What Are You Hungry For?

“As we make friends with our feelings, we can discover that they can be allies and guides in this journey we call life. They can lead us to a place of deep understanding about who we really are and what we truly want, a place we might not otherwise be able to reach.” ~ Eating in the Light of the […] Read more »

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How Much Exercise Is Enough?

We often hear from our alums that they don’t know if they’re getting enough exercise. After all, most of us don’t have four to five hours each day to exercise like we do on a typical day here at Green Mountain. Our most important advice in this regard is to base your goals on where you are right now. No […] Read more »

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Eat, Move and Enjoy!

Janet can’t fit into her clothes. They’re not old clothes; she spent more money than she liked after she lost weight just a couple of months ago. This isn’t something new to her either. She’s been there, done that too many times before. Just what is she doing, and why isn’t it working for her? If Janet is like many […] Read more »

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Improving Body Image for Healthy Weight Loss Success: Loving Our Bodies

I hate my body….I feel defeated…Why try to take care of myself?…I eat for comfort…I eat too much and don’t have the energy to go for a walk. Who has uttered these words before, then gotten caught up in the behaviors they spawn? Maybe the better question is who hasn’t? When we look at it this way, it’s easy to […] Read more »

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When Body Positivity Feels Impossible

When we have talked negatively to ourselves for years, decades even, being body positive all of a sudden or accepting our body “as is” feels phony, far-fetched, or like it’s settling. In addition, our culture supports women fixating on what’s “wrong” with our appearance… our weight, our wrinkles, our waves… there are diets, creams and straightening irons to fix all […] Read more »

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