Back Home Alone in the Kitchen

September 18, 2018
Celebrating Joy

I don’t know about you; but when I am tired and stressed, I eat—preferably carbs. And between staying in a hotel for four nights, the stress of giving a speech at my Baylor book launch September 14, parties and lots of quality time with family and friends, I ate whatever I could lay my hands on, including a dinner plate-sized nine-layer chocolate cake with whipped …

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Adopting Healthy Breakfast Habits

May 31, 2018
Eggs Forestiere

If you have read many of my blogs or Facebook posts the last three years, you know that I am obsessed with eggs. I am convinced that my big, nutritious, savory breakfasts are the secret to my losing 20 pounds in less than four months and then keeping the weight off ever since. This is coming from a person who could never face an egg …

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8 Days of Eggs

October 15, 2015

I have never cooked breakfast regularly. I like cereal, and that is what I fed the children. Lev never ate breakfast. Eggs, with sides of lean meat and vegetables (!!!), are a big challenge. And while I never minded the monotony of cereal, I get bored with eggs in a hurry. Here are eight high-protein, low-carb recipes. I have learned that toast and other breads …

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The Very Easiest Healthy Breakfast

October 11, 2015

After more than four months of eating breakfasts packed with lean protein and vegetables, this lifelong cereal eater can tell the difference. I’m not talking about the 16 pounds I’ve lost. I feel better. I have more energy. Most important, I’m not starving at noon, so I’m satisfied (most of the time) with a salad instead of a Whataburger, fries and Coke. While I have …

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Facing the Truth About Weight

June 14, 2015

This started out as a friendly wager with my friend Mary Anne. The goal was to lose 5 pounds by end of summer and the loser would buy the winner dinner. The next thing I knew, Mary Anne had talked me into going to a medically-supervised weight-loss clinic with her. The average client is a 50-60-year-old woman who weighs 200 pounds. She loses 35 pounds …

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