FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: OUR PROGRAM FOR WOMEN WHO STRUGGLE WITH WEIGHT
“I know what I am supposed to do; I just can’t do it.”
“I have been on so many diets, I can’t even begin to tell you how many.”
“I’ve lost hundreds of pounds over the years, only to end up weighing much more than when I began dieting.”
“My doctors tell me I have to lose weight but I have no idea how to do it. I’ve tried dieting but I just can’t stay with it.”
Do these stories sound familiar? This is a sampling of what we hear each week from women who come to Green Mountain. They come looking for a different way to approach a problem many of them have struggled with for years.
For over 40 years, we’ve helped them find meaningful and lasting change through immersion in a supportive, caring, professionally-directed program designed to help them change the way they think about and act around food, exercise, their bodies and how they take care of themselves.
Green Mountain at Fox Run was founded on the idea that dieting (also known as restrained or restrictive eating) not only doesn’t work, it takes people in the exact opposite direction they want to go. In 1973, we pioneered the non-diet approach to health and healthy weights. Since that time, we have worked with thousands of women to help them stop dieting and develop the attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that will support them in living well.
In 2015, we opened the Women’s Center for Binge & Emotional Eating, featuring Pathway®, the only clinical program dedicated solely to women who struggle with binge eating and emotional overeating.
FINDING A HEALTHY WEIGHT
At Green Mountain, we help women find their healthy, natural weight – the weight where the body settles when not restricting or overeating, when they are eating normally and supportively, moving their bodies for pleasure and well-being, and effectively managing stress. Because dieting is not sustainable, a healthy weight is one that a woman can achieve and maintain without dieting or restrained eating. It is a weight that is not defined by the Body Mass Index but instead reflects genetics and therefore varies for each individual.
THE POWER OF MINDFULNESS
We teach women how to find the middle ground with eating behavior and movement, and to avoid all-or-nothing tendencies through the practice of mindfulness. Through mindfulness, our participants learn to listen to, trust and support their bodies’ natural ability to guide them to wellness in a relaxed and understanding immersion experience that integrates education with practice of new, health-proven behaviors.
We are pleased to speak with you individually about how we can help your patients or clients create the change they seek, and how we can work with you after they’ve returned home to help maintain their optimal health and well-being.