Happy Holidays from Green Mountain

If you could change one thing about your body, what would it be?

Today’s post introduces our new Nutrition Leader, June Lupiani, RD. June comes to Green Mountain with a deep and compassionate understanding of the issues facing women in eating supportively. And extensive experience in how to help them overcome those issues. She shares some of the basics in this post. Loaded question, I know.  So before you […]

How I Managed to Eat Healthy During The Holidays

When I used to struggle with eating and my weight, the holidays were a tough time. (Well, they’re not always easy now, but eating and weight struggles have nothing to do with that!) How I Used To ‘Prepare’ Myself For Holiday Parties I love parties, but ahead of time, I’d set myself up for problems […]

Holiday Webinar: Take the Fear Out of Food!

Say the word “holidays” and women with weight worries start to fidget. How will I be able to avoid all the foods I love but that are so high in X (fill in the blank as to the food ingredient of worry). How can I avoid those holiday parties — I’m too fat and I […]

Have a Mindful, Happy Thanksgiving

New Year’s Resolutions: Mind, Body & Food

A series by Green Mountain alum Jacki Monaco on her journey to overcome binge eating. Follow her every other week as she blogs about the victories and challenges of overcoming emotional overeating. First and foremost – Happy Holidays to every brave person who comes to this site, finds this blog, and feels the honesty with which every […]

Wine & Weight: Reasons a Bit is Good & More is Not

‘Tis the season of family gatherings, cocktail parties and festivities galore. We hear from a lot of women that they are worried about holiday weight gain. Not just from the abundance of food at the holidays – but from alcohol. The truth is, many of us enjoy the merriment so much more with a glass […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Holiday Indulgence

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. My Thanksgiving was a bit non-traditional, but nevertheless, there was turkey, stuffing, and there was pie. Oh, and I seem to have forgotten to mention […]

Thanksgivings Past & Future: A Mindful Eating Story

Thanksgiving is definitely in the air.  Yesterday, Jacki shared awesome wishes/hopes/inspiration for those of us who struggle with the food abundance of this holiday.  I thought I would carry on with the theme with two short scenarios that might help you understand better how a mindful eater (aka intuitive eater) would enjoy Thanksgiving.  It’s a […]

Don’t Worry, Be Happy: Eat What You Love This Holiday

I recently blogged about the perils of listening to all the holiday eating advice that we’re bombarded with these days.  So what do I do but write some more of it!  But this has a bit of a different ring to it, as you can tell by the title of this post. Click on over […]

Interpreting Holiday Eating Advice with an Intuitive Eye

It wouldn’t be December without the songs, sparkly decorations, and yes, advice about what to eat during the holidays.  Much of which you might want to ignore if you’re trying to become a normal, intuitive eater, or if you are already one and want to stay that way. No matter which description fits you, it […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Calamari Salad

As some of you out there know, one of my favorite things about the holidays is the Feast of the Seven Fishes, my husband Jamie's family tradition which I have co-opted into a week of seafood leading up to Christmas Day.  While it may seem like it's easy to eat healthy when seafood is all […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Healthy Holiday Snacking Ideas

Oh the temptations of the holidays…  Whether your weaknesses lie in the platefuls of Christmas cookies or in the salty goodness of a party mix, there are plenty of minefields to navigate around at this time of year.  It can be difficult to be mindful about making smart choices when there's easy accessibility to so many delicious and […]

It Happened This Week: The Holidays Are Here!

  Worried about eating well during the holidays?  Consider this review by Ellie Krieger, celebrity RD, of The Great Fat Debate  that occurred last month at The American Dietetic Association annual meeting:  Total fat doesn’t matter, refined carbs are worse for your heart than saturated fat, and we need to focus on quality and calorie […]

Happy Labor Day!

I'm practicing what I preach and taking a long weekend free of blogging, checking email and other such work-related things.  After all, Labor Day began as a tribute to working women and men, and what better way to honor that than to give ourselves some down time. Our hope for you this Labor Day weekend […]

Happy 4th, America!

We're taking the day off today in honor of the Fourth of July.  Hope all our friends in the U.S. have a wonderful celebration.  Take a peek at one of our posts in honor of this day last year for some tips on enjoying the food fest of this day and feeling great while you […]

How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain: Feeding Children

And now for the third question posed to me last week at the Mompreneur Twitter party. Q3:  I’m concerned about my children stuffing themselves with so many holiday sweets, they won’t eat the healthy meals I prepare.  Any tips? Children are great regulators of their eating if we set up their environment to support them.  […]

How to Avoid Weight Gain during the Holidays, Q2

Continuing on yesterday’s theme, here’s the second question that was posed to me during the Mompreneurs Twitter party last week. Q2:  I can’t resist Christmas cookies and eggnog.  If I indulge, how can I make up for it? First, stop thinking u have to make up for it. Our bodies are resilient. They adjust naturally […]

How to Avoid Weight Gain during the Holidays

I was pleased to be a part of a Twitter party last week on the website Mompreneurs Online. The party was all about the holidays — shopping, crafts, even make-up tips from Avon.  I was there to provide advice about  making it through the holidays without gaining a lot of weight. A topic that’s on […]

Rediscover the Joy of Eating Just in Time for the Holidays

Halloween has just passed, Thanksgiving is on its way, and right behind it, the weeks-long season of food festivities.   A perfect time to rediscover the joy of eating.  Something that many of us lost the moment we began dieting.  And which may have set us up for overeating, not only during the holidays but the […]