How to Stop the Binge Eating & Emotional Overeating Cycle: Before, During and After the Storm

After Hurricane Irene struck Vermont last August, I blogged about the number of similarities I noticed between binge eating and how we feel before, during and after a storm. In talking to many of the women at Green Mountain, I can say that the comparison of a storm to the binge eating and emotional overeating […]

I Want It All and I Want It Now

I want it all and I want it now, or even yesterday, if that were possible.  Who doesn’t love instant gratification?  Whether our goal is better health, serious weight loss, managing binge eating, starting a consistent exercise routine, or type 2 diabetes prevention , all of these goals require moving away from old habits.   One of the […]

Hope and Help for Binge Eating

I love it when i come back from meetings jazzed with new ideas, and there's nothing like a professional meeting to inspire new ideas. This last Saturday, I participated on a panel organized by the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) and presented at the National Eating Disorders Association annual meeting.  Chevese Turner, founder and CEO […]

Responding, Not Reacting

  Between stimulus and response there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our freedom.  ~Viktor E. Frankl This quote crossed my computer last Friday, sent by wise woman Ellen Shuman, founder of A Weigh Out.  She offers hope and coaching to […]

Does Perceived Deprivation Cause You to Overeat?

Robyn Priebe, RD, Green Mountain’s director of nutrition, is back with some thoughts on deprivation.  It’s a subject we talk a lot about at Green Mountain and on A Weight Lifted.  Sometimes it takes a while to really understand the significant impact it can have on our eating. How will giving myself permission to eat […]

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 […]

‘Tis the Season, Part II

Yesterday I spent the morning on the telephone, trying for the fourth time to get a serviceman out to fix my NEW built-in microwave, and trying to get help with a problem I’ve having with my NEW computer. I won’t go into the ugly details but needless to say, when I hung up after about […]