Right after Thanksgiving, my husband made a major announcement: He was going on the Whole 30 Diet. Needless to say, this did not go over well.
For those of you that don’t know me, hi. My name is…Shannon and I am a food writer, cookbook author, and avid baker. In short, I’m a serious carb lover. So a new, restrictive diet did not at all sound like the cookie, latke, and hot chocolate-laden December I had been planning. Don’t get me wrong: I am 100 percent committed to real food and healthy… >> Read More
If you're a woman, you know exactly how hard it is for pregnant women everywhere when it comes to what they do (especially what they consume) during their pregnancies. From sushi to deli meat,…there's a whole lot of "no's" and "can't anymore's" during those long nine months. Moms-to-be make all kinds of sacrifices for their unborn babies, but finally, a few men realized just how hard it is, thanks to Buzzfeed. Buzzfeed recently posted a video that featured five dudes giving the “pregnancy diet” a fair shot. Some decided to take part… >> Read More
Weight Watchers, we meet again. As Rafiki said to Simba in The Lion King, “It is time.”
When I got divorced 10 years ago, I decided to re-assume responsibility for my postpartum state of…health, and I lost 60 pounds on Weight Watchers. Even though I was uncertain about my future as a single mother of two small boys, I felt comfortable in my body again, and that was a great thing. Now, I’m happily remarried and I’ve had four more kids in five years. The latter does a… >> Read More
A year ago I completely overhauled my life in the best way possible. I was burnt out from my efforts in trying to change my body and life through diet. I wanted my life to be perfect, and every…magazine or trashy tabloid I read informed me that all that perfect would magically fall into place, if only I could achieve a thin body. I found myself driving down the street and studying every storefront for weight loss solutions or diet centers. My ears would perk up at radio commercials advertising, “HAVE YOU TRIED… >> Read More
At the age of 4, my oldest son was diagnosed with a peanut allergy. He was also determined to be allergic to dairy, chocolate, and eggs, i.e. The Four Kid Food Groups.
The allergies weren’t…life-threatening. The biggest problem was that he’d get congested, the fluid would clog up his ears, and, in addition to recurring infections, he ended up suffering a hearing loss and speech delays before we caught on and removed the above four products from his diet. (The amount of time that it took us to notice… >> Read More