If you have ever looked for a “diet” cookie you know the options, though varied, are often disappointing. I have found that if you are yearning for an ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie you should just go ahead and have one. ONE. Make a date to visit a bakery, select a drool worthy
We have passed the halfway point in The Little Helping’s gluten elimination diet. Can I just say, kiddo aside, this is a monumental achievement for me, the mom, who hasn’t been sleeping well for months and who’s brain is pretty much a cloudy, foggy, Swiss cheesed, mess. So yay! He has
Standard disclaimer: I am not a health professional. Nothing on this site is ever intended to replace the advice of a doctor, nutritionist, or other certified and licensed professional. Our Lady of Second Helpings strongly suggests seeking the guidance of a professional before beginning a new health plan. I love answering questions!
“I no longer think in terms of “I can’t” or “I won’t.” Now I just think, “I wonder what would happen if…” and then I go out and try something new.” – Rose McAvoy (my two years ago self was pretty smart) Oh my goodness! I am so excited, I can now
Burger night is a rare treat in our house. When it does come around, burgers are a great opportunity to put the recipe lightening techniques I shared earlier this week into action. Let’s apply those tips to the burger recipe below: Ingredient Swap To get a really moist juicy burger most sources
Who ever it is that declares things has declared September to be National Breakfast Month. I find it fitting to have breakfast month coincide with the beginning of a new school year. Even though we are a few days in, I challenge you to fit in a balanced morning meal every day
I was glancing at my calendar of “national _____ day(s)” and learned today, May 6th, is No Diet Day. I was intrigued. After a brief search of the web I discovered No Diet Day is an international movement whose intent is celebrating bodies of all shapes and sizes. According to Wikipedia the
One of the fun behind the scenes parts about blogging is reading the keywords and phrases that lead people to this site. I have no way to track individual users, just the search terms they use. Commonly searched phrases include: vegan pesto, low fat espresso cake, Netflix workouts, and my favorite bikiniless.
It’s that time of year again! Time to look inward and think about all the ways you can become a better person. When the clock strikes midnight it will be time to take one last sip of alcohol, cut out caffeine, start arriving on-time, eliminate excess spending, and battle that bulge. Are you
When we started losing weight I didn’t want to get bogged down by all sorts of gadgets and gimmicks. However, a couple weeks in I realized, a few tools were going to be helpful in sustaining our progress. This brings me to my next Nuts and Bolts basic concept – measuring food
Dear Readers, I have often mentioned my husband and our mutual weight loss success. On Monday he weighed in at his Weight Watchers goal weight. Here is his story, in his own words… Reflections on my Journey On Monday (December 26th) I gave myself a great late Christmas present. At our weekly
Whether you count, calories, carbs, points, or minutes until your next meal, Thanksgiving can be the beginning of a tricky time for people trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Family and social events are more heavily centered around food this time of year than any other in the western calendar. It’s not that just