Low-Carb Treats: Staying on Plan and Being Realistic

Some people ask me if there are low-carb treats that are on plan for times where we just really need something sweet or salty/crunchy. Going low-carb is a huge adjustment for a lot of people, and times when life throws you punches (and lemons and Mercury is in Retrograde and it’s that time of the month and and and …) it’s helpful to know what products are out there so that we can indulge and stay within 20 carbs (or whatever your daily allowance is).

I generally do not do processed food … not very often anyhow. But guess what? I am HUMAN. And sometimes there are days where having chocolate is just easier than potential jail time. Pick your battle.

Parsnip Chips!  My favourite!
Parsnip Chips! My favourite!

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My Weight Loss Journey: How I Did It Without Ever Stepping Inside A Gym

I wasn’t going to share the story of my weight loss journey quite yet, but I surprised myself by fitting into my goal dress with 10 more pounds still to go!

Goal dress achievement unlocked!
Goal dress achievement unlocked!

I’ve been pretty quiet about my weight loss journey on social media and in real life. However, the last month or so it’s been hard to keep quiet for a few reasons. One, people who have known me for a few years NOTICED there is a lot less of me and would ask me questions. Two, I’m pretty darn happy with how I look now, so I am happy to talk about it. Three, once I compared an old picture to a very recent picture the comparison BLEW ME AWAY, so again I am happy to talk about it.
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Recipe: Low-Carb Crackpot Chicken

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My version of crack chicken (or crackpot chicken) is modified to add colour and a bit of interest to an already amazing and rich main entree.  Basically if you took a creamy chicken breast and some veggies on the side and then mixed it all up in a bowl so it looked like a mash of stuff and then added bacon crumbles on top, that would be it.
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Skincare 101 Step One: Cleansing

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I get asked quite often about my skincare routine, and while I’d love to be able to answer it simply, I really cannot.  So I thought it deserved a dedicated post.  What I choose to use depends on time of day, what I have on my fact to take off, season, whether I am in a hurry, whether I will be putting makeup on afterwards, my mood, etc.  I definitely reach for certain products more than others, and I usually have a handful of samples in the wings because I love trying new products to see if I want them in my arsenal.

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Product Review: Nature Republic Super Aqua Max

Yesterday’s post I reviewed one of my favourite barrier creams for fall skincare.  Today I will show you my other favourite,Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Combination Watery Cream, for combination skin.  This is also a gel cream texture and super hydrating but also is a last-step cream that you can use to lock down your layers of serums and essences.  It absorbs fast and dried to a matte finish.  It is thicker texture than the Boscia Sake Balm and holds its shape in the jar when disturbed, unlike Sake Balm.

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