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….

When you’re losing inches, but not pounds (Weight Watchers week 4)


The last few weeks have made for a really interesting weight loss journey.  As I begin week four of that journey, I wanted to write this post today for all of you who are struggling to lose weight while being gluten free.  As I have written, it’s an uphill battle.   But it’s particularly discouraging…

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…

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…