Category: Food

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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 lbs total. The weight spiked following my three cheat days, but it came...

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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, I always advise people (and myself) to scale back the social calendar....

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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 fat burning challenge (or the slow carb diet). After a long...

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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 strong, resilient creatures who, with some motivation and the right kind...

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What Happened When I Gave Up Gluten, Dairy, Sugar & Grains for a Month

January is always a good month for diets. I kicked off the year with a simple plan of attack: No gluten, dairy, grains or added sugar One glass of wine a night 6-7 servings of fruits and veggies a day I figured there was no better time to start a nutrition reset (yay for postpartum weight loss!), get my energy...

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How to Nail a Diet on Your First Try

The first time I went on a gluten free diet, I lasted three days. I didn’t fare much better on my second and third attempts. Six months and four tries later, I finally figured out how to stick with the program. Over time, it became my new normal. Unfortunately, it all fell apart when I entered my final months of pregnancy. That, followed by childbirth,...