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 […]

Mindful Eating When Dining Out: Enjoy!

If there’s one thing that strikes fear in the hearts of many of the women who come to Green Mountain, it’s eating in restaurants. That is, until they’ve gone through a week or two of our program. Then it’s a whole different experience. Change Your Dining Out Experience With A Mindful Approach After a weekend spent […]

Eating for Pleasure: Dive Right In!

The following post is by Paula Shulman, a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with us at Green Mountain for several weeks. She’s found our approach to healthy eating intriguing to say the least. This post is where she “went” after one of our classes. One of the principles of healthy eating is […]

When Diet and Fitness Isn’t Enough

Getting Off The Diet Wheel To Nowhere We’ve all heard the statistics: 95% of dieters gain back the weight they lose. Yet, like hopeful hamsters, when we hear about a new diet, we get back on our little wheels praying that this time it will work. For me, it took a stay at Green Mountain […]

Fearless or Fear-Based — What Kind of Eater Are You?

Do You Enjoy or Live in Fear of Food? I’ve been reading the new book Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating, co-authored by Michelle May, MD and Kari Anderson, BH, LPC. One of the reasons I had heard about this book is that Dr. Anderson has joined our staff at Green Mountain at Fox […]

Book Review: Eat Q – Unlock the Weight-Loss Power of Emotional Intelligence

Today’s post is an interview with Susan Albers, PsyD, psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic and author of a number of books on mindful eating that we’ve been happy to promote over the years. In this post, she tells us about her newest book Eat Q: Unlock the Weight-Loss Power of Emotional Intelligence. What does Eat-Q mean? […]

Have a Mindful, Happy Thanksgiving

Is Facebook Causing You to Overeat?

The Connection Between Overeating & Being Online There are lots of reasons why women fall into the pit of overeating at night. We know that if you haven’t fed yourself well enough during the day, you will be vulnerable to eating or binges at night. Makes sense. And of course there are other factors at […]

Food and Money, Part I

A month ago I stood in the middle of my favorite clothing store completely buzzed. Not on alcohol. Not on food this time. Simply put, I was high on spending. With a change of weight comes a change in wardrobe. Trips to Ann Taylor Loft, Lucy, Gap and more. Perhaps I took it a step […]

Dieting Declaration of Independence

Happy July 4th! Will you sign our Declaration of Independence from Dieting? At Green Mountain, we believe women have been lead astray with weight loss schemes that have added to their weight struggles, negatively affected their health and kept them from living the lives they dream. We all deserve the freedom from eating and weight […]

40 Ways to Feed Your Spiritual Hunger

Filling Up With Something Other Than Food Today’s blog post is part of our top-40 series to mark Green Mountain’s 40th anniversary. Sometimes it’s just really hard to imagine how to fill yourself up in lieu of food.  Eating in mindless ways can be an attempt to help yourself feel better, but what if the food […]

Exploring Food Addiction

Does food addiction really exist? This question was a big subject of controversy at the 2013 conferences of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) and the International Association of Eating  Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). Two Sides of the Same Coin Of those who have strong opinions about the subject, there are probably two sides whose opinions […]

Q&A Part II: Making Peace with Food and Eating

Last week, we reposted an article about women who make peace with eating and food by Lisa Claudia Briggs. In Lisa’s practice, she sees two eating styles that women take on when they get to a better place with food and their bodies: those who treasure simplicity and practicality, and those who evolve into so-called […]

Q&A: Making Peace with Food and Eating

Yesterday, we reposted an article about women who make peace with eating and food by Lisa Claudia Briggs. In Lisa’s practice, she sees two eating styles that women take on when they get to a better place with food and their bodies: those who treasure simplicity and practicality, and those who evolve into so-called foodies. […]

Two Styles of Making Peace with Food and Eating

Today’s post is by Lisa Claudia Briggs, psycho-spiritual therapist, an intuitive wise woman, and devoted mentor who helps others release all sorts of things that weigh them down. Stay tuned tomorrow for a Q&A with Lisa. The women I work with around losing weight, changing the way they eat and learning to honor and love […]

Creating Space to Move from Reaction to Response

Have you ever noticed that sometimes you just keep hanging in a situation that is uncomfortable? Sometimes as women we don’t feel we are permitted to step away from a difficult situation, e.g., criticism at work, an argument at home, or an upsetting political discussion. And a lot of times, using food to cope when […]

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 […]

Food is No Longer My BFF

Most recently, I’ve been working on sitting with the uncomfortable feelings of loss, the loss of a very dear friend. You may have met her. Her name is Food. The first time there was a rift in our relationship is when I stopped binge eating. I had to sit with very extreme feelings in order […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Holiday Indulgence

A series by Green Mountain alum Jacki Monaco on her journey to overcome binge eating. Follow her every other Thursday as she blogs about the victories and challenges of recovery. My Thanksgiving was a bit non-traditional, but nevertheless, there was turkey, stuffing, and there was pie. Oh, and I seem to have forgotten to mention […]

Responding to the Twinkie Apocalypse

“There’s a box of Twinkies in that grocery store. Not just any box of Twinkies, the last box of Twinkies that anyone will enjoy in the whole universe. Believe it or not, Twinkies have an expiration date. Some day very soon, life’s little Twinkie gauge is gonna go… empty.” – “Zombieland” Rumors abound that Twinkies may […]