Binge Eating and Emotional Health

Binge eating affects mental and emotional health by inviting  feelings of self loathing and hopelessness and depression.   The percentage of people who binge eat is greater than individuals suffering from anorexia and bulimia combined. It helps to unshackle binge eating  from weight loss to create behavior change. Bingeing is a natural response to restriction; however,  […]

Feeling Fat? Visualize Your Way To Healthy Thinking

Visualization is a powerful tool to make change happen.  Many women have a picture in their mind of how they want their body to look.  This picture almost always includes weight loss. Their self talk is critcal, demoralizing and can include self hate.   “If only I could  think myself thin rather than obsessing about food […]

Binge Eating On Friday Night: At Least I Am Not Alone

In discussions with women who come to Vermont’s Green Mountain at Fox Run, I frequently hear stories about the out-of-control urge binge eaters sometimes have to prepare for binges as the end of the week approaches. The excitement, the planning, the shopping around for just the right foods.  And then wishing they weren’t dealing with  […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – You Eat With Your Eyes First

Here at our healthy weight loss spa, we talk a lot about satiety. Satiety is more than just satisfaction, it refers to that feeling of being gratified from what you’ve experienced. And eating a nutritionally appropriate meal just might not be enough to cause that feeling. For example, consider a perfectly healthy meal of baked […]

It Happened This Week-Women’s Day, George Michael’s Un-Marijuana Diet, Lily Allen’s Bulimia Struggle

The 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day occurred this week, and many organizations seized the opportunity to highlight women’s continuing struggles across the globe, including in regards to health. In the U.S., 61.2% of women are “overweight” and 35.5% are “obese.” While weight is hardly the only indicator of health, those percentages are a bit […]

It Happened This Week – Michelle Obama and Gwyneth Paltrow Criticized During NEDA Week

In honor of this being National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, today the focus is on women’s body image in the public eye. And there has been plenty of talk on this topic recently… On his radio show on Monday, Rush Limbaugh criticized Michelle Obama’s dinner. The First Lady, whose wellness initiatives hope to teach children about fitness […]

It Happened This Week – Title X Funding, Aretha Franklin, and Simple Changes for Weight Loss

Many critics this week were decrying the effect proposed legislation might have on women’s health care. Several bills have been proposed recently that would decrease funding or even eradicate the Title X Family Planning program, which Nixon signed into law in 1970 to fund health clinics. One bill would stop all funding to any clinic […]

Finding Peace Within: A #gmKISS Valentine Message for YOU!

"May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. […]

It Happened This Week – New Dietary Guidelines, Lousy Labeling, and Wearing Red

New dietary guidelines were released by the US Government on Monday, encouraging Americans to eat more fruits and veggies, mind their portion sizes, drink more water, and consume less salt. Also stressed are increased exercise, switching to low or fat free milk based products, consuming more whole grains, and choosing seafood over meat. Sounds like […]

It Happened This Week – Food Trends for 2011, Resolutions and Revolutions

Resolutions?  Nah.  We prefer revolutions, such as the one encouraged by the Health at Every Size movement.  Instead of making shallow promises to diet, why not switch perspective to that of health, well-being, and loving yourself no matter what?  Model Isabelle Caro's death due to complications from anorexia was announced this week.  She was 28.  Known […]

Routine for Health and Weight Loss

As my 3 week break from work is winding down, I'm surprised at how quickly I've gotten out of my typical work-day routine.  Normally I'd rise at 5:15, go for a run, get ready for work, and have breakfast before heading out the door by 8:15.  In the past 3 weeks I've only been awake […]

Changing for Me, Not for Others

A component of our new Food As Medicine Program at Green Mountain is food sensitivity testing.  We use LEAP (Lifestyle Eating and Performance) MRT (Mediator Release Testing) to assess for food and food-chemical sensitivities.  People experience a wide range of symptoms from food sensitivities, the most common of which are headaches, migraines, IBS, diarrhea, and fibromyalgia.  […]

Turning off the TV for Health & Healthy Weights

The more I think about it, the more I'm inclined to recommend getting rid of our TVs, or at least using them less.  Now that said, I'll admit I'd be the biggest hypocrite in the world if I told other people to stop watching TV completely, because I definitely use mine on a daily basis.  […]

Is Your Child’s Hot Lunch A Hot Mess?

Remember your favorite hot school lunch? For me, it was a toss up.  Mashed potatoes and hamburger gravy, as the main entrée (with a side of salty, buttered dinner roll), and Hamburger Day!  I admit, I don’t recall much in the way of vegetables or fruit, but I’m sure they were represented – somewhere.  Of course,  J.E.L.L.O! It’s not […]

Keeping Lost Weight Off: 168 Pounds for Three Years

Here at A Weight Lifted, we aren’t always on top of blog statistics and the like.  Our usual pattern is more just writing what we’re thinking about and hoping someone will find it interesting/useful.  But we have noticed that for a long while, we’ve gotten readers from a blog called Lynn’s Weigh.  Just who is […]

Losing 150 Pounds: One Woman’s Story

Losing weight can be hard.  Keeping it off can be even harder given our environment that almost seems to encourage the opposite.  And approaches that don’t add up to the best weight loss program practices for most of us.   Annabel from Feed Me I’m Cranky shares her formula for success in our interview below.  […]

Is Responsible Advertising an Oxymoron?

This is a short post today because if everything goes as planned, I’m flying back from an all-too-rare, all-too-short family vacation at my sister’s home where I got to see my daughter and spend time with the whole family together.  With the son off to college in a few weeks, and daughter off a few […]

It Happened This Week: Cookbooks, Miley, Beyonce and Oprah

Diabetes Daily reviews “You Don’t Have to Be Diabetic to Love This Cookbook.” Teen idol Miley Cyrus created a stir on Twitter by writing about her jiggling thighs. The LA Times reports that insurance giant Kaiser Permanente now has farmers markets at many of their medical centers. The Calgary Herald says that one of Canada’s […]

In Praise of Real Food

Spring has sprung, at least on the calendar.  It may still be snowing in your part of the world (as it is in mine), but we know the days of summer are just around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere.  For many of us that means gardens, farmers’ markets, seasonal produce, good food, good times.  […]

It Happened This Week: Diabetes Books, Frozen Goodies and Reality Shows

We’re jazzed that sustainability maven Alice Waters has introduced a new line of frozen foods. Each entree comes with an “oven-ready terra-cotta plate rubbed with garlic and sprinkled with salt” and “laden with seasonal vegetables.” Now that sounds like a winner! Link via Civil Eats. Diabetes Mine reviews the Real-Life Guide to Diabetes, recently published […]