My gluten free weight loss journey, week 16


I lost the 0.4 pounds I gained last week.  I also stopped Weight Watchers, for several reasons. Firstly, my 90-day membership is almost up.  I would be getting charged $20 a month for a program I hardly use.  There is a free app that does the exact same thing. Secondly, I have pretty much stopped…

Gluten free by choice? Please don’t!


  Last week, I was reading through the posts at cruisecritic.com, as I always do before I take a cruise.  It’s a great resource for the latest in cruise news and reviews. I was reading updates on the Norwegian Jade; the ship I will be sailing on in March to the Western Caribbean.   I came…

My Gluten free weight loss journey, week 16


  The battle of the carbs continues! I gained almost half a pound this week.  Chalk it up to carelessness in portions and eating too many carbs.  Nothing new here. It’s a constant battle.  Sometimes I feel like I am losing the war.  Sometimes I lose my resolve and just want to chuck it all. …

Misleading labelling


UPDATE:  I wrote a complaint RE this post to FritoLay by email yesterday and received a really nice reply: Hi Janice, Thank you for writing.  I’m sorry you had a negative experience with Smartfood Delight Rosemary & Olive Oil Popcorn and sincerely apologize for the concern this may have caused.  I’m sending coupons to you which…

How to make crispy gluten free chicken


  If there is one conundrum in gluten-free cooking, it’s crispy chicken.  Or crispy anything, for that matter. There are more gluten-free fried chicken recipes than you can shake a drumstick at.  And they sure are contradictory: Use a baking rack so air can circulate.   Don’t use a baking rack because the chicken won’t brown. Use almond flour…

GMO wheat could be safe for celiac sufferers


  I wrote a post on GMO wheat back in 2015.  Now this same science is being used to formulate bread that is safe for people with celiac. Here is an excerpt from this post on genetic literacy project: People forced to avoid gluten could soon have their bread (and cake) and eat it. Now there are strains…

My gluten free weight loss journey (Weight Watchers) week 15


  I lost 2.4 pounds this week, which takes me back to the halfway point.   My goal is to lose 20 pounds.  I have lost ten;  five of which I gained back.  It’s been an uphill battle. I try to focus on the victories, but I find myself still looking in the mirror and seeing…