How Much Weight Did You Lose?

Answering This Common (But Personal) Question “How much weight did you lose?” That is the question often asked of our participants when they return home from Green Mountain. In fact, many women find themselves facing that question within days after their arrival to our program. And most likely, many of you have experienced this at […]

Is Responsible Advertising an Oxymoron?

This is a short post today because if everything goes as planned, I’m flying back from an all-too-rare, all-too-short family vacation at my sister’s home where I got to see my daughter and spend time with the whole family together.  With the son off to college in a few weeks, and daughter off a few […]

Weight Loss: Overweight Kids Benefit from Healthy Lifestyle Change and Family Involvement

It may seem obvious to you and me that overweight teens and children can benefit from healthy lifestyle change, but because there are a variety of treatments out there that focus on drug treatment for obesity, researchers wanted to study the specific benefits of behavioral change. A new review, published in the Cochrane Library, examined […]

Weighing In: Changing Behavior by Slowly Adding a New Habit or Modifying an Old One

Many of my friends have started off the year with the best intentions of following through with their New Year's resolutions.  A few have vowed to lose weight, others to stop a bad habit.  I checked in with them recently to ask what progress, if any, each of them had made. The friends of mine […]

Weighing In: The Ruby Gettinger Show on Style Network

Admittedly, I'm late in coming to the the Sunday 8 pm (EST) Style network show called "Ruby," which began in November 2008.  The first episode I watched was this past Sunday, and I have to say I was  intrigued to learn more about Ruby Gettinger, her issues with obesity, weight discrimination, and healthy living program […]

Tricking Your Brain Into Thinness – Dieting Gimmick or Gimmicky Diet?

Did anyone catch ABC’s 20/20 last Friday?  Titled The Fat Factor, the producers must have figured FAT would be an interesting topic as millions of American’s sat in front of their TV sets feeling overfed and perhaps a little bit guilty about their late night turkey sandwich. After talking to Wynonna Judd and Carnie Wilson […]