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Our Lactose Intolerance Story and Helpful Videos from the National Dairy Council

Our Lactose Intolerance Story and Helpful Videos from the National Dairy Council

ShareTweet When Sophie turned one, she abruptly stopped breastfeeding. On her actual birthday, she suddenly went from breastfeeding five times a day to only wanting bottles. My strong willed fourth child was going to dictate her weaning schedule, on her terms. As it was time to transition her away from formula, I gave her wholeContinue Reading

Creamy Butternut Squash Bisque: a Slow Cooker Diet Treat

Creamy Butternut Squash Bisque: a Slow Cooker Diet Treat

ShareTweet Vegetable soup is my favorite diet food. It can also be my favorite indulgence. This creamy bisque tastes decadent but only has a little cream cheese in it to give it texture. My typical New Year’s resolution diet soup is fat free, but this year, I’m sharing this bisque recipe as the benefits ofContinue Reading

The Crazy Low Calorie Count of Homemade Vegetable Soup

The Crazy Low Calorie Count of Homemade Vegetable Soup

ShareTweet After the bliss of success last week, this week’s weigh in revealed a slight gain of a pound and half. A pound is almost a rounding error, a plateau from week to week, but it’s certainly not a step in the right direction. My immediate response was bitter disappointment, coupled with the strong urgeContinue Reading

Trout en Papillotte or the Real Reason French Women Don’t Get Fat

Trout en Papillotte or the Real Reason French Women Don’t Get Fat

ShareTweet Do you remember Mireille Guiliano’s book French Women Don’t Get Fat? Long before it came out, my mother shared her version of French women diet secrets. I was a pimply teenager just beginning to suffer the effects of a slowing metabolism. We had just finished eating dinner at a family friend’s apartment, a simpleContinue Reading

Breaking the Sugar Addiction with Meringue Topped Clementine Sorbets

Breaking the Sugar Addiction with Meringue Topped Clementine Sorbets

ShareTweet This morning I took a deep breath, closed my eyes, and stepped on the scale. Time seemed to stand still while the digital display went dark then it spat out the number I’d been dreading to see since my 6 week postpartum checkup: 140 pounds and a vengeful half. I thought long and hard aboutContinue Reading

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Burrata and Truffle Oil

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Burrata and Truffle Oil

ShareTweet After I gave birth to my third child, I really struggled with losing the baby weight. At nine months postpartum, I still had a good 25 pounds to lose, but they turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Those 25 pounds let me discover the joy of running and playing tennis. But exerciseContinue Reading