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…

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…

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, weeks 13 and 14


  These past two weeks have pretty much been an exercise in losing perspective.  Starting with our road trip to NJ to visit our kids, I really fell off the diet wagon.   I almost quit Weight Watchers.  After tasting freedom from dietary restrictions, not even considering my gluten and dairy restrictions, I did not want…

Want to lose weight? Stop eating these…


  Aside from being gluten free(which can cause weight gain), there are things that we eat that can stall our weight loss progress.  In this article from cheatsheet.com, there are some common foods that might be surprisingly bad for weight loss.  Here’s an excerpt: Diet soda Dieters may be apt to slurp down diet soda,…

Carb cycling? Will it work for weight loss?


As I move along in my journey to healthy gluten free living, I am still fine-tuning the process.  I am still trying to find that “sweet spot”. I wrote a few days ago about “cheat days” and how they might help with plateaus.  But is one cheat day a week enough? Before I started Weight…

Five foods you should never cook in a crockpot


Crockpots can be a very welcome addition to your kitchen arsenal.  They can also produce mushy, unappetizing messes.  It all depends on what you put in them. Here are some foods you should never cook in a crockpot.  You can read the original article here.  Rice     Though it takes around 20 minutes to…

Will a cheat day break your weight loss plateau?


When I posted the other day that I didn’t lose any weight this week, one of my followers commented that she had read that a “cheat day” would break that plateau. I had actually never heard of this, so I did some research. There are numerous posts from people who used this tactic with really…

How to avoid diet failure


  It’s hard enough to follow a gluten free diet, much less trying to lose weight on top of that.  There are some things that might be contributing to your dieting failure.  Here are some excerpts from this original article from cheatsheet.com. Do you have a realistic goal in mind? The first step to a successful…

What’s up with that, Papa John’s?


  I recently read an article which stated that Papa John’s was finally climbing aboard the gluten free bandwagon and was going to offer a gluten free version of its pizza.  But this announcement came with a caveat that is causing quite a backlash. According to the article which is published on Fortune.com: Although the…

Review of Enjoy Life New baked chewy bar flavors


I have never met an Enjoy Life product I didn’t like.  These new flavor bars are no exception.  The folks at Enjoy Life were nice enough to send me samples to try.  Here is my unbiased review. This was the first flavor I tried.  They didn’t disappoint.  These bars are full of rich caramel flavor….