“I’m so uncomfortable in my body… I spend a lot of my day obsessing about my weight and food.”
“Food is my go-to when I feel lonely, stressed, overwhelmed. It’s how I get through school – and life – right now.”
“I feel caught in a cycle of overeating and then hating myself. But it doesn’t stop me from going back to food again to cope.”
For college-age women, life can seem like a pressure cooker, a time of transition and uncertainty, magnified by the feeling that everything needs to be “figured out” now.
A Young Woman’s Solution for Healthy Weight Loss
Fact: Dieting makes you gain, not lose weight. Think about it – the longer you’ve been on diets, the harder it is to find your healthy weight. It’s not a coincidence!
We Provide Proven Health and Weight Management Solutions
In our safe, supportive environment with no judgment or pressure, young women discover and practice how to:
Redefine healthy eating so that it’s something she wants and can do (Hint: It can include pizza!)
Navigate life transitions without feeling overwhelmed, and without turning to food for comfort
Develop a healthy relationship with her body – to feel confident and achieve her healthy weight
Live a life free of restrictive dieting, bingeing and emotional overeating
Make fitness an enjoyable part of her life
Manage stress in relationships so that her needs are met and she can support herself
Build supportive relationships with other young women who share her struggles
Our young women’s program includes all the benefits of our weekly Healthy Weight Management Program, which includes meals, lodging, fitness and educational workshops. It also features classes that address key issues for college-aged women, including a support group and opportunities for young women to come together in a safe, judgment-free environment.
“How I feel and act today still astonishes those around me who loved me through my hard times and see me succeeding now. I’m unsure how I would have or if I could have changed my life without Green Mountain… Now, I am a 23-year-old woman who has found the strength to love herself more than her bond with food.” Read More >
~ Jacki Monaco, Los Angeles
What’s Special About the Green Mountain Program
As part of the program, participants attend our core healthy weight management program, which includes:
- An exceptional behavioral program dealing with binge and emotional eating, body image issues and the unique stressors that young women face.
- A wide variety of exercise classes, with modifications offered depending on the participant’s level of fitness.
- A fundamental nutrition/eating behavior program, providing participants with strategies to normalize their eating habits in a way that can be incorporated into their life at home.
- An experienced professional and credentialed staff, with years of weight/lifestyle management and behavioral experience.
Change Your Life: Find a Permanent Solution to Weight Struggles
This time it can be different. This time it can work. We help women establish a long-term healthy lifestyle to overcome weight struggles once and for all.
Our traditional Young Women’s Program is closed for the year and will start again in summer 2016. During the off season, young women can still greatly benefit from our core healthy weight program, but will have fewer sessions devoted to the specific challenges young women face.