Birthday Weekend Recap

I might or might not have overdosed on sugar this weekend but there were a LOT of delicious desserts … Birthday cake number 1:    … Number 2…   … Number 3     … Number 4     And for the birthday drinks:  … Supersized Starbucks treat     … For the alcohol-free toast…

10 Day Sugar Detox Day 3

Five tips that have helped me get through the Sugar Detox thus far:  Replace sugary drinks and soda with water. Add fruit chunks for flavor if necessary.     Have a plan for snacks – bananas, apples, nuts.    Plan ahead to prevent making hunger-motivated decisions – have items on hand so you can make delicious salads…

10 Day Sugar Detox – Day One

It’s a good idea to eliminate added sugars from your diet completely but if you’re like me, that’s an option you might not even want to consider. But every now and then, a sugar detox is a good idea. Yesterday, the folks on NBC’s Today Show started a 10 day sugar detox and I’ve decided…

5 Things I Plan To Never Do Again

We should get to a point where we learn from our mistakes and take steps to stop repeating them. Sometimes, I’m not so good with that and when I find myself doing the same dumb thing time and again, I judge myself harshly. So here are 5 things I plan to never do again and…

The Body Book

In October, I read Cameron Diaz’ The Body Book and now as I am starting the Soup Detox, I am skimming through it again. Except that I realized last time, I didn’t write a review. So I’ll share some of the highlights that resonated with me and why I liked the book. The book is…

Give Up The Gum

I chew my way through a pack of gum. Yeah, I know, dentists say it’s ok, even recommended to chew sugar-free gum after meals. But I can go through an entire pack in an afternoon. I’m a chain chewer, if you may. Dentists say chewing sugar free gum can help to clean your teeth. Researchers…

Confessions of a Blogaholic – Give Me Some Sugar

I’ve done the 21 day sugar detox. The tag line for my blog includes eating right. I eat vegetables most of the day. But at the end of the day, I am still addicted to sugar. Sugar addiction is real. Like any other bad habit, it’s not easy to beat. There are times in the…

How We Underestimate Sugar Intake and Day 4 of the Sugar Detox Learning Curve

I got an email from my subscription to Prevention magazine and wanted to share these statistics with you. According to the magazine article, we underestimate how much sugar we actually consume by about 550 percent. WOW! The research: More than 2,000 people surveyed were asked to guess the sugar content of soft drinks, fruit juice, and…

21 Day Sugar Detox Learning Curve – Day 3

Today was Day 3 of the 21 Day Sugar Detox Learning Curve. I went food shopping for the weekend and bought a lot of fresh vegetables. Sunday is predicted to be yet another snowstorm so I wanted to make sure I have enough veggies to last me for a few days. While at the supermarket,…

It’s Not So Sweet Around Here Anymore

It’s not so sweet around here anymore because a few  weeks ago, I made a decision to cut down on sugar (click here to read my original post). It seems impossible to live a normal life and not eat sugar in some form… well, maybe not impossible, but definitely challenging. I like the flexibility of…

Blame it On The Water

Went to a seminar today that talked about the acidity of water and the need to treat your water to make it neutral-to-alkaline so that it will be in a useful form for your body. I need to do some more research before I make a full post on this but some of what the…

What Katie Couric Knew And I Didn’t

Remember my 7 Resolutions and 7 Fitness Goals? One of those resolutions is to Eat Better. A few days ago, I started working on cutting down on the sugar. I watched High Voltage’s appearance on Katie Couric’s talk show and decided today is the day to start doing things a little differently. It’s not I…