Forty Years of Yo-Yo Dieting

I've been promising for awhile that I would write about the way I've been eating lately.  I've already shared with you the positive effects on my health and my weight.  I haven't sat down to write before now because it feels important to start at the beginning, and the beginning was a LONG time ago....more

Short on Time Challenge

What is your biggest excuse for not working out? I don't know about you, but my excuse USED to be that I didn't have enough time. I had a gym membership. But between having two very busy kids, running 3 businesses and trying to maintain a sane family life a home I just couldn't find the time I go to the gym. Not to mention the few days that I did actually get to go I would go in there and kind of blindly try to figure out what to do. I had no focus whatsoever. That all changed back in April when I took my friends challenge and started T25....more

5 Ways to Make Dining Out Gluten-Free Less Scary

How to Make Dining Out Gluten-Free Less Scary What if you're met with an eye roll when you mention to the server that you have celiac disease? That doesn't exactly instill a level of confidence, does it? That's exactly what happened to me recently. It was a reality check about dining out gluten-free....more
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Training for #2015ALAM

  I'm happy to report that I was given a clean bill of health at the end of July, and have started running again. Matter of fact, I've actually started training for the 2015 ASICS LA Marathon. Hey, I won that free race entry remember?...more

Bethenny Frankel's SkinnyGirl weight loss tips, products and recipes

Bethenny Frankel has become known as "SkinnyGirl" for her brand of everything from nutrition bars to beverages....more

Gena Lee Nolin battles thyroid disease

Baywatch actress Gena Lee Nolin has become known for more than her acting skills and beautiful body. She's also championing women's health in a new book: "Beautiful Inside and Out: Conquering Thyroid Disease with a Healthy, Happy, "Thyroid Sexy" Life" (click for details)....more

Making a Wellness Pact with Your Partner

While my website is devoted to gluten-free, allergen-free living, it is also devoted to my signature “Smart Nutrition Backed by Science”....more

It’s Okay to Say No {Finding Balance}

I recently had the opportunity to participate on a relay team for a triathlon here in Las Vegas with some really great athletes.  I initially was totally up for it, but once I got into looking at my calendar, I realized that it conflicted with something else my husband and I had going on (aka beer and wine festival the previous night).  Yeah, drinking beer and wine the night before running a half marathon just doesn’t really sound appealing.  I thought about my options.  I could still go to the festival, but not drink.  I could skip the festival all together.  ...more

Monk Fruit sweetener

Yellow packets, blue packets, pink packets - and orange packets? New options in the zero-calorie sweetner section are making it challenging to know which to choose.  On a recent episode, Dr. Mehmet Oz recommended the orange packet kind, called Monk fruit.Low on the glycemic index, monk fruit has zero calories but enough sweetness to make it perfect for your cuppa tea, mug of coffee or bowl of cereal. Options include:...more