Review of 1-2-3 gluten free brownie mix


  I am always happy to find a new gluten-free brownie recipe, or mix.  I picked up this mix on a whim at my local health food store.  I love baking from scratch, but mixes are so much easier and less time-consuming.  I had made their biscuit mix previously, which was pretty good (still not…

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…

Gluten free on the road


We’re coming to the end of our road trip and I can honestly say it’s been a challenge.   Anything I don’t make with my own hands is questionable.   Thank goodness for my electric cooler and IBgard.  Road trips make me extremely anxious about getting glutened.  I try to plan ahead, but when you’re…

My gluten free weight loss journey, Weight Watchers week 12


I lost 1.8 pounds this week.  This is part of the five I gained last week carb cycling.  It seems like an uphill battle, but it’s a journey.  I have to keep telling myself that.  I also have a road trip looming this coming week along with two plus dinners out.  Hoo boy. At least…

Review of IBgard


  Living with IBS can be a nightmare.  I have struggled with this condition for 20 years, ever since I had my gall bladder out.  Going gluten and dairy free helped tremendously, but I still get flare-ups. This past week, I had several.  I am sure it has a lot to do with my change…

When the chef lies about food allergens


  The other night, as a reward for successful weight loss, we treated ourselves to a dinner out. I told the server that I could not eat gluten or dairy.  I didn’t say I had an allergy, but perhaps I will have to start doing that just to protect myself. I ordered my usual; grilled…

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…