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 […]

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 […]

40 Reasons to Stop Dieting Before You Start

Today’s blog post is part of our top-40 series to mark Green Mountain’s 40th anniversary. International NO DIET Day Yesterday was International NO DIET day, and I read some astonishingly heartfelt pieces about why people don’t diet or have stopped dieting. Among them – Tiffany of More Cabaret – on not dieting as an ode […]

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 […]

What to Do Instead of Dieting: Inspirational Video

Today a gift from Rick Kausman, MD, member of the Association for Size Diversity & Health, on whose listserv he generously shared this beautiful work.  It’s an inspirational recipe to reach your natural, healthy weight. This from the write-up below the video on YouTube: Dr. Rick Kausman is a medical doctor who is recognised as […]

Stop Dieting & Start to Lose Weight: Guest Post

Today’s post is courtesy of Sheryl Kraft, a freelance writer who recently visited Green Mountain to learn more about how we help women who struggle with eating, weight, body image and self esteem.  She originally posted it on healthywomen.org, a website whose name and tagline — “informed. empowered” — is right up our alley! I’m […]

Yo-Yo Dieting May Lead to Chronic Inflammation, Disease, Unhealthy Weight

Most American Women Have Yo-Yo Dieted Who among the frequent readers of this blog hasn’t lost and gained weight numerous times?  If you’re like many American women, this describes you.  It certainly does me in my younger days when I was determined to lose weight.  Which I did over and over again in between bouts […]