Healthy Foods for Kids

To speak to the difficulty in raising kids in a high-gluten, high-carbohydrate world is an understatement. An even greater challenge lies especially when they tend to share the same sugar issues/cravings/crashes we parents experience. As we find … [Read more...]

Tips for Trouble Free Oopsie Rolls

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You want to try them, but they seem too difficult or fussy. Working with egg whites brings visual delight and mental torment. You are trapped ...in the oopsie roll zone. … [Read more...]

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...]

WRW– Not a Championship Wrestling Federation

Simply put: Weigh in Daily, Report Weekly and Write it DownWhile the weight loss journey for many is a relatively easy one, (switching to wholesome, organics vegetables, proteins, healthy fats, delicious fruits, and, yes, chocolate), the difficult … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

No fridge while on the road?

Someone I adore (Cybil) brought up an excellent concern that is so near and dear to my pudgy (albeit it with cute taste in shoes) heart: "I totally know what you mean about travel and being out of your element. I have to travel a lot and each time I … [Read more...]

You need to begin again? Come on back!

Why is it so hard to just start over?I really believe it is hard to jump back on the horse because the brain loves the chemical highs it gets from those influxes of carbs. Carbohydrates are so like a drug in many ways.I know that, like a friend of … [Read more...]

Is it worth it to keep trying?

Sometimes I get a great question from a frustrated friend. "Is low-carbing worth it? Should I try again?" It is definitely worth it to try again! Anything worthwhile in your life is worth fighting for, no matter how many times you have to begin anew. … [Read more...]