“I need to lose weight fast. I don’t feel acceptable at this size.”
“I keep sabotaging myself with food and I don’t know why.”
“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.”
Do you know a young woman aged 18-25 who feels like this?
We see them frequently at Green Mountain. They’re overwhelmed with life, often caught in transition from teenage high school years to college, or looking at completing college soon and have no idea what to do with their lives.
Combine that with worry over eating, weight, body image — something that afflicts many young women today — and you’ve got a recipe for eating and weight struggles.
During the first two weeks of 2015, we’re offering a special program for young women on college break to make use of this time to set the stage for managing well throughout the year. And the solution, they are happy to learn, isn’t giving up pizza.
Beyond Pizza, Burgers and Fries: Breaking the Cycle of Emotional Overeating & Body Loathing
Two weeks in January: January 4 and January 11, 2015
In our safe, supportive environment with no judgment or pressure, they discover and practice how to:
Recognize emotional triggers and respond to them in ways other than eating
Develop a healthier relationship with your body to achieve and maintain your healthy weight
Redefine healthy eating so that it’s something you actually want to do and can do
Make fitness a pleasurable part of your life
Manage stress in relationships so that your needs are met
Navigate life transitions without feeling overwhelmed
Build supportive relationships with young women who share your struggles