Using Science as a Springboard for Diving into the Unknown


Let’s face it – when it comes to creating change, having ‘proof’ that an approach works helps entering the unknown a little less daunting.

Who doesn’t want assurances that our hard work will be rewarded?

Making that Leap of Faith Less Scary

science-healthy-weight-managementAt Green Mountain we understand that taking a leap of faith into the unknown can feel scary – like a leaf blowing in the wind – anchorless, adrift and at the mercy of yet another approach. The women who visit us are ready and eager to find a solution that will last long term and finally – hold the test of time.

They understand all too well what doesn’t work based on experience (i.e. diets), but letting go of the old ways and stepping into the practice of being different is unnerving for all of us, no matter what ‘it’ looks like. Here we are asking women to tune in to and feel – and then practicing honoring– their body’s cues.

This practice involves building trust in Self because that trust has been shattered over the years by knowing ‘what to do’ for optimal health but choosing the path of least resistance in the moment.

Research Supports the Non-Diet & Mindfulness Approach

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We find that what helps with this leap into the unknown is to understand the research behind our body/mind approach. This knowledge gives women something to hold onto as they move into the practice of being different – it helps to provide at least a little footing for entering new territory.

Unfortunately, quietly funded research that proves the non-diet and mindfulness approach works isn’t as ‘in your face’ compared to, say, the dieting ads that are fueled by the annual 65 billion dollar industry. The loudest voice isn’t necessarily the correct voice – but it certainly draws our attention.

3 Days of Science & Practice in Our New Weekend Retreat

science of healthy weight lossWith this in mind, we are pleased to announce that we are offering a special weekend intensive that shines a brighter light on the new science behind the non-diet and mindfulness approach to achieving a healthy weight.

Topics will include:

  • The Science of Mindfulness
  • The Physiological and Psychological Response to Movement
  • How the Gut Microbiome Influences Food Choices
  • Body Weight and the Metabolic Basis of Weight Loss and Gain

To name a few.

Explore The Science Behind How To Achieve And Maintain A Healthy Weight

This weekend intensive is aimed at new and past Green Mountain participants alike as we will be delving deeper into the science behind how to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Join Us April 16-19, 2015
The Science & Practice of a Non-Diet Approach to Healthy Weights

Our team of professionals will share the latest research that is creating a buzz in the science, psychological and medical fields, and WHY the lifestyle approach works on both a physiological and psychological level for long term, positive change – once and for all.

We hope you’ll join us!

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Erin Risius, MA, LPC

Erin Risius, MA, LPC, is a former program director of Green Mountain at Fox Run.

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