Important first week lessons. Day Five of Induction.

Team Bacon! Progress report: Day five of Atkins induction I went from a raving potato chip hugging maniac on day two to being absolutely not at all hungry on day five. Hello, diet. Ficklemuch?Ever have those days when nothing sounds at all good? … [Read more...]

I am a carbohydrate addict in recovery. Day three of induction

Intervention, A&E The first three days of induction are killing me.Yeah, I know I'll be over this soon, but if you think about it, how many times have you failed these first three days?How many thousands of Atkineers have you known who have … [Read more...]

Fickle relish. And hello Dr. Atkins… I kiss your face

First of all, know that I am a woman. I own the fickle factor in my hand. In fact I relish my fickle.It's fickle relish. All joking aside (I really wanted to get the fickle relish comment in somewhere), in what has been the most difficult decision to … [Read more...]

Sunday. The results of gluten/wheat reintroduction

Apple girl! Well, yesterday (Saturday) everyone was gluten free save for the dinner we had later that evening to celebrate my sweet baboo's Birthday a little bit late (he graciously put off eating any gluten for two weeks in order to … [Read more...]

Day 9 Gluten Free: Friday!

Pictured: These breadsticks are gluten free. Today is the last day before I reintroduce wheat back into the family's diet for a day. In order for the experiment to work, everyone is going to eat one, vast, gluten based meal tomorrow to adequately … [Read more...]

Thursday and Friday and Saturday and Sunday… and… and…

Gluten free pizza crust recipe Absolutely fabulous Greetings! Last week was teh suck, so I took a couple of days off to roll into a fetal ball and suck my thumb for a while. Thankfully a friend called and we talked for over two hours! I love … [Read more...]

Wednesday: Spreadsheets and day three of gluten free dining

Chicken/cheese nacho chips recipe Spreadsheets I am taking so many vitamins and supplements right now I have to keep them on a spreadsheet or I'll lose track. This is what happens when you're trying to undo years of the Standard American Diet … [Read more...]

Tuesday: I’m a breast girl, addicted to Intervention and gluten free diary, day two

Dinner last night: Enchiladas Thighs or Breasts? I recently found out that Chipotle uses chicken thighs in their chicken dishes. Up until now, I had been using chicken breasts out of habit. they're just easy to cook and repurpose. Last night … [Read more...]

Monday: Weigh Down, my toe and gluten diary, day one

OK. Not exactly the same kind of GABA. Copyright Magic Store Productions Weigh Down I have rededicated to low carb this week with simpler eating. The result? I'm down three more pounds, for a total of 8 pounds since the first of the year! Not … [Read more...]

Just a reminder of all of the amazing things you can enjoy…

... with a lower glycemic/lower carb lifestyle. Welcome to 2011 and healthier choices! Check my recipes link up top for over 150 recipes, most of which are 5 carbs or less per serving, and thanks for your support. Together we change the world, … [Read more...]

Part two: Preparing for your wheat fast

Continued from Part One: Eradicating Wheat and Gluten You've grown up with wheat. It's part of everyday life. It's in everything. Unfortunately, it could also be the reason for the symptoms you're experiencing and possibly causing other health … [Read more...]

Eradicating wheat and gluten from your lifestyle: part one

Wheat is grass. From Wikipedia commons First, a quick quiz: Do you sneeze when you mow the lawn? Are you allergic to hay or straw? Do you feel lethargic after consuming any wheat product? Do you develop congestion, runny nose, a sore … [Read more...]

The stink eye, the plague, bacon, and my plan

Happy 2011! Work it! Oh yeah.Subscribers:Dagnabbit! on the insane script you've been receiving in emails for the first few lines. It's script from a couple of programs the blog runs. I've popped down the script (and disabled images inserted through … [Read more...]

Curb carb hangover

Chromium picolinate. Image via WikipediaIt's January first and you can barely pull yourself out of bed. You feel irritable, foggy, bloated. Your head hurts.No, you didn't take one too many trips to the boxed wine; you likely overindulged in … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday's Merciless Muscling

Team Bacon Meatless Monday. It's the phenomenon spreading across the blogosphere like Kim Kardashian in spanx on the red carpet. And it's now a global entity.The goal of their site? "To reduce meat consumption by 15% in order to improve personal … [Read more...]