Archive for November, 2017

Living for Likes

I’ve been blogging here for almost a decade, and lately, I find myself desiring to say less. I go through phases in which I post everything and phases in which I post very little. I’m less active on social media than I have been in the last several years too, and while I enjoy many aspects of it, I also enjoy my day-to-day life with my family and friends. It seems that I care less about the number of likes or comments I get on Facebook and/or Instagram than I used to. I still enjoy connecting with the friends I made through those mediums, but I’m learning that it’s okay to talk less. When we live for likes, we die by the absence of them, and I never want to give something so silly so much control over my life. I used to define myself by the way strangers on the internet saw me or thought of me or by the stupid things I did in my past, but living differently (and caring less about how strangers view me – good and bad) over the last several years has been such a relief. My life is more peaceful now than […]
All the Weigh

Count Your Blessings – Not Your Calories

For years you’ve been wrongly told that: “To lose weight, eat less and exercise more.” “Calories in, calories out.” “A calorie is a calorie.”

These gems of conventional dietary wisdom aimed toward controlling weight are simply not true. All calories are far from equal. For example, 1,000 calories of baked goods are not the same as 1,000 calories of, say, meat, vegetables, or olive oil. When it comes to calories, I suggest you forget that you can count at all.

Wheat Belly Pumpkin Pie

Well, the holidays roll around once again . . . and it’s time for everything pumpkin!

Here is a reminder of how us grain-free folk make a wonderful and delicious pumpkin pie that is wheat- and grain-free. Without grains, it does NOT stimulate appetite, does NOT send blood sugar sky-high, does NOT add to arthritis/joint pain, acid reflux, irritable bowel symptoms, leg edema, depression, moodiness, migraine headache, hypertension, dementia, heart disease, or cancer. You can just have your nice big slice of pumpkin pie, even with a big dollop of whipped cream, all without worries.

Wheat Belly Holiday Recipes: Healthy Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and gravy: the ultimate comfort food . . . one you thought you’d never have again!

The familiar dish of breakfast and holiday meals is recreated here with a delicious gravy that you can pour over freshly-baked hot biscuits. Because it contains no wheat or other unhealthy thickeners like cornstarch made with junk carbohydrates, there should be no blood sugar or insulin problems with this dish, nor joint pain, edema, acid reflux, mind “fog,” or dandruff—–life is good without grains!