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...]

The First Four Days of Induction: Love and Hate

If your low-carb plan is low enough in carbs, the first 2-4 days are going to be the worst. By the end of day 3 or 4, you're generally golden.Induction flu usually causes dizziness, headaches, nausea, cravings (fun combo), foggy-brain, and abnormally … [Read more...]

A Non Low-Carbers Asks…

"Why do you follow a low-carb regimen?"My Father was an Atkineer back in the early 80's when he broke his back and still managed to lose 80 pounds in 6 months. I began down a road of low-carb eating then at the age of 14. Without trying, I actually … [Read more...]

Is Your Low-Carb Honeymoon Over?

Starting out is tough enough.Starting over is harder still. Continuing? Sometimes harder than both starting or rededicating.The honeymoon and excitement of discovering something new is over. The initial elation of the first few pounds that came off … [Read more...]

Thursday– Glycemic Load, Starches, and why you bogart the cheese doodles

As you read t'other day, I am making a move back to Dr. Thompson's Low Glycemic Load Plan after almost 5 months following Atkins 2002.I think you're going to see that this is much like Atkins (Thompson pays multiple homages to the good doctor … [Read more...]

Looking for ways to eat fresh? Try your local farmer's market!

Farmer's Markets are not only a wonderful way to find fresh produce, but meeting with local growers and supporting their business is a three-way ticket to success! In our daily lives, there is hardly time to grow vegetables in our yards. I know I … [Read more...]

10 things to think about if you've fallen off the wagon

It may have happened. One fell swoop and the next thing you know, you've fallen off of the wagon and 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 … [Read more...]

Getting real with yourself could be your ticket to success this time around

Are you a perfectionist? You know, I've always been a perfectionist. I'm the person who always strove hard and beat myself up if I didn't achieve what I was going for. It's killed me all this time. I'm never good enough. Never helpful enough. Never … [Read more...]