When In Rome… Eat The Pasta! (Without Guilt)

I just returned from a road trip to Savannah. My husband and I drove from our home in Philadelphia to visit our daughter who’s currently working there. Long trip, right? Driving for 12 hours with Mario Andretti can be anxiety producing, but I had my rosary and iPod so that went well. And the daughter […]

5 Ways To Achieve Your Healthy Weight & Still Eat What You Want

Looking for some fresh ideas on how to ‘lose weight’ but still eat whatever you want?! Look no further than a mindful eating approach. Here are a few ideas on how to get you headed in the right direction when it comes to making the call on what to eat and how eating what you […]

Celebrating International No Diet Day Today & Forever

Each year at the beginning of May comes a very timely event: International No Diet Day on May 6th Why timely? Well, it’s the time of year that so many of us begin to think about the coming summer months of bared bodies — shorts, swimsuits, sleeveless tops. For the weight-worried among us, that also […]

A Mindful Eating Exercise to Connect With Mother Earth

Happy Earth Day! Today is the day that we celebrate and honor our provider Mother Earth. I often find myself dreaming up big ideas on how I will show my fondness and give my due respect on this day, only to recognize the next morning that…alas! I’d fallen short on my commitment to plant a […]

A Letter of Self-Compassion to Understand a Binge

I’m in a slump. The Bingeing Episode Here’s what happened; despite having a restless night due to a persistent cough, I woke feeling positive and eager to get my workout in. I finished up around 11:30 and felt hungry. It seemed a little early for lunch but I figured I’d have an early lunch rather […]

Learning about Intuitive Eating from Savvy Girl(s)

 A quick look at the table of contents for the new book Savvy Girl: A Guide to Eating co-authored by Brittany Deal and registered dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor Sumner Brooks, tells me it would be a great book for many readers of A Weight Lifted. How To Start Feeding Yourself Well With chapter titles […]

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 […]

Memoirs of a Dietetic Intern: Understanding My Chaotic Eating

We’re happy to post a blog today by Elizabeth Carrera, a masters level student studying nutrition and dietetics at the University of Vermont. Elizabeth spent time with us this summer observing our approach to health and weight management. Her story is a great one for A Weight Lifted because it shows that even those who have […]

When Diet and Fitness Isn’t Enough

Getting Off The Diet Wheel To Nowhere We’ve all heard the statistics: 95% of dieters gain back the weight they lose. Yet, like hopeful hamsters, when we hear about a new diet, we get back on our little wheels praying that this time it will work. For me, it took a stay at Green Mountain […]

Fearless or Fear-Based — What Kind of Eater Are You?

Do You Enjoy or Live in Fear of Food? I’ve been reading the new book Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating, co-authored by Michelle May, MD and Kari Anderson, BH, LPC. One of the reasons I had heard about this book is that Dr. Anderson has joined our staff at Green Mountain at Fox […]

Dealing with Weight Gain, Depression and Hypothyroidism

I thought I was just lazy Jill Carlson is a Green Mountain alum who blogs about the differences intuitive eating and mindful movement have made in her life. I came home from Green Mountain last summer motivated and ready to continue my healthy lifestyle of intuitive eating, Pilates reformer classes, and getting eight hours of […]

Getting to Know Green Mountain Therapist, Lisa Claudia Briggs

Recently, Lisa Claudia Briggs joined the Green Mountain team as Behavior Leader. Get to know her in this Q&A. Starting in October, Lisa will be blogging on Mondays. What brought you to Green Mountain? I’ve known and admired the work done at Green Mountain for a long time. I was here as a participant 32 […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Thanksgiving Commandments

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. Thanksgiving is just around the cornucopia Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate, rejoice, and overindulge until we loosen the top button before it pops off. […]

It Happened This Week: Advice from Registered Dietitians, Not the Food Police

Rebecca Scritchfield, RD encourages us to eat an unbalanced plate of food along with our balanced plate.  That’s just one of five great tips she gives in in “The Most Effective Diet: Listening to Your Body.” Are you still wary of fat in your food?  Janet Helm, RD encourages you to overcome your fear of […]

Mindful Eating Series: How Will You Feed Your Eyes?

As part of our mindful eating series, we have been exploring the seven hungers, as discussed in Jan Chozen Bay’s book, “Mindful Eating.”  Eye hunger, nose hunger, mouth hunger, stomach hunger, cellular hunger, mind hunger and heart hunger – each provides a unique lens through which you can investigate your relationship to food and the […]

Mindful Eating for Emotional Eating

Emotional eating is a hot topic at Green Mountain.  We speak about it frequently.  It can be triggered unexpectedly for no obvious reason or it can be in reaction to wanting to manage a difficult situation. In the class “Understanding Emotions That Can Lead You To Eat” we discuss the thorny problem of identifying emotions.  […]

Binge Eating:The Conference

This weekend we were privileged to take part in the Binge Eating Disorder Association’s 2012 National Conference Revolution Ahead: Illuminating the Path to Freedom from BED, Emotional Overeating, & Weight Stigma. This is the third annual conference exploring the issues surrounding treatment of binge eating. This conference offered the hope of springtime for many who […]

Bingeing: Use Mindful Eating

Bingeing…day three….feeling trapped and reaching mindlessly for the next mouthful.  Enter mindful , even in the midst of a binge. “Try this: place a forkful of food in your mouth. It doesn’t matter what the food is, but make it something you love — let’s say it’s the  first nibble of three hot, fragrant, perfectly […]