Take a new look at Monday Weigh-ins

As someone who tries to run one weight loss challenge per year at lowcarbfriends.com, aside from chasing down people who ran away or occasionally fell into a gravy dish, one of the mandates I have always made when running a challenge is … [Read more...]

Chocolate Glaze

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This recipe is incredibly easy and decadent! Try on any recipe where you need a little something special. This recipe is gluten free and largely sugar free, depending on your chocolate used. … [Read more...]

8 must-try cooking oils

Good oils are known for their health properties as well as flavors which complement any meal. One of the pleasures of a lower-carbohydrate lifestyle is the use of oil. Whereas on many low-calorie plans, margarines are pushed as fats, suddenly a … [Read more...]

So you fell off the wagon. Tips for success

It may have happened. One fell swoop and the next thing you know, you've taken a swift dive into a vat of puddings. You felt guilt, you are now mourning your perfect dieting run, cheat-free up until this moment. You later realize you didn't even … [Read more...]

Original Cauliflower Pizza Crust

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Pictured: The Cheese Stuffed Crust version.  No way! Way! Recently, while my family was watching a rousing marathon of Jason and the Argonauts, I was looking through some old college recipe books some friends and I put together back in the day, … [Read more...]

Weekend Tips for Staying on plan

Weekends are tough for a lot people.You find that the usual schedules no longer apply. Your house might be filled with more stress. There are tasks to be completed, extra people to feed more meals to, and on top of your busy work week, you find … [Read more...]

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

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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...]