The low carb family makeover

It's inevitable: You've discovered the fountain of youth located in a pork belly, and your husband and children give you the side eye because you've announced that potatoes have been replaced with cauliflower puree and the spaghetti is now spaghetti … [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...]

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...]

Food feeling droll? Try a new bowl

Even if you're someone who enjoys eating the same menu day in and day out, that doesn't mean your plating couldn't do with a cheap makeover.This square plate and bowl combo can be purchased at WalMart in individual pieces for a song.A little added … [Read more...]

MSG isn't always labeled as MSG

Monosodium glutamate, once made largely from various sources to enhance flavors of foods, is hard to pinpoint. Labeling doesn't always provide the information due to different terms for the stuff. Think it's not a problem?Hidden MSG is not limited to … [Read more...]

Spices can harbor secret, bad ingredients

Residing in the spice aisle, jars and containers of flavors vie for attention. The problem is that many assume these are healthy spices, devoid of anything other than the usual low-carb herbs many like to use in cooking.Some hidden ingredients you … [Read more...]

Low-carb while being green to save green

In the wake of Earth Day, it's important to remember we all share the planet together, and the health of the planet is as important as your well being, since it sustains that healthy body. These tips also help to save money!1. Keep your freezer … [Read more...]

Ways to drink more water

It's not easy to drink 64 ounces of water a day, and you might not have to think of this task as one that is impossible.Try these tips for getting more water:1. Take a shot of water ever 30 minutes. A four ounce glass of the clear stuff every 30 … [Read more...]

Water: More than dihydrogen oxide

As snow makes way for warmer spring weather, is it important to visit the importance of staying hydrated.Five reasons to stay hydrated:1. Water is essential to life. While going without food for some time might not kill a human, going without water … [Read more...]

Spring cleaning for your low-carb home

You might be the only one in your home following a low-carb regimen, but that doesn't mean you can't make healthier choices for others living in your home. In honor of spring cleaning, here are some quick things you can do to ensure your family is … [Read more...]

What you need to know about sugar alcohols: Not so sweet

You're following a low-carb diet and you've seen them before: those low-carb, sugar free products in the stores or sold online that promise to assuage your sweet tooth without packing on the pounds. But what do we really know about sugar … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving: Safe Turkey Preparation

Talking turkey should always include a discussion regarding safety. While turkeys can't lash out (unless they are Ninja turkeys--and then you will only know after they have dispatched you forthwith), working with poultry has propensities towards … [Read more...]

A low-carber asks: What can I eat when I’m sick with the flu?

It's Thursday morning and you're praying to the porcelain princess. You've been passed out on the cold tile floor since three a.m. mumbling something about Smurfs and squirrels. What are some stomach soothers acceptable for low-carbers? Put down the … [Read more...]

Boredom eating and weight loss: When to give in… and when not to

Put down the cracker and nobody gets hurt,We're wild and wooly creatures of habit.The tv comes on at the end of a long day, and weary eyeballs are assaulted with messages for cookies, chips and Burger Happy. Blood sugar levels have dipped since … [Read more...]

Can I snack at night?

Flax cracker with cream cheese and dill is a good choice. Regardless of weight loss plan, night time is the undoing of many a dieter. Whether from boredom or actual hunger, one quick aquestion will answer whether to assuage hunger--or … [Read more...]