We Stand Against Weight Bullying

We’ve been meaning to share this picture for a while now. Green Mountain at Fox Run supports the “I Stand Against Weight Bullying” campaign, a response started by Marilyn Wann of Fat!So? to Georgia’s misguided and harmful Strong4Life campaign against childhood obesity. Take a look at the powerful messages others stand for in stopping weight […]

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 […]

Ending Relationships

I’m almost sure no one has reached this point in life without having ended by choice or circumstances meaningful relationships – be they with someone who’s still alive but changed, someone who’s rejected you or you them, or someone who has died. Although Cathy Davidson’s book, Now You See It, How the Brain Science of […]

Self Care with Body Watch

September was the month of Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Weight Stigma Awareness.  As we think about our bodies it is often in deprecating ways  loaded with body hate and a deep desire to be different than we are.  We telescope our vision down to each bit of our bodies that we deem as wrong or bad. So I […]

Feeling Fat and Frustrated? Coffee as Meditation

As a lover of coffee I have a habit of drinking mine first thing every morning. Oftentimes, I am zipping out to my car, not mindfully, mind you. The adrenaline rushes through me as the day floods in and my to do list shouts in my head. Meditation is a mindfulness tool we use a […]

Self-Esteem: Isn’t that what it’s all about?

The sunshine warms my whole body as I canoe down the river in the quiet. “This is the feeling I am going for.  When I am stressed this is the feeling I don’t have.” …hmmm, but what is this feeling? It is a much better feeling  than self-doubt or focusing on weight loss.  Perhaps the […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Sensory Deprivation for Mindfulness

At first glance, the title of today’s blog might have thrown you for a loop.  After all, doesn’t mindfulness mean to be in the moment, experiencing it for all it’s worth?  Of course!  Which is why sometimes it’s best to take the moment one piece at a time, as we do in Darla’s guided eating […]

Eating Out of Control & Hopeless

Hopelessness can lead you down the path of inactivity and which leads to sinking roots into the couch.  Food becomes the panacea, the escape mechanism, the food addiction. Obsessing about what to eat next, using food to cope with emotional upset and feeling out of control with eating increase negative self talk and feelings of […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Quick Maple Dijon Slaw

Cruciferous vegetables are reaaaaaalllly good for you.  Most experts reccommend eating at least one serving of cruciferous veg per day, which is the minimum we serve at our healthy weight loss spa.  They are lauded for cancer-fighting properties as well as awesome vitamins and minerals like C, A, and even calcium. So what is a […]

Events as Motivators

This weekend I'll be running in a 5K.  I haven't been in a race since 9th grade and I'm a bit nervous about it.  Now, this is no marathon that I'm talking about running, but it's just the fact that it's a competition that makes me nervous.  Why would I subject myself to this then?  […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Grow Your Herb Garden

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the gardening season in Vermont, so I thought I would dedicate this week’s post to the easiest edibles you could grow. After all, I don’t pretend to have a very green thumb, and even I haven’t killed too many herb plants! Why grow herbs? For one thing, herbs […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – My Kitchen Inventory

The ladies at our healthy weight loss spa often ask if I eat at home the way I cook at Green Mountain. The answer is absolutely! I want to feel good, and I know that eating well can make that happen. Here are the ingredients I usually keep in my arsenal at home to make […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – A Better Fudgy Brownie

By popular demand, here is the brownie which we serve at our healthy weight loss spa.  (Yes, really!)  When we deprive ourselves of life's little treats, like the occasional great brownie, it can lead to negative consequences.  An indulgence every now and then can be a very healthy habit indeed. That doesn't mean we didn't play with […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Fast Vegetarian Quesadilla

Healthy fast food recipes are very important to have in your arsenal.  Time is far too precious to the average 21st century working girl, which is why so many of us take the easy way out and stop for that tempting take-out on the way home from a hard day.  But with recipes like this […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Goat Cheese Snacks

Glorious Chevre, I love you so.  Goat cheese is an ingredient some people are frightened to try; maybe it’s too “exotic” or they fear the “gamey” flavor expected from a product of a goat.  I have converted dozens of people to chevre lovers, often by being sneaky about it and putting it on a nice cracker with something […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Super Green Smoothie

Happy St. Patty’s Day!  While this holiday has inspired drinkables such as green beer and, ahem, Shamrock Shakes, here at Green Mountain, I can’t think of any way better to celebrate than one of Robyn’s liquid salads. It may sound odd, but I love these!  To be honest, sometimes even I don’t feel like eating my vegetables.  […]

It Happened This Week-Women’s Day, George Michael’s Un-Marijuana Diet, Lily Allen’s Bulimia Struggle

The 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day occurred this week, and many organizations seized the opportunity to highlight women’s continuing struggles across the globe, including in regards to health. In the U.S., 61.2% of women are “overweight” and 35.5% are “obese.” While weight is hardly the only indicator of health, those percentages are a bit […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – My Top Ten Healthy Kitchen Tools

It can be difficult to wade through the myriad kitchen supply stores in an attempt to build an arsenal of tools for your kitchen, especially when so much of the equipment out there is so specialized. Do you really need a quesadilla maker, a strawberry huller, or a garlic press? In my 15 years of […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Salmon Fillet with Pineapple Salsa

Our Healthy Salmon Recipe Features A Delicious Pineapple Salsa Cabin fever is running rampant in the Green Mountains.  While many of our friends to the south are experiencing Spring’s first signs, we have nary a robin nor blade of grass visible, unless the plow trucks have dug up our yards in their attempts to eradicate […]

It Happened This Week – Michelle Obama and Gwyneth Paltrow Criticized During NEDA Week

In honor of this being National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, today the focus is on women’s body image in the public eye. And there has been plenty of talk on this topic recently… On his radio show on Monday, Rush Limbaugh criticized Michelle Obama’s dinner. The First Lady, whose wellness initiatives hope to teach children about fitness […]