I’m very honored to join the National Weight Control Registry

Have you ever seen the words “Those that have lost the weight and kept it off…..” in articles, magazines and blogs? If you have, they are most likely referencing the National Weight Control Registry. The registry tracks over 10,000 individuals who have: Lost 30 pounds or more Kept it off for at least 1 year…

Shopping at Whole Foods doesn’t make you skinny

The benefit of upscale grocery chains such as Whole Foods is that they have an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, and unprocessed foods. If you stick to those while shopping at Whole Foods, you have a much better chance of reaching your weight goals. 

Permanent change means loving your new lifestyle

Today, on Lifehacker, there’s a great article, If you want to lose weight, you have to like your new lifestyle. An excerpt of the article: Looking to their success stories, published both online and as highlighted by Anne Fletcher in her book exploring the registrants, Thin for Life, the one common theme is that while…

Sunday = Set yourself up for success day

  Sundays I nickname “Set yourself up for success day.” It’s usually the day I do everything I can to make it easy throughout the week to stick to my diet and fitness goals, including controlling my hypoglycemia. It usually consists of: Meal planning. I don’t plan-out each meal per se, but I plan out at least…

Oh wait! I have a food scale

Me, “I need 4 oz of chicken in each salad to get my protein…how the hell am I going to ballpark 4 oz of cubed chicken? (long frustrated problem-solving pause) Oh wait! I bought a food scale a while back!” (pulls out scale, zeros it with plastic container on it, and perfectly portions 4 oz…

Product Review: Quaker Weight Control Instant Oatmeal Maple Brown Sugar

I’ve written several times on my constant attempts to eat healthy while traveling so much for work (see Travel tips for hypoglycemics and healthy eaters and Healthy party in my hotel room). For this trip, I decided to try a new product, Quaker Weight Control Instant Oatmeal Maple Brown Sugar. I chose it because of…

(Healthy) party in my hotel room!

I’ve written before on travel tips for hypoglycemics and healthy eaters. But, to give you a solid photo example from a food perspective, this is my stash after unpacking and a grocery store run in Nashville, TN. Admittedly, this ended up being too much food (my friend who lived locally got the leftovers I couldn’t pack),…

The bento box of antioxidants

  As a hypoglycemic, I’m always looking for new ways to carry all of my food for the day. I’m a big fan of the Tupperware’s Lunch’n Things container because of its multiple compartments (sadly they only sell it through their fundraising catalogs). I was in our shared work kitchen and two guys I work with walked-through…