Preventing & Treating Binge Eating Disorder: It’s BED Week!

This week is BED Week.  BED stands for binge eating disorder, and it’s a struggle we’re all too familiar with at Green Mountain.  Researchers say approximately 30 to 40% of people who enter weight loss treatment programs have BED. What’s the Link Between Weight Loss & BED? A large part of the reason so many […]

Mindfully Eating Chocolate: You Can Do It!

This is a version of a post I first put up over on We Are the Real Deal, a blog that is winning all kinds of awards for its great work in helping women and girls cultivate self-esteem, positive body image, and healthy coping. We’re proud to be a part of it with monthly posts […]

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 […]

Calories…Again??? Le Sigh

I wrote a post last week on We Are the Real Deal (WATRD) in which I decried the fact that calorie limits are a big part of the new school lunch/breakfast regulations.  Of course, people are concerned about childhood obesity and are trying to come up with ways to help kids. Unfortunately, the focus on […]

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 […]

The Problem Isn’t Too Much Fruit: Enough with the Tired, Old Advice

Anyone who watches MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” knows that Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough’s co-host, has made it her personal mission to fight obesity in this country. She’s frequently ridiculed by Joe and others on the show about her position on food, physical activity and weight. But if you go by the recent psa-like spot in which […]

Weight of the Nation: Fear & Shame Isn’t a Motivator

Up for a little fear, shame and overall misdirection next week?  Then have we got something for you! Tune into HBO’s documentary “Weight of the Nation,” produced in collaboration with the Institute of Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health.  It’s scheduled to air Monday and Tuesday night. […]