4 Deprivation-Free Strategies for Spring Cleaning Your Eating Routine

 5 Foods You Should Eat to Lose Weight This Spring. How to Clean Up Your Diet and Slim Down for Summer. Your Spring Detox Guide. These are the messages that caught my attention as I stood in the check-out line at the grocery store recently. As I gazed at the magazines that lined the shelf, […]

Are You Really Enjoying What You’re Eating?

What’s for dinner? Chicken and broccoli. It sounds delicious, right!? But if that’s what for dinner every night it can get dull pretty quickly. It’s easy to fall into a “food rut”. For many of us we want to eat healthfully, but we’ve become trapped by patterns that leave us bored to tears eating the […]

Mindful Eating: A Dietary Rx for Heart Health

“You should really consider making some diet and lifestyle changes to improve your cardiovascular health.”

Celebrate the Joy of Eating Today on Mindful Eating Day

The Center for Mindful Eating (TCME) is calling it a global picnic.

Redefining Healthy Eating: It’s Not What You Think

Whether you’re on Facebook, Twitter, Huffington Post or the gazillions of other media outlets that love to talk about what you should eat, you’re likely seeing lots of articles these days about the dangers of sugar.

Altering the Equation for Happiness

Remember when you were in school and thought: “Why am I learning all this stuff? I’m never going to use it in the real world!” Well, you were right. Most of it you didn’t ever use. But the learning process developed critical analytical thinking that you most certainly need in life! I bring this up […]

I’ve Become a Mindful Eating Evangelist

I’ve become an evangelist. No, I’m not on a soapbox with bible in hand; I’m quietly changing the world with binder in hand! I realized when I returned from the Green Mountain program last fall that I had become enlightened about a new approach to food that would stop me from ever dieting again. Plenty […]

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 […]

Webinar – Eating, Emotions & Exercise: The New Science of Healthy Weights

Here at Green Mountain we understand that our approach to healthy weights and well-being is radically different than most others out there. Our difference lies in our process Unlike other approaches, we don’t invest solely in the endpoint. We begin with the present moment and all that it has to offer, because that’s the place from […]

Mindful Eating and The Process of Learning How to Feed Myself

Beth continues her cha-cha but then takes a giant leap forward. One step forward, two steps back?  Or is it two steps forward and one step back? If I find the learning in a “step back”, then it’s actually a step forward. Okay, no more “who’s on first” babble – here’s what I’m referring to. […]

The Back-and-Forth of Achieving a Healthy Weight

We recently saw a meme on Facebook from OMG Paradise that said “An optimist is someone who realizes that a taking a step backwards after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a cha-cha”. Beth shares her cha-cha below. “No Foods Are Bad Foods” The holidays are over and it’s time […]

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 […]

10 Healthy Eating Exercises That Can Really Make a Difference

Continuing our Healthy Weight Week posts this week, today’s post talks about a key strategy for achieving and maintaining your healthy weight — mindful eating.  It’s about learning to listen and then trust what your body is telling you when it comes to eating. This post was one I wrote last year for SpaFinders. It’s perfect […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: To Eat… or Sleep? That Was The Question

Jacki’s back with a few good questions. And answers to boot. To eat or sleep? …That was the question. It was my night off with my partner and we had made glorious plans to watch movies, savor our precious time together, and veg out. Just the two of us. I had been looking forward to that […]

6 Ways Yoga Can Help You Achieve a Healthy Weight

When I began my yoga journey seven years ago, I must admit that I had these fantasies of looking “like a yoga instructor.”  You know – the ones with the slim bodies and long arms and legs that seem to stretch on for miles? Well, it didn’t take long for reality to set in for […]

Before You Start That Weight Loss Diet: The Slim Chance Awards 2014

Feeling a little, shall we say, over-sated after the holidays? Or are you just tired of struggling with what you believe is excess weight, and look at the new year as a time to begin again? If so, resist the temptation to start another diet. The temptation is real and understandable. Everywhere we turn, we’re […]

If you could change one thing about your body, what would it be?

Today’s post introduces our new Nutrition Leader, June Lupiani, RD. June comes to Green Mountain with a deep and compassionate understanding of the issues facing women in eating supportively. And extensive experience in how to help them overcome those issues. She shares some of the basics in this post. Loaded question, I know.  So before you […]

Emotional Eating: What Do Your Comfort Foods Do for YOU?

This post introduces our new behavior leader at Green Mountain: Shiri Macri, MA, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. We’re thrilled to have her join us and, with this post, you can see why. Comfort Foods, Stress and Emotional Eating A bowl of mashed potatoes, homemade mac-n-cheese, warm apple pie…these images may elicit a smile and sense […]

Success Spelled with a Capital S of Support

Five weeks out and things are going about as I thought they would – some really great days when I eat healthy food in a mindful way, stay attentive to my hunger cues and get in some meaningful exercise. Then there are those other days – the ones where I find myself grabbing a bite […]

Could Achieving a Healthy Weight Be That Simple?

Beth is back this week with more adventures in normal eating. Or at least the journey towards normal eating. She shares a big discovery about the process of change. For our part, we’re so happy she’s found such a tremendous source of support for continuing on her path towards freedom with food and weight. My […]