

Exploring Food Addiction: Is It Real?

Do you think you may struggle with food addiction?  It's so common for us to hear people express this concern when talking about the challenging relationship we may have with food (or certain foods).  The common culprits are high sugar foods, refined starches, and in particular a combination of refined carbohydrates and fat seems to […]

Managing Food Cravings: Changing Eating Habits

Developing Healthier Food Habits One of the classes we teach at Green Mountain focuses on the various types of food cravings people have: physical cravings, those due to food exposure, and habit-based cravings.  Wanting to eat out of habit is usually a response to an event, location, activity, time of day, or routine of some sort.  We’ve formed associations […]

Turning off the TV for Health & Healthy Weights

The more I think about it, the more I'm inclined to recommend getting rid of our TVs, or at least using them less.  Now that said, I'll admit I'd be the biggest hypocrite in the world if I told other people to stop watching TV completely, because I definitely use mine on a daily basis.  […]

Healthy Weight Loss: Managing Food Cravings

Study: Food Cravings May Just Be Calorie Cravings When we think we’re dealing with carbohydrate cravings, a new study published in the International Journal of Obesity suggests we’re really just craving calories. But not just any source of calories…something that has a lot of them. We’re hungry, and we want something to satisfy. As we all […]