In October, I feared the dreaded weight-loss plateau, as I only managed to lose a pound for the entire month. That said, I had a few challenges, so in November, I stepped up my training and cut back on grains in an effort to break through my stalled weight loss. And this month, the scale... Read more »
Something really cool has started happening in my family: We’re planning potlucks in terms of healthy eating. Who’s bringing the salad? Can the dressing be on the side? How about two options: one creamy and one olive-oil based? How about a nice fruit salad? Now, mind you, my family has always (luckily) been good about... Read more »
I haven’t been a very good blogger. I’m admitting it, and apologizing, both to you and myself. I’m re-committing to regular blogging this fall, and I have a lot to share. Over the two years I’ve been blogging, I’ve learned a lot about myself, some of which I’ve shared and some that I’ve withheld. But... Read more »
As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve recently been tempted — and indulging — in dessert, specifically, a flourless chocolate cake at my local co-op. It’s rich and moist and dense all at once. I dream about it. Part of my desire is the taste of the cake itself, part of it is the... Read more »
Occasionally, I use the word “diet” on my blog, but I use the term loosely. How I eat is not really a diet, per se, which I associate with a temporary, usually flawed eating plan. The Grapefruit Diet or the Low-Fat Diet or No-Carb Diet, for example. Mostly, I write food policies for my meal... Read more »
Changing my diet has taken great discipline. Not only have I fought my own internal voices of dissent, I’ve heard it from my tribe, too. Sometimes in protest, sometimes in curiosity, other times in what comes across as annoyance. But I made all this cake and you’re not going to have any?! Yes, my refusal... Read more »
Paleo or vegan, conventional nutritionist or holistic healer, USDA lab rat or New York Times columnist —when it comes to how to be healthiest, there is a lot of disagreement but the one thing just about every expert will tell you to do?