‘Healthy Living’

Emotional Eating: Asking The Scary Questions

By Mary

Emotional eating is a hard habit to examine and change.  Many of us who struggle with it have developed the behavior for just that reason: we don’t want to examine anything.  We do it to cope with things we don’t want to think or feel.  Coping with the ‘real problems’ in our lives sometimes seems too overwhelming; so  distracting ourselves with […] Read more »

It Happened This Week: Vitamin D, the Hormone, the Freshman 15 and Juggling for Fitness

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Turns out Vitamin D — the sunshine vitamin —  isn’t actually a vitamin at all.   It’s a hormone, and a pretty powerful one, too (are any of them not?).  Check out the Vitamin D Council for info and a do-it-yourself test for vitamin D levels that you can do in your own home.  If you live above the 35th parallel, […] Read more »

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Making Healthy Lifestyle Changes — One Meal at a Time

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Today’s post comes from our new staff participant Mary, known by many of you as Merry Mary via her  blog.  We’re thrilled to have her with us for the next few months, during which time she’ll share some of her thoughts as she goes through the Green Mountain program.  Welcome, Mary! Hello, A Weight Lifted readers! My name is Mary […] Read more »

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It Happened This Week: Diet Sodas, Body Image Heroes & Getting Over Fat Phobia

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Should we or shouldn’t we…drink diet sodas?  Experience Life Magazine weighs in.  My bottom-line thoughts:  If we’re using them to mask hunger, we need to be ingesting calories instead.  Things like diet soda may drive hunger underground for a while, but hunger always wins. Dara Chadwick, author of You’d be so pretty if…., tells us about 11 teenagers and body […] Read more »

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