Reduce Overeating with Healthy Rebel Behavior

Easier to add behaviors than remove them When you want to make a change, such as overcoming overeating, it is easier to add a behavior than to take one away. One thing I suggest is to experiment with adding healthy rebel behavior to your life. In my last blog I talked about how rebel behavior […]

Stop Hating, Stop Waiting and Start Living

In honor of Mara Glatzel, who will be doing a special workshop next week at Green Mountain called “Stop Hating, Stop Waiting and Start Living,” today we are reposting a beautiful piece she wrote for after her guest stay in January about the importance of losing the body fantasy. I think we all have one. […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Learning to Forgive Myself

This is 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 challenges and victories of recovery. Forgiveness is often one of the hardest things to give, especially to ourselves. I still haven’t forgiven myself for turning to food during […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: My Inner Battles

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 challenges and victories of recovery. Sometimes I feel like Miss Jekyll and Miss Hyde. In my case I guess we’ll say I’m Miss Jaclyn and Miss Hyper-Sensitive-Over-Emotional-Where’s-The-Pasta-Monaco. It’s exhausting. I […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Loving Yourself At Your Lowest

A series by Green Mountain alum Jacki Monaco on overcoming binge eating. Follow her journey every other Thursday as she blogs about the challenges and victories of recovery. I had a surprise moment that tested my strength last week. I love to laugh, I pride myself in having a good sense of humor even, but […]

Emotional Eating Strategy: The QTIP

QTIP=Quit Taking It Personally!! I learned about the QTIP technique from a participant at Green Mountain at Fox Run.  She kept a Q-tip® taped to her computer so she would remember…. remember to not make all of it all about her failings. Usually her self talk was: It is all my fault I should have […]

Emotional Eating Book Review: Eating With Fierce Kindness

Green Mountain alum and blogger Jill C is back with another book review, this one on the topic of emotional eating, “Eating with Fierce Kindness.” At some point in your life, you may have found it necessary to self-soothe with food. And maybe, like me, you are ready to change that story. If so, it’s […]

A Losing Battle: Comparing Ourselves to Others

Last week, I was obsessed with the news about Google executive, Marissa Mayer, being named the new CEO of Yahoo! Not only is Marissa a millionaire (she was Google employee #20), she’s pretty, brilliant, pregnant, and….. 37 years old.  Up until I read the part about her age, I read the story with interest like […]

Stop Emotional Eating Even When the Sh#$%t is Hitting the Fan

Negative self talk, body hate, and being overwhelmed are common feelings for women who use food to cope. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine that anything can change, that you can stop emotional eating, that you can change your eating patterns. We use food in so many different ways, but one we have been discussing at  […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Letting Go of Food Spaces & Places

“The Binge Eating Diaries” is a series by Green Mountain alum Jacki Monaco on her experience with binge eating disorder. Follow Jacki every other Thursday as she shares discoveries, challenges and successes on her journey to health and happiness. The end of this month marks one year since I started my month-long stay at Green Mountain. […]

Guest Post: Learning to Listen to My Body

Today we present a guest post by Green Mountain alum, Julia Newman, on letting go of rules around exercise and learning to listen to her body. At one point, Julia only used exercise as another diet, her activities guided by rules and mired in measurements. Needless to say, it wasn’t enjoyable or sustainable. Today, Julia has […]

Dressing for Your Body Today: Guest Post

Today’s guest post is by Sally McGraw of Already Pretty on why you need to dress for the body you have today, not yesterday or tomorrow. A girlfriend of mine has been unhappy with her body for… well, for as long as I’ve known her. She is one of the most naturally beautiful women I’ve […]

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 […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Why I Recommend an Alter Ego

This post is the second installment in “The Binge Eating Diaries” series by Green Mountain alum Jacki Monaco on her experience with binge eating disorder. Follow Jacki every other Thursday as she shares the discoveries she’s made on her journey to health and happiness. In my first blog post, I introduced myself and my journey […]

Emotional Eating: Is It Possible to Not Hate It?

If you are looking to stop emotional eating the process of learning to understand it can be challenging and  frustrating.  But by exploring rather than ignoring you can start to look at  your emotional eating. Perhaps  you can begin to be less mad at your eating and even start to appreciate this pattern as a […]

Emotional Eating in Four Parts

Emotional eating is  complex and ever changing.   The next 4 blogs will help you explore emotional eating in your life. At Green Mountain , a women’s weight loss spa, women talk about emotional eating as something in their lives that they can’t control.  In fact their eating overtakes them; they feel hopeless and discouraged. Wishing […]

Mindful Eating for Emotional Eating

Emotional eating is a hot topic at Green Mountain.  We speak about it frequently.  It can be triggered unexpectedly for no obvious reason or it can be in reaction to wanting to manage a difficult situation. In the class “Understanding Emotions That Can Lead You To Eat” we discuss the thorny problem of identifying emotions.  […]

Binge Eating:The Conference

This weekend we were privileged to take part in the Binge Eating Disorder Association’s 2012 National Conference Revolution Ahead: Illuminating the Path to Freedom from BED, Emotional Overeating, & Weight Stigma. This is the third annual conference exploring the issues surrounding treatment of binge eating. This conference offered the hope of springtime for many who […]

Gratitude: Make It Happen In Your Life

Can you imagine starting out your day with a thank you? Imagine connecting with your Green Mountain wins…small successes that you count, notice and hold on to. Imagine starting a sentence with I am thankful____________. Gratitude and appreciation are ways to increase your positive self talk and by definition, decrease your negative self talk. The […]

Fat, Fat, Fat-the critical voice inside

Negative Self-Talk We are so hard on our bodies and just keep focusing on weight loss. I am not talking about the ways we don’t take care of ourselves physically.  I am talking about our negative self talk. Your Inner Critic Could I pay you large sums of money to talk to any child the […]