My Prescription Antidepressant Journey

I am off my antidepressants! I’m not off all supplements, but I’m no longer on prescription medications. I want to be clear that I am actually grateful I went on antidepressants in the first place. I had just graduated from college, moved from the Bay Area to Orange County California, … Continue reading

Paleo Grocery Shopping on a Budget

groceries

“Eating paleo is expensive!” Most often I hear that shopping at a farmers market, or buying whole or part of an animal is the most economical way to eat real, whole food. What if you live in a food desert where no vegetables are grown in a several hundred mile … Continue reading

I Wish I Were a Better Paleo “Transformation” Story

November 2014 at The Paleo View book tour

I wish I were a better paleo “transformation” story. I didn’t lose a bunch of weight like so many others have, and I don’t have the exceptional amounts of energy some people talk about. I can’t stop thinking about it, and as I thought about it I realized I do … Continue reading

Nutritional Therapy Association Program

be brave

I’m being brave. I’m putting a huge goal out there, out here, on my blog. ____ I want to apply for the Nutritional Therapy Association’s NTP (Nutritional Therapy Practitioner) program. ____ Many of the books in the NTP required reading are ones I’ve been interested in for a while. After … Continue reading

Why Weight Watchers Doesn’t Work

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To be fair, Weight Watchers has worked for a lot of people. I know a few people of varying ages. Maybe I should be more specific. Why Weight Watchers Doesn’t Work for Me The focus is on calories and exercise and points, rather than just moving my body Today I … Continue reading

Almond Milk and Almond Flour

soaked almonds, almond milk, and almond flour

During my first 21 Day Sugar Detox, I added coconut milk or homemade almond milk to my cold brew coffee. I have yet to find a store-bought almond milk that does not have additives. Almond milk should just be almonds and water. If there is anything else on the label, … Continue reading

Fast Food Isn’t Bad Just Because It’s “Fatty”

McDonald's French Fries by Evan-Amos (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Type of Fat Matters The first article I read about vegetable oil (after finding NerdFitness.com) was Your Vegetable Oil is Killing You on FitBomb.com. “Vegetable Oils,” which Liz Wolfe aptly calls “crop oils” in her book Eat the Yolks, are the problem. Potatoes are not an inherently bad food. … Continue reading

Chill Out, and Just Eat Real Food

butternut squash - By George Chernilevsky (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

I’ve been craving roasted butternut squash and purple sweet potatoes. I’ve also been wanting roasted spaghetti squash or cabbage sautéed in ghee. But those are still all vegetables. Last summer I tried having fatty coffee in the morning (with heavy cream, almond milk, whole milk, or half and half, sometimes … Continue reading

No Guilt!

For the first time in recent memory, I had treats over the holidays and did not have a ton of guilt! Yay! When I went home for Christmas, I even ate See’s candy. :) I’m grateful that — for the most part, I’m still working on this — food is … Continue reading

Banana Bacon Pancake

banana bacon pancake

Banana Bacon Pancake? Sounds a little odd, but it’s really good! It’s more of a savory pancake, so I didn’t even want maple syrup; I just wanted butter. Ingredients: 2 slices of bacon 2 eggs 1 banana (green-tipped for 21-day sugar detox friendly) butter, optional topping Instructions: Cook the bacon … Continue reading