Healthy Weight Week: Be Happy Now

Deciding Not To Be Perfect I can’t remember the exact moment when I decided not to be perfect. I’m not sure if I just mellowed out with age or finally started doing what I encouraged my clients to do. To be still. To not wait to start living. To be enough, right now, in the […]

Healthy Weight Week: The 2015 Healthy Body Image Hero

Each year, we select a body image hero, someone who has taken a stand during the year or over the years, to make a difference in the way that women think about their bodies. Last year we honored Francie Berg, founder of Healthy Weight Week 22 years ago and  a pioneer in the move away […]

Healthy Weight Week: Think Evolve, Not Solve to End Eating and Weight Struggles

Some of us just know how to diet. Even though we fall off diets time and again, we don’t know what else to do. Maybe Healthy Weight Week is the time to start trying something new? It was a cold morning here at Green Mountain at Fox Run so my early discussion group was packed […]

10 Healthy Eating Exercises That Can Really Make a Difference

Continuing our Healthy Weight Week posts this week, today’s post talks about a key strategy for achieving and maintaining your healthy weight — mindful eating.  It’s about learning to listen and then trust what your body is telling you when it comes to eating. This post was one I wrote last year for SpaFinders. It’s perfect […]

How to Support Women Who Struggle with Eating and Weight

Today marks the beginning of Healthy Weight Week 2015. The week when many people realize those New Year’s diets are destined for failure, or already have failed. Notice we say the diets have failed, not the people. That’s because diets don’t work — something so many people realize already. Yet time and again, they start new […]

Healthy Weight Week 2015 Starts Monday!

Hang on to your hats, folks. It’s Healthy Weight Week next week! Okay, maybe we’re a little more excited than you are at this point. But we’ve been working on this for a while now and are excited with all we’ve got to share. About Healthy Weight Week If you’re not familiar with Healthy Weight […]

Weight Loss Diet Schemes Don’t Work! Especially These

So we’re getting it a little backwards, announcing the winners of the Slim Chance Awards 2014 last Friday before we announce the nominees today. Hey, you gotta find your fun somewhere and with a subject like this, it’s pretty hard sometimes. Dieting is a serious business to the tune of $65 billion a year with untold […]

Do Away with the Weigh Day

Time to Ditch the Scale Have you even had a stretch of time when you felt like you were “on track,” as in eating well, exercising often, well rested, clothing fitting well, only to step on the scale and find that you weigh more than you think? Or perhaps the opposite has occurred when you […]

The Top 35 Healthy Weight Blogs

Changing the Conversation To celebrate Healthy Weight Week, we have searched the Internet high and low for the best of the best “healthy weight” blogs that are changing the conversation from weight to health and we’re proud to present the top 35. From registered dietitians to former dieters to those who are still finding their […]

Healthy Weight Pioneers: The 2014 Healthy Body Image Award

It was the 80s and weight loss diet mania was in full swing. Low-carbohydrate diets, spearheaded by the book Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution, were the rage. At the end of the decade, L.A. Weight Loss Centers opened in 49 states, Canada and Europe to spread the word of low-carb weight loss, and also sell diet […]

Healthy Weight Week: Let Go of Dieting Day

It’s Not About a Number Think back on it. If weighing yourself has been an ongoing activity in your life, or if it’s something you do frequently, what are the usual outcomes? Is it happiness? A sense of empowerment that follows? A flood of self love and appreciation? Probably not. More often it’s probably followed […]

Welcome to Healthy Weight Week 2014

Today marks the beginning of Healthy Weight Week 2014. In Green Mountain’s first year of sponsoring the event, we are thrilled to have you join us and take part in any or all activities that will help spread the word that dieting doesn’t work and only promotes weight gain and poorer health over time. Founded […]

You May Be Better Off Without A Scale

Green Mountain believes that the diet industry leads women astray with weight loss schemes that only make them fatter, negatively affect their health and keep them from living their dreams. Maybe you realized long ago that dieting doesn’t work. Maybe you are reaching that conclusion after years of yo-yo dieting. Maybe you still need convincing. […]

Announcing the Worst Weight Loss Schemes of 2013

Before You Start Another Diet… It’s the beginning of a new year and you know what that means to the chronic dieter. Time to start a new diet! If you’re contemplating one, put away your scale and take note. An independent panel of expert judges, selected by Green Mountain, has selected the worst weight loss […]

It’s Healthy Weight Week!

We hear a lot about an obesity epidemic.  But here’s what I think is the real epidemic — body dissatisfaction and the unhealthy methods employed to change our bodies into something they were never meant to be. So I was thrilled to be a judge for this year’s Body Image Awards, which are given each […]

The Worst Diets of 2011

It’s time to announce the 23rd annual Slim Chance Awards, courtesy of the Healthy Weight Network. The Slim Chance Awards are sponsored by Healthy Weight Network and the National Council against Health Fraud. They are a lead-up to “Rid the World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day” during Healthy Weight Week, the third week in […]