Diabetes Cook Book Winners!

The name-drawing offices of randomness, after carefully cutting the many wonderful and more sexy-than-average names of the entrants, have chosen the following readers from the mixing bowl of glossy shininess. Elaina O., Kathymath63, and Jan … [Read more...]

Cookbook Giveaway!

I just published a cook book review for those of you out there following a moderate-carb (or higher-carb) plan, or who follow the American Diabetic Diet exchanges as your lifestyle. Thanks to the readers who are so delicious they should be in a … [Read more...]

The First Four Days of Induction: Love and Hate

If your low-carb plan is low enough in carbs, the first 2-4 days are going to be the worst. By the end of day 3 or 4, you're generally golden.Induction flu usually causes dizziness, headaches, nausea, cravings (fun combo), foggy-brain, and abnormally … [Read more...]

Going Kung Fu Hustle on Studies

Particularly, this study.That's right. I don't sit here and take the nitrogenous bovine waste coming down the pike and put up with misleading information, especially when the ridiculousness is so big it can't even hide under Jabba the Hut's … [Read more...]

A Non Low-Carbers Asks…

"Why do you follow a low-carb regimen?"My Father was an Atkineer back in the early 80's when he broke his back and still managed to lose 80 pounds in 6 months. I began down a road of low-carb eating then at the age of 14. Without trying, I actually … [Read more...]

Is Your Low-Carb Honeymoon Over?

Starting out is tough enough.Starting over is harder still. Continuing? Sometimes harder than both starting or rededicating.The honeymoon and excitement of discovering something new is over. The initial elation of the first few pounds that came off … [Read more...]

Monday! Woohoo!

I'm down 5 pounds. Sorry. Couldn't wait to tell you that news. I started exercising again and am feeling better. I have a lot of anxiety right now, so walking at night while watching tv keeps me more sane. I am going to take a few days and try to … [Read more...]

Friday! O Friday O Yeah Yeah Yeah!

Boom boom chicka boom boomchicka wacka chicka wacka boom boomDid you actually try to read that or visualize that in any way with rhythm? If so, you're a mess and I adore you. I do. You know it's difficult to make bad porn background tracks come so … [Read more...]

Monday Report! Down 79 mid-week, but up…

I was down 79 pounds as of last week, when water weight gain started creeping up like white gas on a lantern wick. I'm claiming the lower loss for this week since it's Monday and will wait for the extra weight to fall off again. If I start messing … [Read more...]

Sane Snacks In a Chaotic, High-Carb Travel World

Pictured (starting at top right): Flax cracker with cream cheese and fresh dill, Swiss/pastrami rolls-ups, cherry tomatoes, green olives, fresh parsley, Havarti cheese, Dill kosher baby dill, String cheese. It is summer. You're traveling. You're … [Read more...]

"Well you told me to. I DID."

My doctor fell out of his chair today.See, I went in to get my back looked at, and he told me that basically I need a physical therapist (YayfickenNOThoo). Apparently what I did wasn't a pinched nerve. I did something to my lower back and he's sure … [Read more...]

I LOVE this Taco Seasoning Mix

I'm usually on the go, and don't have a lot of time to mess with taco seasoning mixes. One thing I have noticed is how high in carbs the packet seasoning mixes are. Filled with sugars and other carby fillers, I can add even half of one of those … [Read more...]

Italian Nacho Salad

italian nacho salad

I haven't had much of an appetite lately, but if it's one thing I love, it's nachos. I'll bet you didn't know you could enjoy a chipless nacho plate that's easy as low-carb punch, and with hamburger you made yesterday (or the day before). … [Read more...]

I Lurve Muscle Relaxants

Which, incidentally, has nothing to do with this picture. But it might have to do with being chased by people in Speedos from the Blue Man Group. Wow. Put those away. It's amazing how regulated weight control is when you're administered morphine … [Read more...]

Ow Ow Back Ow Ow

I am waiting to go to the doctor, where I hope that adorable man will prescribe some muscle relaxers. I have been in the worst way since last Monday, and it became REALLY bad Saturday night.Good news? Laptop is ok! Called tech support and the little … [Read more...]