Eating in Cancun, Tulum, and Isla Mujeres


Typical breakfast included at many hotels and hostels in Mexico: 2 pieces of white bread toasted with butter and jam, orange juice, and coffee. Called the ‘Sooper Dooper’ at Buho’s restaurant in Isla Mujeres: 2 fried eggs, 2 slices bacon, toast, 2 small hotcakes. Even while traveling, I love to eat a big salad at…

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The Weight Loss Dilemma: An Amendment


After I published this post, I received the following comment: “I’m confused…you say you put yourself in the first category of food purist- but your eating Laughing cow (fake), sweetener (fake) and wheat (still processed). I’m not saying these can’t be enjoyed…but I would hardly put you in camp one. Show a real block of…

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The Weight Loss Dilemma: Real vs Diet Foods


I very much enjoy bagels. In fact, I’ve been known to write whole blog posts dedicated to why I eat them- Why I Eat Bagels. At first mention, Bagel Thins seemed contradictory to me. If I’m to understand them correctly, you’re wanting a bagel- known because of its fullness, its thick doughy center, but you’re…

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An Ideal Day of Eating in Photos


300 ish calories: 1 whole wheat english muffin with 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 1 tablespoon jam. I prefer Food For Life brand Sprouted Grain for the muffins. +100-150 calories: 1 cup lowfat yogurt. I do not eat non-fat varieties because of taste and texture. +100 calories: 1 piece of fruit- example: grapefruit OR 150 calories:…

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Email from a Reader: Does Eating on a Schedule Matter in Weight Loss?

Read the rest of this series: Email from a Reader: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 “Hello Ms. Andie, Like many people who read your blog, I’m struggling with weight loss. I’ve had terrible health in my 19 years, from a brain tumor to multiple kidney surgeries, and a…

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Because Jeans Are Motivators Too

There are so many motivations to losing weight. And largely, I cover the ones deep below the surface. The ones that really mean something, that stick with you longer than those jeans you’re jonesing to wiggle into. I figure, there are enough magazines and ad campaigns and billboards to tell us and tell us and…

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