Stevia, how I love you, but…

 OK. Well. Maybe it's youDear stevia,I just made a major attempt to convert to your sweet embrace, and I'm sorry. I'm so very sorry. I tried working with you in the kitchen today, and despite all of the solid research I attempted and the efforts … [Read more...]

Shoes optional, opinions necessary

Time Magazine, People Who Mattered 2002 sourcecredit: Michelle AsselinInterested in poring over the latest Atkins tome, penned by Westman, Phinney and Volek? If so, come on over to our Lighter Side of Low Carb Reading Group and join in.Discussion … [Read more...]

Random Wednesday thoughts over baked salmon

 Snow. In Colorado. How unusual.Only in Colorado is it 70 degrees one day when a deluge of the white stuff buries my car and hopes for a run to Whole Foods in one fell swoop. O Xylitol and coconut oil. I will have you...Still, isn't it … [Read more...]

Broccoli versus Chocolate: Study Shows Shoppers Favor (and Savor) Junk

 Photo from simplemom.netPretend for a moment that you're in a store trudging down the aisles of your favorite super market. You buy according to need, and, more importantly, make sense fiscally for your budget. I mean, your pockets aren't … [Read more...]

Eating Towards a New World Record

 Credit:James AmblerYou already hold a Guinness World Record for giving birth at the world's heaviest weight, and you eat 12,000 calories a day.So what do you do you next? Go to Disneyland?Not if you're Donna Simmons, from New Jersey. She wants … [Read more...]

New Atkins for a New You Reading Group

Looking to get your mitts on the latest Atkins iteration, but not sure what to do with it once you get it, due to your busy routine? Look no further than to your buddies at The Lighter Side of Low Carb Facebook page for some fun times, witty … [Read more...]

Daylight Savings Tips

 source: http://sleepzine.comDaylight Savings can either be a woohoo moment or one of those that just took the support out of your brassiere (or your briefs). Either way, we're stuck with the seemingly constant jostling of time back and forth … [Read more...]

All the Fage

I've always been reticent to try Greek yogurt, or yiaourti if only because the thought of thick, gelatinous cow boob products just sounds painful. Enter fage. I hated the stuff at first, the thicker-than-sour cream and Ted Koppel's hair where … [Read more...]

What's Your Beef?

You know, I hear a lot of debate about ground beef. I just have to say that I don't really care these days much about the arguments regarding omega 3's and natural eating, antibiotics and lesser chances of e coli in the meats (which we now know isn't … [Read more...]

Study Your Diet: The Test is Your Success

 photo courtesy of Ooh. Wise title words from the chick who couldn't move her blanket because she was laying on it, so she covered up with her wisdom instead. OK, well, actually I (I mean she) stole hubby's blanket, too.So you have … [Read more...]

The Tide May be Beginning to Turn

In her article, "The Big Fat Lies about Britain's Obesity Epidemic" sweet hunk o woman, Hannah Shutter shares how exercise, starches and insulin really affect the body.Adapted from her book, Shutter shares the shenanigans of a government who she says … [Read more...]

Grass Fed Beef not Immune to E-Coli

I'm a major lovah of the beef wot is grass fed. It tastes better, it is more natural, and it packs a greater punch in terms of nutrients. When it comes to e coli, we thought we knew about cattle not raised on grains might not necessarily be true … [Read more...]

Weight Watchers take the floor… and fall through it

Don't get me wrong. I'm not anti-Weight Watchers. I'm just not for it.In fact, in 2004, I undertook a two month trek into the vast valley of the points system, flex eating, and online membership. I purchased the little calculator, never spent my flex … [Read more...]

Quick thought about weight loss

Feeling stuck? Slower than the Seahawks to make it to another superbowl (come on GUYS)?Think of weight loss this way: It's practice for maintenance. Embrace the slow weight loss and mentally act as though you're already in maintenance (of course, … [Read more...]

Happy Thangs-giving

My friend Erica on Facebook gave me that title. Love!Beware: Do recipes on my old column look wrong? Are they incomplete? If so, please be advised that when I left my column there in May, they published ALL recipes, including ones that … [Read more...]