Conventional Eating Tips

While constituents pour into Denver in a matter of weeks for the Democratic National Convention's festivities, long lines of Prius hybrids on I-25 and crocs with peace sign divets won't be the only thing about which to be asquee. Where there are … [Read more...]

Much achoo about something: Wheat allergies

If you've ever eaten an off-plan meal and indulged in a calzone, cake or pie (or all three), you may have noticed some discouraging symptoms erupting as a result within minutes, and some within hours. You may have developed a runny nose, bloating, … [Read more...]

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hashed browns

With apologies to Boy George, one of the most exciting things about eating whole, healthful foods is the ability to try new things for old experiences. Do you miss hashed browns? Bristle at the lack of potato in your current regimen? Are you … [Read more...]

Easy low-carb snacks for travel

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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, kosher baby dill, String cheese. It is summer. You're traveling. Most … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]