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,…

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….

Review of This is Vegan Foods Gluten free Pizza


      I was really excited when I learned that my friend Brian over at This is Vegan Foods started making pizzas with his artisan dairy free cheeses.  I was even more excited to learn that he was offering a gluten free version. I did a review on his artisan cheeses a few months…

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…

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…