Could Gluttony be Good for Us?

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

After several weeks of eating very well as part of our new Food as Medicine program at Green Mountain — lots of great-tasting veggies and other good-for-me stuff — last weekend I enjoyed a meal that got me thinking.  If according to our genetics, e.g., our Paleolithic caveman ancestors, we evolved on a famine-feast type of  eating pattern, could an […] Read more »

Yes, these contributed significantly to my tasty meal.

The Mindful Eating Experiment

By Mary

I’ve done something I shouldn’t have done.  Something I never thought I would have done while I was here. What did I do? I ate without being mindful. In fact I ate purposefully without thinking about my food.  In a way it was a mindful thing to do because I gave myself permission to eat without thinking and to eat […] Read more »


It Happened This Week: Jessica Simpson, Self Acceptance and No Regrets

By Emily

“Jessica Simpson, who was battered by media coverage about her weight earlier this year, is…reportedly shopping around a new reality program that focuses on society’s scrutiny of women’s bodies.” Will you watch? The “secret first step” to mindful eating? Self Acceptance, says Dr. Susan Albers on the Huffington Post. “The goal of self-acceptance is to learn how to say, ‘I […] Read more »


Take a Vacation from Weight Worries

By Emily

Give Yourself a Break from Weight Anxiety Memorial Day is almost upon us. After a long winter, the sun is shining and it’s barbecue season again! I did a quick Google search for “Memorial Day” and “food” or “diet” and got back a bunch of hits about sticking to your diet on holidays. We’ve got our own advice (and since […] Read more »


Maybe Self-Control Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Every week when we introduce the concept that overeating is part of ‘normal’ eating, and that occasional overeating can be healthy, we hear  sighs of relief from women who have been struggling for years to control that urge. Normal eating can be thought of as a style of eating that’s hardwired into most of us because there are survival mechanisms […] Read more »