On Low Carb Diets


Low carb dieting peaked as a fad in late 1990s when Atkins was a household name. After Atkins came South Beach, Sonoma, the Zone, and many others. All of these diets relied primarily on restricting carbohydrates to ensure weight loss. Some who had struggled to lose weight on other diet plans saw low carb dieting…

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How often do you weigh yourself?

A source of frustration that everyone who has ever tried to lose weight or maintain weight is that pesky box in the bathroom, the scale. Sometimes no matter how good a week you had while sticking to your goals, no matter how many times you narrowly escaped the urge to face plant into a birthday…

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I can’t eat that.


We have all said those four words at some point. To the co-worker who brings in homemade brownies every Friday, to a family member offering a wedge of cake, and perhaps most often to ourselves as we try to suppress any deep desire to stop by our favorite pizza place on the way home at…

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An Emmy Inspired Dinner

shrimp louis

Appetizer: Shrimp Louie <–click for recipe When I decided to create an Emmy-themed dinner tonight, two things came to mind: the first being the tremendous love I have for the hit series “Louie,” and the second being that I may very well be the only twenty seven year old still actively playing with my food….

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On Calorie Counting: Weekly vs Daily Goals


I believe that eating can be an intuitive practice . I do. It’s just, even after six years of maintaining a 135lb weight loss, I’ve come to know something about myself: I am a calorie counter. Eating intuitively, with no rules or quotas or numbers in mind, with only a keen observation of the natural…

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Lighter Coconut Red Curry Shrimp


Lighter Coconut Red Curry Shrimp 1 can (13.66 ounces) coconut milk 2 tablespoons Thai Kitchen® Red Curry Paste 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/4 cup fresh Thai basil, chopped roughly (optional) 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce Directions: Simmer coconut milk in large skillet over medium heat. Stir in curry…

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How I eat healthy while traveling


In 2006, I travelled through the full boot of Italy- eleven cities in all- and spent time in Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, Valencia, Barcelona, and London. I stayed in hostels that ran the gamut from dodgy to dodgier to ‘let’s never tell my mother about this.’ And when I returned to the States after all of…

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My Favorite Places to Eat in Seattle


Top Pot DoughnutsUnforgettable, freshly made old fashioned doughnuts. They’ll be the best you’ve had, and if you should find better, email me. “Savor the nostalgia and taste of a secret 1920s doughnut recipe in a gorgeous vintage environment” Try a bite of all 40 kinds. Bring friends. Portage Bay CaféExcellent breakfast menu and an even…

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I have not forgotten you.

Friends, I haven’t forgotten you. This is the week my book edits were submitted. I created 250 some odd pages, organized them into 14 chapters, rewrote every bit of dialogue, and gained ten [unevenly distributed] pounds in the year-long writing process. I’m very happy with the state of the manuscript, even if revising it induced…

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