Monday, September 26, 2016

Sign the Declaration of Independence from Dieting!

It’s July 4th in the U.S.  A day when we celebrate the country’s independence from external rule.  What better time to declare your independence from dieting?  Dieting is another form of external rule that causes all sorts of problems, many of them very serious.  Here’s a “short” list of just 40 Reasons to Stop Dieting […]

Finding the Joy in Eating: An Experiment

In a recent post on our blog A Weight Lifted, Darla Breckenridge, psychologist and behavioral leader at Green Mountain at Fox Run, shared some thoughts on how we can change our brain with mindfulness.  The overall thrust of the post was that how we repeatedly react to emotional situations causes actual structural changes in the […]

Announcing Binge Eating Disorder Week, May 27-31

Hopeless…desperate…defeated…disgusted…guilty…ashamed These are the words with which I open an article I wrote explaining binge eating disorder (BED), as part of the upcoming BED week, May 27-31. These words describe the difficult feelings that plague those who struggle with BED.  And the feelings can go much deeper than that, to increase risk for depression and […]

Introducing the Womanifesto

Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, CD, is the owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run, a pioneering healthy weight retreat for women.  Green Mountain has been working for 40 years now to help women stop dieting and change their focus from their weight to living their lives fully, and achieve health and happiness in the process.

Binge Eating Disorder Help & Hope

The title of my post today is a bit redundant.  Help is hope for people who struggle with binge eating disorder, and hope is help, too.   I can get caught up in the semantics of things very easily but this time, I think it’s worth it.  😉 What I really want to talk about is […]

The Day After: Mindfully Eating Chocolate

Do you have a box of chocolates calling your name the day after Valentine’s Day?  Or has it already been enjoyed?  Notice my choice of verbs there — I’m subtly conveying the pleasure we can get from something as simple as chocolate. Now the words chocolate and simple may not be words you often pair […]

2013 Healthy Weight Week Body Image Awards

Next week is Healthy Weight Week and along with it come the annual Body Image Awards, given to those who are making a difference when it comes to how we think about beauty, weight and ourselves.  This year’s winners are: Israel received the Redefining Beauty award for its new law (!) that requires models to […]

What’s in a Name? Mindful Eating vs Intuitive Eating vs Competent Eating

Is there a real difference between mindful eating, intuitive eating or any other name internally-regulated eating goes by these days?  It’s an important question in a time when so many people are trying to recover from decades of diet thinking that led them to disordered eating, to the real detriment of their health and happiness. […]

Calories…Again??

In listening to a radio show discussing the impact of recently-released 2012 school lunch/breakfast regulations, a primary feature of which is the limitation of calories per meal, obviously in response to concern over children’s weights,  it struck me once again how misguided is the focus on calories that public health initiatives continue to have. Certainly, […]

Healthy Eating at College: A Cheat Sheet

College…it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.  With full apologies to Dickens, I write this tongue-in-cheek because my college days were indeed wonderful times.  But when it came to feeding myself, I was one of the crowd — figuring out how to eat well in the face of a chaotic […]

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