Emotional Eating

Overcoming Binge Eating: Chocolate as Love

Chocolate represents love, whether it be from our significant other, child, parent or just good friend. But for women who struggle with eating and weight, chocolate often represents something else: Binge time. What’s behind this reaction, and what can we do to change it? Here’s what we’ve learned at Green Mountain working with the women who have come to our […] Read more »

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Stopping Binge Eating: Well Balanced Meals

A recent discussion on our alumnae discussion board got me thinking about this topic. A few of our past participants have been talking about how they are obsessed with food, and that they can’t stop thinking about it. While food obsessions aren’t always about eating enough, sometimes they are. Whether we’re consciously trying to eat less or not, when we […] Read more »

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What Your Food Cravings May Be Telling You

Pastries to the left of us, drive-thrus to the right, candy dish straight ahead… we live in a time where food seems to be everywhere we turn. For many people, just seeing and/or smelling food triggers cravings that seem uncontrollable. If we change how we think about cravings, however, we can find it’s not at all about control. It’s about […] Read more »

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How Does A Negative Body Image Affect Your Weight…and Life?

A Quick Body Image Quiz When you eat a large meal and feel too full, do you start to think you’re fat? When you’re in a bad mood, do you usually mentally criticize your body? When you wear something unflattering, do you tend to blame it on your body size or shape? Do you often find yourself thinking negatively about […] Read more »

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Managing Food Cravings: Healthy Weight Loss for Women

When we think we’re dealing with carbohydrate cravings, a new study published in the International Journal of Obesity suggests we’re really just craving calories. But not just any source of calories…something that has a lot of them. We’re hungry, and we want something to satisfy. As we all know, that’s usually not a carrot stick. The study was part of a larger one that looked […] Read more »

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