Body Respect: Book Review and Giveaway

Finding Peace In The War Against Obesity There’s a revolution afoot. It takes on ingrained notions about eating, exercise, weight, health. That counting calories is the best way to avoid consistent overeating and weight gain. That the “no-pain, no gain” approach to exercise is the best way to get fit. That healthy weights are primarily determined by what […]

From Shame to Binge Eating to Body Acceptance: One Woman’s Journey

The following post originally appeared on the Health at Every Size® (HAES) blog, which is owned and operated by the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH). ASDAH is an international organization that works tirelessly to promote a new “peace movement” — one that measures health by many factors, including the right to be peaceful in your […]

Why is it so HARD to Lose Weight? Here’s Why…

Maybe You Don’t Need To Lose Weight Before you say, “What??  This girl’s nuts!” just hear me out.  First of all, how do you know what is a healthy weight for you?  Do you base it on a BMI chart, recommendations from your doctor, your weight in college, what your best friend weighs???  The way I […]

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. […]

Can You Be Fat and Healthy?

According to the latest headlines, you can’t be fat and healthy. I imagine you’ve seen/heard those headlines in recent days. They’re about a study that was just published looking at the question of whether a person can be healthy at higher weights. “Fat and healthy is a myth” (LA Times) “New research disputes fat but […]

Amber Riley: Dancing Queen and Trail Blazer

Waltzing Her Way to A Win I don’t watch “Dancing with the Stars.” But clearly many, many Americans do because the finale of Season 17 was blowing up my Facebook newsfeed the other night when Amber Riley, the “Glee” actress, and her partner Derek Hough, samba-ed, quickstepped and waltzed their way to victory. Amber said […]

7 Keys to Success When Choosing a Trainer or Fitness Facility

Today’s guest blogger is Rochelle Rice, a New York City-based professional dedicated to empowering women of size by connecting the body, the mind, and the heart through focus, movement, and breath. She offers 7 tips on choosing a trainer or fitness facility that supports your needs and offers a size-friendly environment, which can be important […]

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 […]

“Fat: The Owner’s Manual” Book Review

Ragen Chastain is a former national dance champion and choreographer. She is also fat. And she’s got a lot to say about fat acceptance and the Health at Every Size movement. I’ve read a few books about how to live your life as a fat person and was not impressed. Ragen’s book, “Fat: The Owner’s […]

Health at Every Size: Book Review and Giveaway

Today, Linda Bacon, PhD, and author of “Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight” is guest speaking at Green Mountain. In advance of her visit, alum and blogger Jill C offers her take on the book and Dr. Bacon’s philosophies. Leave a question for Dr. Bacon in the comments below, and we’ll […]

Celebrate Your Independence From Dieting

Happy Independence from Dieting Day!   We announced on Monday, that in honor of the real Independence Day, we support women in their quests to be independent from ineffective and unhealthy dieting, restriction, starvation, deprivation, guilt, and the self judgment that dieting creates. Green Mountain at Fox Run believes that many women have been led astray with […]

Too Fat For Yoga? Think Again!

There are more resources than ever about yoga for plus-size women. Green Mountain at Fox Run interviews Anna Guest-Jelley, founder of Curvy Yoga, about why it’s great for every shape, size and ability. Namaste! Anna, why did you start practicing yoga? I think some kind of bodily discomfort (pain, injury, inflexibility, etc.) brings many people […]

Disney’s Childhood Obesity Exhibit a Disaster

We’re interrupting our regularly scheduled programming to bring you a special alert. Sorry, I couldn’t resist as Dr.Deah’s blog The Not So Wonderful World of Disney reminded me so much of my childhood watching Disney’s show on television, enthralled by stories and images that made a child’s heart sing. They’re not doing too well these […]

The Big Fat Money Bomb — Donate Today

If you’re against weight bullying and a believer that health, not weight, is the true important measure, you’ll be interested in this effort spearheaded by Ragen Chastain of Dances with Fat. To quote Ragen, “For the last 9 months, every single day, children in Atlanta have seen billboards, commercials, and signs at bus stops like […]

Weight Loss-Think Healthy Weight Week

“The 19th annual Healthy Weight Week January 15-21, 2012 is a time to celebrate healthy diet-free living habits that last a lifetime and prevent eating and weight problems. Our bodies cannot be shaped at will. But we can all be accepting, healthy and happy at our natural weights. During Healthy Weight Week, people are encouraged […]

Support HAES with Your Holiday Shopping

When you shop from links on http://www.plussizeyellowpages.com, a small percentage of the sale will go to Lifestyle Watchers(R), a new non-profit organization dedicated to providing an alternative to weight watching and yo-yo dieting. Lifestyle Watchers is the brainchild of psychotherapist Kelly Bliss, who developed the Plus Size Yellow Pages back in 2000.  She’s spent a […]

How Well Has Not Liking Yourself Worked So Far?

Today’s post is another from a blog I wrote for a couple of years ago.  It addresses the subject of size acceptance, and it’s a subject that confounds many of our best efforts.  I often ask women to imagine that after successfully putting a healthy lifestyle in place, they found their weight remained the same. […]

Is Concern over Fat More about Esthetics than Health?

To many of us, the title of this post is a bit of a duh.  When it comes down to it, for many, many people, the struggle of weight is primarily focused on how we look.  Thin remains in.  Following is a post I wrote for Real Deal Girls a while ago but for some […]

Is the War on Obesity Worth Fighting?

Today’s post is written by Marci Anderson, RD, a registered dietitian in the Boston area who works exclusively with people who struggle with eating disorders, body image and weight concerns, as well as emotional and compulsive eating.  The post details her thoughts after listening to a debate of the same name as this post at […]

Fight Weight Stigma with Self Compassion

To kick off Weight Stigma Awareness Week, Darla discussed yesterday here on A Weight Lifted how important it is to be aware of body negativity and criticism.  Before we can make behavioral changes, we must first notice negative self talk and observe how hurtful it is.  Today, she shares a tip about self compassion.  When […]