Is Sugar Making You Hungrier?

Do You Need To Reduce Your Intake Of Sugar? When you’re looking to manage type 2 diabetes, achieve healthy weight loss, or manage polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), you may have a goal of reducing added sugars. Additionally, if you are trying to manage what feels like food addiction, one thing to think about is that […]

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 […]

I Know I’m Taking Care of Myself When…

Six small letters, one simple word Weight. For most of my life, this “simple” word has had an extraordinarily heavy meaning for me. No matter my size, the numbers on the scale, the numbers on my jeans, and the numbers in my head, they never added up to a healthy equation. What do these numbers […]

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 […]

Holiday Salad Wreath

>Need a last-minute idea for a holiday gathering? This salad makes a wonderful center piece. You can serve it family or buffet style and allow guests to serve themselves or you could toss it table side and serve it to everyone. Cheers!     [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:23] Recipe and photo courtesy of foodandhealth.com

Thai Fish Cake Recipe

While most agree that fish is a healthy food to be eating often, there is still a lot of confusion and concern about the safety of fish. Whether it is concerns about mercury, PCBs, dioxin, radioactive leaks in Japan, over-fishing, or questionable fishing practices, picking seafood can make your head spin. My personal strategy is […]

The Binge Eater’s Brain: When Health Problems Affect Your Diet

Since coming to Green Mountain two years ago, I have given myself permission to eat. A taste of anything and everything here and there, beautifully wrapped in “normal” portions and topped off with zero guilt. But now my binge eater’s brain is being challenged once again. For the past couple of months my stomach has […]

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 […]

Exploring Food Addiction

Does food addiction really exist? This question was a big subject of controversy at the 2013 conferences of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) and the International Association of Eating  Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). Two Sides of the Same Coin Of those who have strong opinions about the subject, there are probably two sides whose opinions […]

What Causes Weight Loss?

So many people are trying to figure out what eating style, work out routine, and behavior modifications will result in weight loss.  Figuring out what causes weight loss is a complicated process and varies so much from person to person, much of which depends on our physical make up and our current habits.  For example, […]

Q&A Part II: Making Peace with Food and Eating

Last week, we reposted an article about women who make peace with eating and food by Lisa Claudia Briggs. In Lisa’s practice, she sees two eating styles that women take on when they get to a better place with food and their bodies: those who treasure simplicity and practicality, and those who evolve into so-called […]

Q&A: Making Peace with Food and Eating

Yesterday, we reposted an article about women who make peace with eating and food by Lisa Claudia Briggs. In Lisa’s practice, she sees two eating styles that women take on when they get to a better place with food and their bodies: those who treasure simplicity and practicality, and those who evolve into so-called foodies. […]

Two Styles of Making Peace with Food and Eating

Today’s post is by Lisa Claudia Briggs, psycho-spiritual therapist, an intuitive wise woman, and devoted mentor who helps others release all sorts of things that weigh them down. Stay tuned tomorrow for a Q&A with Lisa. The women I work with around losing weight, changing the way they eat and learning to honor and love […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Are You Feeding The Body or Mind?

A series by Green Mountain alum Jacki Monaco on her journey to overcome binge eating. Follow her every other Thursday as she blogs about the victories and challenges of repairing her relationships with food, her body and herself. For the last few weeks I’ve been toying with an idea that has seemed out of reach […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: The “F” in Food

  A series by Green Mountain alum Jacki Monaco on her journey to overcome binge eating. Follow her every other Thursday as she blogs about the victories and challenges of recovery. I’m a lousy cook.Scratch that – I’m inexperienced. I’ve dabbled here and there with safe foods like chicken, vegetables, brown rice – foods I […]

Food is No Longer My BFF

Most recently, I’ve been working on sitting with the uncomfortable feelings of loss, the loss of a very dear friend. You may have met her. Her name is Food. The first time there was a rift in our relationship is when I stopped binge eating. I had to sit with very extreme feelings in order […]

Book Review: Intuitive Eating 3rd Edition

The book “Intuitive Eating” was a foundational tool for me as I began to develop a better understanding of how to become more attuned to my body’s natural signals of hunger, satisfaction & fullness when I gave up dieting. I consider “Intuitive Eating” to be my holy scriptures and have read it countless times. Still, […]

Responding to the Twinkie Apocalypse

“There’s a box of Twinkies in that grocery store. Not just any box of Twinkies, the last box of Twinkies that anyone will enjoy in the whole universe. Believe it or not, Twinkies have an expiration date. Some day very soon, life’s little Twinkie gauge is gonna go… empty.” – “Zombieland” Rumors abound that Twinkies may […]

A Twist on Thanksgiving Leftovers

In the midst of yesterday’s holiday of feasting, one thing was for certain: there would be an aftermath. And in this case, we’re not referring to the morning-after negative self-talk that may occur following “too much” enjoying. We’re talking about leftovers that need to be used ASAP. If you want some creative ideas for leftovers other than […]

Book Review: The New Enlightened Eating

I’ve come a long way in my journey toward healing my relationship with food. Now that I am much better in touch with what feels good in my body, I’m on an adventure to eat more whole foods, but it can be very overwhelming. Enter Caroline Marie Dupont’s book “The New Enlightened Eating.” Dupont, a […]