I get a lot of questions from readers of the blog and by far and away the most common topic I get asked about is Counting. Do you count carbs? How many carbs do YOU eat a day? How many carbs should I eat? What do I actually count? How do you keep track of … Continue reading Counting Carbs
"Hey Recovering Carbie... do you drink?" I laugh when asked this question. I'm a working mother, attorney, crazy chaos coordinator... how could I survive without alcohol in my life?? Truth is I can't... so I've had to learn how to Low carb drink. Actually all joking aside it's a great question - can you drink … Continue reading To Drink or Not to Drink… that is the Question.
The low carb lifestyle has done amazing things for me, and in turn for my family, as I am a better Mom, wife, and just overall me. It's no surprise I love this lifestyle. I shout it to the rooftops to anyone that will listen. But if you follow my blog you may wonder the … Continue reading Recovering Carbie Jrs: Low Carb for Kids
It's a great question... what are the low carb foods I can't live without? Here we go... (1) Low Carb Tortillas I'm pretty sure I could be the spokeswoman for Mission Low carb tortillas because I eat them every day. I absolutely love low carb tortillas. They are my vessel for everything from sandwiches to … Continue reading What are your low carb staples?
On my blog and Facebook posts I tell my story, my tips, my journey, my ups, my downs. I focus a lot on inspiring you on WHY you should try and change your life, now it's time to focus on HOW you do this. In order to lose weight yes you have to work out, and we'll … Continue reading Going Low Carb: The Beginner’s Guide
I have spent my entire life failing at diets. Now I know what you are thinking... "I'm confused...didn't you lose 125 pounds??". Yes I did, and let me say this again... I, the Recovering Carbie, have failed at Every. Single. Diet. I've probably confused you by now haven't I? You may even be scrolling through … Continue reading Why I failed at diets…and you will too
One year ago this was me. Tipping the scales at 300+ pounds with a desperate desire to lose weight. That girl in this picture felt trapped under a lifetime of food issues and diet failures. That girl wanted so desperately to be skinnier, stronger, healthier, to be....well just different. That girl wanted to be able … Continue reading Ready… set… but how to go?
I have a confession to make. I’m a Diet Pepsi-holic. Yes, for many many years I had a huge Diet Pepsi addiction. When I say huge…I mean HUUUGGEEE! My Diet Pepsi addiction started in law school, ironically on a mission to lose weight. Before that time, I hated any diet drinks and so I was … Continue reading Getting “Bai” without Pop: An Addict’s Guide to Giving up Diet Pepsi for Good
You are having one of those days. Like one of THOSE days. It started with a battle over black socks. I bet never in your wildest dreams did you think you'd be having a debate with a 6 year old about why he can’t wear his beloved black socks because he wore them yesterday. Yeah, … Continue reading Dear Warrior of Break Room Treats:
"Mandi, I don't see how you have time to work out every single night... help!!" This was a text I received not too long ago from a friend of mine who is starting to make some serious lifestyle changes along with me. I totally nodded when I read the question... yep that was always what … Continue reading Gaining the 25th Hour