Category: Food

It Wasn’t Punishment (No Alcohol, Caffeine, Sugar and Complaining)

I did it! 30 days without sugar, alcohol, caffeine, and complaining. I didn't cheat once. No tiny sips of wine, no cups of green tea, no licking frosting off of fingers, no slip-ups - period. To many, it looked like punishment. "Why would you do that to yourself when...

30 Days of Slow Carb Diet – The Results

This month, I gave up grains, gluten and other white carbohydrates, fruits, dairy, and alcohol except for wine, but granted myself one cheat day per week (I took three total) as part of my 30 day Slow Carb Diet challenge. I weighed myself first thing every morning and lost 5...

The Slow Carb Diet in Real Life

For the past several weeks, I've been following the Slow Carb diet, a fat burning diet where you avoid foods that promote fat storage (white carbohydrates like bread, pasta, rice and potatoes, dairy, fruits and sugar) and replace them with protein, vegetables, legumes and healthy fats. With strict diet challenges like these,...

Fat Burning & Muscle Building: The Slow Carb Diet

I didn't take on a challenge in April because I was hustling to finish up my "Big Book of 30 Day Challenges," which turned out to be an intense, all-consuming process. I'm happy to report that I turned in my manuscript and am ready to tackle the month of May, AKA the...

Another Year of 30 Day Challenges in the Books

Happy 2017 everyone! I'm excited about new year and have big plans, but before I launch into my January challenge, I thought I'd take a look back at the 30 day challenges of 2016. It's always good to take stock of the the previous year so that we can understand where we...

Little Kids and the No Sugar Challenge

"Mom, I want to do a 40 day no sugar challenge." I never expected those words to be uttered by my six year old, but when she did, I was delighted. It never crossed my mind that something like this would be too hard for a child. Little kids are...