Another Diet Plan in Sheep’s Clothing?

When Weight Loss Products Jump on the Non-Diet Bandwagon It’s always “interesting” (mild word for my true feelings) to see the television ads that come out every January, touting old and new (mostly old) weight loss plans and products. You know the players — they’re there every year, reaching out to people who are often […]

Why is it so HARD to Lose Weight? Here’s Why…

Maybe You Don’t Need To Lose Weight Before you say, “What??  This girl’s nuts!” just hear me out.  First of all, how do you know what is a healthy weight for you?  Do you base it on a BMI chart, recommendations from your doctor, your weight in college, what your best friend weighs???  The way I […]

How I Finally Gave Up Dieting

One of our Slim Chance Award judges and favorite bloggers, Annabel Adams, let go of dieting for good last year. Think you’re ready, too? Annabel has 8 questions for you to answer to get you started. Last year, I did something unheard of: I gave up dieting. This may not seem like a big deal, […]

Health at My Size

As we get closer to Health Weight Week, from January 19-25, we wanted to re-share one of our most popular guest blog posts from 2013. Kate from the blog “This Is Not a Diet, It’s My Life” writes about health at her size. Hello, my name is Kate and I am a recovered yo-yo dieter. […]

Announcing the Worst Weight Loss Schemes of 2013

Before You Start Another Diet… It’s the beginning of a new year and you know what that means to the chronic dieter. Time to start a new diet! If you’re contemplating one, put away your scale and take note. An independent panel of expert judges, selected by Green Mountain, has selected the worst weight loss […]

Body Transformation Starts with Your Head

How you feel about your body may be keeping you from the body you want As in, you can’t get there from here (at least if how you feel about your body means that you are mired in shame, self-criticism, and a pervasive sense of not-good-enough). Those are feelings that transform… but not into anything […]

Can You Be Fat and Healthy?

According to the latest headlines, you can’t be fat and healthy. I imagine you’ve seen/heard those headlines in recent days. They’re about a study that was just published looking at the question of whether a person can be healthy at higher weights. “Fat and healthy is a myth” (LA Times) “New research disputes fat but […]

Nuts for Weight Loss?

Increased Nut Consumption, Decreased Waist Circumference According to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, you might benefit from eating nuts more often.  This study on nuts examined the association between frequent consumption of nuts by reviewing dietary habits of close to 119,000 men and women. The most exciting finding was that as nut consumption increased, rates […]

Nominate The Worst Weight Loss Schemes of 2013

Another Day, Another Diet Do you just shake your head when you see an insane infomercial for yet another weight loss product? Or do you get frustrated when you hear a friend tell you she is starting a ridiculous diet that you know will make her struggles worse? Now is the time to help Green […]

The Biggest Loser: The Case of the Caffeine Pills

If it wasn’t clear already, after this week it should be. “The Biggest Loser” is not about health. It’s not about fitness. It’s not about long-lasting, long-term strategies for weight management. It’s about losing weight at all costs. I don’t watch the show, but paid some attention to it this week because of First Lady […]

Shaking Good-or-Bad Thinking (and Weight Struggles?) for Good

We talk a lot about all-or-nothing thinking and good-or-bad thinking on our blog because it’s a big deal. After so many years of subscribing to this school of thought, whether we even know it or not, it’s hard to shake – like a lingering cold. But shake it we must, for it only draws out […]

Food Addiction Part I: Just a Delay Tactic?

Whether you feel addicted to certain foods, or the pattern of using food to cope with painful feelings or relationships, none of it feels good. It doesn’t feel good and yet in that moment of wanting “out” from a thought or feeling that feels like it might catch up to you, you reach for what’s […]

Ask First Lady Michelle Obama Not to Appear on The Biggest Loser

That is, ask her not to do it again.  Yes, she’s already appeared on The Biggest Loser (TBL) once.  And is scheduled to do so again in November.  Here’s why the Binge Eating Disorder Association and BingeBehavior.com have mounted a campaign to ask Mrs. Obama to rethink this bad idea. The approach promoted by The […]

Healthy Headlines: What’s The News That’s Fit to Print?

I’m not sure if the trend is really all that new… news organizations feeling they have to entertain to be newsy, but is it necessary to smack us over the head with shocking (and schlocky) proclamations just to get our attention? Especially when it comes to health-related studies and findings? There must be quantifiable data which supports the idea […]

Did You See Her Thigh Gap?

Model Robyn Lawley Doesn’t Have A Thigh Gap Some Say This Model Is Fat. She Gives Such A Perfect Response That Even Ellen Degeneres Applauds. Okay, this is a thing now apparently. Like a thing young women are striving for when they go on diets – getting the perfect thigh gap. So, now the body ideal we […]

Fiona Apple: Is Her Weight Anyone’s Business?

Fiona Apple is one of my favorite female artists. Very rarely do I click on any of the headlines from my MSN home page, but seeing that she had fans commenting about her health status during one of her recent shows piqued my interest. Apparently, mid-set the fan yelled out “Fiona get healthy, we want to see […]

Optimism: A Detour to Emotional Wellbeing

I watched a movie this weekend starring Jude Law who plays a psychiatrist. The third act was a little lame, but I’m a sucker for Jude Law, so I hung in there until the end even though you could see it coming from a mile away. The reason I reference this movie is there was a line Law […]

Wimbledon Singles Champion Gets Served a Double Standard

Generally, I don’t think tennis gets the attention it deserves, but there was plenty of buzz at the close of the Wimbledon fortnight this past Sunday. The big headline, of course, was Andy Murray, Britain’s (semi) native son, finally ended what millions were lamenting as a “77 year British drought” (Interesting coming from the land of Cambridge […]

40 Ways to Measure Success Beyond the Scale

Today’s blog post is part of our top-40 series to mark Green Mountain’s 40th anniversary. So you’ve been trying to eat more healthfully and walk to work everyday. To see the difference it’s making, you get on the scale. As the scale bounces numbers around and then finally settles, you jump off the scale and […]

Fretting about Weddings: Stop Comparing, Start Celebrating

At a wedding this weekend I spoke with three single women of varying ages. There was a great deal of fretting displayed by these women as they worked to negotiate the dance floor, the bouquet toss, and shapes and sizes of the other women. But we don’t think you need to be single (or the […]