‘healthy weight loss’

Weight Loss Fraud – What a Surprise – Not!

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

FTC Cracks Down on Weight Loss Fraud On the heels of our Slim Chance Awards, which called out the most egregious weight loss schemes of 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) this week charged four companies with weight loss fraud. Sensa, the makers of a powder that you sprinkle to your food to “make you feel fuller faster” L’Occitane, which […] Read more »


Winter Fitness & Fun for Healthy Weights

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

A Texas girl finds winter fun in Vermont Up here in Vermont, you might say that we have no choice but to look with fondness at winter sports. Winter lasts a while here, and if you’re going to be stuck inside the whole time, it becomes interminable. But as a girl from Texas, I could be less than enthralled at […] Read more »

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Nominate The Worst Weight Loss Schemes of 2013

By Lisa Christie

Another Day, Another Diet Do you just shake your head when you see an insane infomercial for yet another weight loss product? Or do you get frustrated when you hear a friend tell you she is starting a ridiculous diet that you know will make her struggles worse? Now is the time to help Green Mountain identify the worst weight […] Read more »

Healthy Weight Week features the Slim Chance Awards.

The Biggest Loser: The Case of the Caffeine Pills

By Lisa Christie

If it wasn’t clear already, after this week it should be. “The Biggest Loser” is not about health. It’s not about fitness. It’s not about long-lasting, long-term strategies for weight management. It’s about losing weight at all costs. I don’t watch the show, but paid some attention to it this week because of First Lady Michelle Obama’s appearance as part […] Read more »


Shaking Good-or-Bad Thinking (and Weight Struggles?) for Good

By Lisa Christie

We talk a lot about all-or-nothing thinking and good-or-bad thinking on our blog because it’s a big deal. After so many years of subscribing to this school of thought, whether we even know it or not, it’s hard to shake – like a lingering cold. But shake it we must, for it only draws out eating and weight struggles. For […] Read more »

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