MORE THAN A WEIGHT LOSS RETREAT:
FIND PEACE WITH FOOD, BODY & SELF
So many of us associate weight struggles with feelings of guilt. We are burdened by societal standards and unrealistic weight loss programs for women that have nothing to do with who we are as individuals. And yet, somehow, we blame ourselves.
The truth is, weight does NOT dictate health. Each of us have very different bodies and needs that determine what a healthy weight is for us. At Green Mountain, you’ll not only explore differences, you’ll embrace them by embracing yourself.
Unlike a typical weight loss program for women, our program doesn’t focus on weight loss but instead on creating lasting change, and a deep sense of well-being. Through powerful tools such as mindfulness techniques, stress reduction skills, and movement that is customized to your fitness level and body size, you’ll learn to practice self-care in your daily life. It’s a game-changer.
YOUR EXPERIENCE HERE WILL INCLUDE:
- A personal wellness assessment
- Workshops and educational groups facilitated by registered dietitians and master’s and doctoral level psychologists
- Courses in Self-care & Compassion, Stress Reduction, Setting Realistic Goals for Yourself, Addressing Body Image Issues and Learning to Like Your Body, Redefining Healthy Eating, Learning How to Eat Mindfully, Understanding the Emotions that Cause you To Overeat, Effective Meal Planning for the Woman Who Has “Too Much on Her Plate.”
- A variety of fitness and recreational interests to fit every body type and ability
- Balanced chef-prepared meals and culinary demonstrations
Read about a typical day at Green Mountain.
Am I an emotional eater?
Emotional eating and binge eating are on the rise in our culture, but many people aren’t aware of their own triggers. Examine your own emotional connections to eating, and discover how you can improve them.
It’s. Not. Your. Fault.
Instead of listening to all the outside messages about body image that tell you how you should eat, look, and feel, you’ll learn to listen to yourself and to your body. This shift is often no less than life altering, and it creates a sustainable path to well-being and health.
Can I ever get beyond this feeling of being hopeless?
We understand that you might feel stuck, discouraged, sometimes even humiliated. That will all change here.
Our core program is specifically designed to help you get past these feelings, and if needed, our Women’s Center for Binge & Emotional Eating provides insurance-reimbursable treatment that has meant all the difference for hundreds of women who have come to us. Call or email our program advisors who can answer your questions or put you in touch with our professional staff.
NUTRITION AND HEALTHY EATING
What is my eating style?
There are many reasons that we eat, many types of food cravings. We help you figure out the what, why and when of your eating style so that you can understand how to make lasting changes for the better.
What is mindful eating?
Being mindful has several benefits both before and while we eat. You’ll learn to truly focus and savor the food you carefully choose, and let go of worry. Chaotic eating habits can make us eat the wrong foods at the wrong times, and we rarely end up feeling satisfied. Mindful eating leads to a more balanced diet, and helps us to relish what we eat, taking the anxiety out of our relationship with food, and putting the pleasure back in. Read more about the culinary experience at Green Mountain.
FITNESS AND MOVEMENT
What if I can’t _____?
We get you. You may be struggling with a lot of conflicting ideas and limiting fears around exercise. We’ll help you work through injury concerns, doubts, and feelings of shame or embarrassment to eventually discover movement that is not only do-able, but enjoyable.
What’s the exercise that will be best for me?
There is no set guideline for exercise because what works for others may not work for you. We’ll make sure you find exactly what does. Women of all sizes, ages and fitness levels are able to participate in our safe, supportive environment. Some of the fitness activities that you can enjoy include: Pilates, Snowshoeing, Yoga (many disciplines), Zumba, Belly Dancing, Kickboxing, Aquatics Strength Training, Progressive Relaxation, and Meditation, just to name a few. We offer such a wide variety of exercise options at the level of intensity that is right for you, that you will discover that you can actually enjoy exercising! And enjoyment is the key to maintaining regular exercise after you leave Green Mountain.
“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!”View more personal stories