I didn’t realize what kind of mental state I was in until all the women who work there so tirelessly broke down my walls. I am no longer afraid of food. I don’t beat myself up for the choices I make, and I listen to my cravings.
I miss the place that changed my life, and will talk about it as long as people will listen to me. It wasn’t about losing physical weight, for me it was about losing mental weight and boy am I glad I did.
Spending time at GM changed my life, plain and simple. For the first time in my lifelong struggle with food and eating, I felt understood by a community of caring professionals and fellow women who were just as lost as I was. I learned about how and why my struggle started, and most importantly, I learned how to tackle what had seemed like an insurmountable problem. I came home armed with new coping skills and strategies, some really easy and simple to apply, others requiring more patience and self-kindness. I can’t say enough about how grateful I am for my experience at GM.
I was amazed that this program worked. I feel good in my body all the time now. Anyone who has issues with eating or overeating or dieting should consider taking this program for the full four weeks. It will change your life.
I truly enjoyed my experience. I ate well, moved my body, met friends, listened to myself, found my inner voice again, and I’m ready to begin a happier, healthier, life back home. Thank you Green Mountain!
I would definitely recommend Green Mountain to any woman who’s looking to go somewhere where she guides the changes she will make. Green Mountain is very self-driven with assistance from professionals as needed, but we (the participants) are in the driver’s seat. Anyone who is looking to explore their relationship with food, learn about their bodies, discover different ways of moving/exercising, and getting to know amazing women in a beautiful place, Green Mountain is your place!
After years of being stuck, the professional and qualified staff initiated a new way of life. A happier life. I was a chronic dieter for 40 years, now I don’t diet and I feel liberated and free. It’s so nice to like myself after years of self-loathing. I highly recommend a stay, because you deserve it. It’s an investment that is well worth the time and money. Nothing better than to get away from the hustle of life to get in touch with nature and self.
I just came back home after spending three amazing weeks in the Green Mountain at Fox Run health retreat. It was a life changer for me. A true health retreat, mind, and body focusing on weight management by incorporating mindfulness in all aspect of life.
At Green Mountain I listened, moved, talked and laughed. Classes were very informational and all the ladies were fun. The activities were great and (oh yes) the food was wonderful. I was never hungry.
Now four months later my scales are down 29 pounds! Mindful eating really works!I love Green Mountain at Fox Run and highly recommend it.
“I’ve done it all, and this is the only thing that has ever worked for me.”
Green Mountain is, without question, an ideal weight loss and wellness retreat if your own well being is what you really want. For the first time in my life I’m eating like a thin person. What I learned at GMFR is that when nothing is forbidden you can’t “blow” or “go off” a diet and whatever you eat now does not need to impact what you eat next. I have consistently been losing 7 pounds a month for four months and even lost a little while I was away for ten days over Christmas. There is no question that this is a place to indulge yourself, but the indulgence is taking the time to figure out what you need and work with wise counselors to help you find strategies to make it happen.
“After my fourth week here, I was off my short-acting insulin and my oral medication. A week after I left, I was off my long-acting medication. No hypertension medication. Quite frankly, I’m not on any medication except an occasional aspirin. I like the way I look, and I like Marie Danis. Quite probably for the first time in my life.”
“I can’t remember when I had my last mindless binge—more than a year ago. Granted, I overeat from time to time, just like I should. I can’t thank you enough for your insight and support to put me on the pathway to healthy eating.”
“The PCOS classes (nutrition and the types of exercise are most effective for women with PCOS) were SO HELPFUL. Literally better info from those two segments than any discussion I’ve had with a GP. I’m so grateful that PCOS-specific discussions were included — thank you! Overall, it was a great mix of classes and exercise options — really supportive, inclusive, but with enough ‘oomph’ to make a difference.”
“I love this place, the people, the experience. I spent 2 weeks here and it was one of the best decisions I ever made for myself. I am unsure if I lost any physical weight, but I do know I lost a ton of emotional weight that was holding me back from living my best life.
The staff, the other participants, the location all played key roles in making this such an enjoyable, if not always easy, journey for me.
If you want to reclaim yourself, your life, your joy, your inner peace, even you(r) inner warrior, I highly recommend Green Mountain at Fox Run.”
“It’s a lifestyle change. You learn it to live it…to have it go with you.”
“It’s probably the first time I’ve ever felt full acceptance, and it’s just freedom. Everybody’s just so full of love and compassion.”
“There is no other program like this out there in the world. It was the best decision of my life to attend and find peace around food and my body. I am enough. I highly recommend Green Mountain at Fox Run for women dealing with binge eating disorder or over eating.”
“I could not get a handle on my eating and bingeing behavior at home. I was in a vicious cycle I could not break until I spent a week at Green Mountain, and was suddenly able to see a different way to engage with food. To put more structure in my day, to cease the starvation/bingeing cycle, and instead structure my day by food, to plan out most importantly, when to eat. It changed my focus, and helped me reconnect with my body, to feeling the early stages of hunger instead of only the intense hunger that contributed to the need to binge. It taught me that exercise does not have to be painful or intense to be effective, and that you should listen to your body in that too. And it taught me to reshape the conversation within myself, to find a more positive way to look at food, to look at myself, and to find importance and requirement of fulfilling my needs within the needs of my family, instead of only thinking of what is needed for them with myself at the bottom of the list. It has been life changing, and I cannot thank everyone at Green Mountain at Fox Run more for the brief but powerful experience I had there.”
“GMFR was a transformative experience for me. The staff, culture, setting, programs and –yes– the food were all excellent and together created a thoughtful, informed, nurturing atmosphere in which to reshape how I think about food, nourishment, and my own well-being. I feel like what I really lost were so many of the burdens and delusions about weight, my body and what it means to be healthy, that I’d been carrying around for years. I’m so grateful for the experience. It’s simple but radical, and I highly recommend it.“
“I came to Green Mountain at Fox Run expecting a weight loss retreat, but what I got was so much more. I got an education on how to care for my body, mind and spirit…I would recommend it to any woman that is struggling with taking care of herself and making herself a priority.”
“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.”
“Green Mountain at Fox Run exceeded my expectations. It was a terrific re-set and the perfect environment to focus on balance – health supportive eating, enjoyable movement and mindfulness… I learned so much and at the same time, have not been that relaxed in 29 years!”
“For many reasons I am grateful to GM. Today my doctor officially took me off cholesterol meds and high blood pressure meds. There is not one portion of my levels outside normal range. Even my HDLs and LDLs are normal. I no longer have regular heart burn. IBS is nonexistent. My system works.
Who says a fat girl can’t be happy and healthy? I’m not a marathon runner but I have found movement that I do & enjoy. I know how to quiet down my mind with breathing & meditation. In a year and a half I have helped myself in so many ways. At 51, I feel alive, most importantly I FEEL – thank you for your support!”
“Going to Green Mountain gives you some space to escape your life and focus on you. The support team of dietitians, therapists, trainers and other participants help you build knowledge and skills you need to change your life, take better care of yourself, and manage weight concerns. You will leave feeling like a new person, ready to implement what you learned at Green Mountain into your life at home.”
“The courses were all professionally taught, complete, with a good variety. Very notable that all the instructors are able to easily modify so that all can participate in most classes.”
“For the first time that I can remember, I am not obsessed with food and I feel good about my body and my being. It is a gift and a treasure that I appreciate every day.”
“Green Mountain approaches eating and weight in a manner that considers the entire person, body and mind, in an atmosphere that is about acceptance and health. Spending time here is truly an investment in you and your quality of life.”
“If you hesitate to go to GM because of the cost, think again. I gladly pay the price because the GM staff is the best group of warm, compassionate, knowledgeable people in their areas of expertise that I could ever hope to find in one place. I come back from GM feeling renewed and energized, ready to face the world again with better ways to live a balanced life.”