When swapping ingredients isn’t worth it in Weight Watchers


Today I tried to make my favorite chocolate cake recipe by swapping ingredients to take points off for Weight Watchers.  It was an utter failure. I have been making this cake for over a year now, and I am sorry I tried to swap out the oil for apple sauce and the sugar for maple…

The great water debate


I have put off writing this post for some time as I know it will most likely ruffle some feathers.  There are some topics that people have really strong opinions on, and just how much water we should drink every day is one of them.  I ask that you please read the entire post before…

Are you making these common dieting mistakes?


  Being gluten and dairy free is not easy.  Attempting to lose weight while living this lifestyle is even harder. There are things we all might be doing to sabotage ourselves, that might surprise you. Here is an excerpt from the original article.  How many are you guilty of? You’re eating a light breakfast Skimping…

Just the recipes-


As my site continues to grow, I have decided to make a new blog in addition to this one just for recipes.  Sometimes my recipes get buried and I want you all to be able to go to a site where you can just print out my tested gluten, dairy and nut free recipes.  I…

Thinking of going Paleo? Read this first!


The Paleo diet is one of the most popular diets, and has been for quite a few years.  In case you don’t know exactly what you can and can’t eat on the Paleo diet, here is a handy chart:     But a recent study published in Nature Journal Nutrition and Diabetes, has revealed following a…

To carb or not to carb, that is the question


  There is no bigger issue for gluten free and gluten eating dieters alike; whether or not to stop eating carbs.  The answer is not a simple one.  It all comes down to portion control. Low carb diets such as Atkins, and the South Beach diet focus on eating high protein and fat,  and low…

My gluten free weight loss journey, week 4


  I have to confess, I have gotten a bit lax with my eating habits this week.  My weight is holding steady for now. We got a digital scale, only to find it was 5.5 pounds too heavy.  We tested a container of 20-pound cat litter to see if it was accurate.  I thought a…

Easy crockpot red wine glazed lamb chops


I’m a big fan of crockpot cooking, especially when the outside temperature is over 90 degrees. This recipe for red wine glazed lamb chops only requires a few ingredients and is really easy to put together.  Here is my simplified version. I do not brown the chops, or cook down the wine glaze.  This cuts time…

My gluten free weight loss journey, week 3


  This week, my weight held steady.  I am happy that I did not gain, but I need to start focusing on portion sizes by weighing and measuring each portion. If you want to lose weight, especially on Weight Watchers™, you have to weigh and measure everything you consume. I am also going to get…

Easy crockpot Lo Mein


  If you are gluten free,  Chinese food is something you will have to give up.  It’s not easy to replicate either. This recipe is not exactly like the takeout Chinese food you remember, but it’s pretty tasty, and relatively healthy.  It’s easy to put together and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients.  Here’s my…

My gluten free weight loss journey week 2


  This past week was a real challenge for me.  We had company over last weekend, and I over ate.  We had pasta, one of my most challenging foods.  I took way too much.  I gained back 2 pounds. Weight loss is a journey, but it can be really discouraging when you gain weight back….