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 […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Thanksgiving Commandments

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. Thanksgiving is just around the cornucopia Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate, rejoice, and overindulge until we loosen the top button before it pops off. […]

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 […]

Overeaters, There Is Hope

Overeaters, there is hope. There is hope to change your out of control feelings around food. There is hope to move again. There is hope to stop hating your body. There is some hopeful new research by Boehm JK, Kubzansy LD at Harvard School of Public Health that links positive psychological well-being with a decrease […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Food Over Friends

“The Binge Eating Diaries” is a series by Green Mountain alum Jacki Monaco on her experience overcoming binge eating disorder. Follow Jacki every other Thursday as she shares her story. Solitude and binge eating went hand in hand for me. Unless I knew a “bingeing party” with an equally food-obsessed friend was going to occur, […]

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 […]

Mindful Eating Series: Feeding Heart Hunger

This is the last post in our mindful eating series where we explore the seven hungers as discussed in Jan Chozen Bay’s book, “Mindful Eating.” Eye hunger, nose hunger, mouth hunger, stomach hunger, cellular hunger, mind hunger and heart hunger, each provide a unique lens through which we can investigate our relationship to food and […]

Mindful Eating Series: Listening to the Body, Quieting the Mind

As part of our mindful eating series, we have been exploring the seven hungers, as discussed in Jan Chozen Bay’s book, “Mindful Eating.” Eye hunger, nose hunger, mouth hunger, stomach hunger, cellular hunger, mind hunger and heart hunger, each provide a unique lens through which we can investigate our relationship to food and the body. For […]

Mindful Eating Series: Can You Hear What Your Cells Are Saying?

This is the fifth post in our series exploring the seven hungers — eye hunger, nose hunger, mouth hunger, stomach hunger, cellular hunger, mind hunger and heart hunger — as discussed in Jan Chozen Bay’s book Mindful Eating.  Each hunger provides a unique voice to help you discover your relationship to food and the body.  […]

Mindful Eating Series: Is This Real Stomach Hunger?

Today is the fourth post in our series on mindful eating and the seven hungers, as identified by Jan Chozen Bays. Eye hunger, nose hunger, mouth hunger, stomach hunger, cellular hunger, mind hunger and heart hunger — each of these hungers provide a unique lens through which to investigate your relationship to food and the […]

Mindful Eating Series: Noticing Mouth Hunger

Today is the third post in our series on mindful eating.  We’ve been exploring the seven hungers — eye hunger, nose hunger, mouth hunger, stomach hunger, cellular hunger, mind hunger and heart hunger — as discussed in Jan Chozen Bay’s book Mindful Eating.  Each of these hungers provide a unique lens through which to investigate […]

Mindful Eating Series: Does The Nose Know Hunger?

We are exploring the seven hungers as part of our mindful eating series this month.  In Jan Chozen Bay’s book Mindful Eating, she identifies eye hunger, nose hunger, mouth hunger, stomach hunger, cellular hunger, mind hunger and heart hunger.  By exploring each, you can also explore  your relationship to food and your body. The key […]

Mindful Eating Monday: The Benefits of Slowing Down

This just in: People who wolf down their food are two and a half times more likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes than those who take their time according to new research presented at the joint International Congress of Endocrinology and European Congress of Endocrinology in Florence, Italy. This, mind you (no pun intended), […]

Eating Too Much

It doesn’t happen often, but on occasion I can find myself uncomfortably full.  I hate the feeling and it always surprises me when it happens, since I’m not used to that feeling.  Ironically, in my past, eating too much and being stuffed to the gills was my norm.  It’s interesting how binge eating can create such […]

Mindful Eating Series: How Will You Feed Your Eyes?

As part of our mindful eating series, we have been exploring the seven hungers, as discussed in Jan Chozen Bay’s book, “Mindful Eating.”  Eye hunger, nose hunger, mouth hunger, stomach hunger, cellular hunger, mind hunger and heart hunger – each provides a unique lens through which you can investigate your relationship to food and the […]

Celebrate International No-Diet Day with Green Mountain!

International No-Diet Day is Sunday, May 6. Twenty years ago, Mary Evans Young of the British group Diet Breakers founded the holiday out of her own struggles with her body and weight. A non-diet day. She observed how much time and energy women devoted to their diets and raised the question: “What do you think […]

Healthy Eating Book Review & Giveaway: But I Deserve This Chocolate

Alum Jill C reviews “But I Deserve This Chocolate,” a book on the excuses we make that prevent us from living a healthy life. We’ll be giving away one copy on Friday, April 20, through random drawing, which you can enter by leaving a VALID e-mail address and telling us why you want the book […]

Will You Have the Chocolate?

It’s Valentine’s Day! For weight worriers the world over, it’s a day that’s both anticipated and dreaded. Do either of these statements describe your feelings about this day of chocolate celebration? “It’s Valentine’s Day. That means I can have chocolate!” “It’s Valentine’s Day. I’m going to have to be extra strong today to avoid eating […]

Eating in Restaurants: A Mindful Meal

Many woman who come to our healthy weight management program mention the challenges they have with dining in restaurants.  Let’s face it, a full menu to select from, large portions, food exposure, and socializing while dining can make meals in restaurants a bit challenging.  Bringing the practice of mindful eating with you to a restaurant can […]

Don’t Worry, Be Happy: Eat What You Love This Holiday

I recently blogged about the perils of listening to all the holiday eating advice that we’re bombarded with these days.  So what do I do but write some more of it!  But this has a bit of a different ring to it, as you can tell by the title of this post. Click on over […]