Why are we Sweet on Starches? Low Glycemic Load Giant Weighs in. A reader asks…

Jamie, I heard that the thing you need to watch out for are sugars when you are on a low-carb diet. It is not so much about starches, but more about simple sugars. Is that true? Mariah One answer to this question might surprise … [Read more...]

Will I be Weighty Again? A Reader Asks…

Jamie, Hi!! I need to lose about forty pounds but I read that if you ever eat carbs again all the weight comes back . . . and brings friends! IS this true? Nancy It is often said that (for people who follow a low-carbohydrate diet) pounds … [Read more...]

Diabetic Debate: A Reader Asks…

Jamie, Any advice or articles you can point me to regarding diabetes and low-carb? My dad was diagnosed with diabetes last summer and is still having a tough time regulating his blood sugar. I have tried to talk to him about keeping his carb count … [Read more...]

Vegetarian options for low-carb? A reader asks…

Dear Jamie, I am curious about the rumor that you have to eat meat all the time. I'm interested in losing some weight but really kind of try to stay away from meat. I'm not a vegetarian, but I've just never been a fan of lots of meat. Isn't eating … [Read more...]

Carl’s Jr Low-carb breakfast option

Sure, you don't want to make a habit out of eating in restaurants, especially when most companies think that catering to gluten-free lifestyles means leaving out the 'glutes' (ah, those venerable little adipose cheeks), but when you find a business … [Read more...]

My husband lets me sniff his junk

He does.In bed.Last night, he brought an ice cream sandwich with him when he hopped into bed. I said, "Wow! Ice cream sammich!" He said, "Would you like to sniff it?"So I sniffed his junk. I shrugged. He asked, "Was it good for you?"Now, I'm not sure … [Read more...]

Back to TOPS, save for the door handle incident(s)

All that and a plate of low-carb chips. That's what my TOPS group is. I love weighing in there once a week. I'm externally motivated (I've never been a 'do it because it's good for you' kind of person), so having to face the scale every week is … [Read more...]

Is it ok to drink Diet [fill in the blank soda]? I miss it!

This is the question posed by a low-carber recently. I know there are constantly new low-carb friends coming aboard, but my response now is the response I am going to give 10 years from now. It's the same response I began giving a year ago.Aspartame … [Read more...]

Finding motivation, peace and contentment this weekend.

Hey! We all loves us some Friday!Take a few minutes to think about how you plan to get through the weekend intact.1. Tape a picture of a thinner you on the refrigerator. Pasting pictures of Victoria's Secret angels might be motivational, but it can … [Read more...]

Your doctor: unwittingly killing with kindness?

What do you think of this? (Caution: Grody picture of surgery is the first thing you see. Scroll down)It seems more and more people I speak to have doctors advising weight loss surgery to their patients, even when weight loss is working well on it … [Read more...]

Ways to help save the planet on Earth Day

Go ahead. Hug the planet. 1. Eat all of the food in your refrigerator. Unplug. 2. Turn off the tv. It's all going to be Earth Day biased, save for Maury. He'll be hosting a beauty pageant episode comprised of ex-nuns and men. 3. Stop … [Read more...]

Macabacondamianaise

OK, so I can't even say it, and it took me two tries to spell it. I guess the bonus to making up words is making up the spelling, too. Take that, convention, you manky ho. At any rate, a buddy and I decided to try our hands at making our own … [Read more...]

Is it really that interesting?

  I have had some friends throttling my neck for not updating weight lately and not putting things like menus on my blog. I think everyone is doing menus now, so, for me, it's so not interesting. I hate sitting down, trying to remember … [Read more...]

What is your plan for greatness?

Greatness comes in so many forms. Whether your greatness is looking great in a bikini this summer, doing 100 pushups, or having others envy the deliciousness in your shopping cart, greatness takes on so many forms. Why wait for tomorrow to … [Read more...]

Twilight Spoof: No unicorns here

There is nothing as inspiring as combining teenagers, video and a hot movie. The future taxpayers of the nation who will be paying for my social security bring it with the funny. My later days might be doomed, but I am spending Friday making with the … [Read more...]