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...]

Erythritol from corn?

Just when you thought erythritol might be made of unicorns frolicking through Robert Pattison's hair... Erythritol is made from stuff like... ready for this... corn! Another reason to watch those sugar alcohols. Sure, this one causes supposedly … [Read more...]

And you thought corn syrup was only for high carb eating?

Imagine my tall frothy glass of STFU when I discovered what a few sugar alcohols are actually derived from.Did you put down that low-carb convenience/frankenfood and slap your face yet?It frustrates the hell out of me.Don't think for a minute that … [Read more...]

End of Induction. Monday Weigh-in

Woot woot! 14 days down and I've lost a grand total of 21 pounds. I had a lot of salty food this weekend, so I only lost a pound last week (lol), but hey! I'll take it!We had a busy week, so the days were punctuated with pizza toppings. Whole num and … [Read more...]

How did you lose 19 pounds in one week?

It occurred to me over the course of the day (and not a few emails) that there is probably some confusion regarding my ability to lose 19 pounds in a week. BAH! I say to those of you who can't read my mind. Here is the deal:1. I am a hefty hepcat … [Read more...]

First Monday weigh-in of the year

Good morning, gorjusses! As you know, I started Atkins this last Monday. I am dedicated to bringing you the news weekly so that you know exactly how I'm doing. Why? Because accountability is ever so sweet, and because it's important to show that you … [Read more...]