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You've got nutrition, fitness, and health questions. Take a minute and brainstorm a few. Now, visit I'm pretty sure you'll find your answer there, written authoritatively yet in helpful, easy-to-understand language. I'm thrilled to say I'm now a featured blogger on Wellness. Hop on over and spend a few minutes on their page. Two of my blogs (here and here) made their front page! You'll find my number one needle mover for fast, … [Read more...]

Simple Sugar Swaps!

Some of my favorite simple swaps to help you Get the sugar out and drop belly fat effortlessly! And I’m betting you’ll like some of them even better! … [Read more...]

5 Easy Lateral Shifts for Fast, Lasting Fat Loss

As you’re tempted to reach for another bourbon lemon tart your best friend (who just happens to be a pastry chef) made, you suddenly remember you have that new two-piece sitting in the closet for your upcoming Maui vacation, and a pang of regret surges through your veins. Eating smartly doesn’t mean deprivation or puritanically abstaining from delicious foods. Rather than tell people not to eat something, I’ve developed what I call lateral … [Read more...]

All Your Sugar Impact FAQs in One Place (Plus Upcoming Cookbook FAQs!)


My upcoming Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook doesn't officially come out until May 26, yet it has already created quite a buzz among critics who received an advanced copy. I can't wait to share the 150 delicious, low-sugar impact recipes I've created for my best cookbook yet. Patience is a virtue, but I'm so excited to get this cookbook in your hands! You can pre-order your copy by clicking the link above. Those fabulous cookbook questions … [Read more...]

7 Strategies to Optimize Endurance Training (if You Must)


I often hear from folks who do distance running, are training for a marathon, or otherwise participate in endurance training. They want to know about things like carb loading and how they can modify the Sugar Impact Diet to fit their needs. Let's define endurance training or steady-state cardio as anything over 20 minutes you do at a steady, lower to moderate intensity. Jogging, aerobics classes, biking, and running at a moderate pace (as … [Read more...]

Fast, Lasting Spring Fat Loss Starts with these 5 Strategies


"The calendar says spring, but it's 30 degrees and snowing right now," a Chicago friend recently said over the phone, obviously disgruntled late March didn't deliver the warm climate she adamantly craved. Even if the current weather offers no imminent signs, blossoming tulips and other signs of warmer temperatures will soon be here. Along with warmth comes sleeveless attire and beach season. If ditching that stubborn winter weight now to … [Read more...]

My #1 Fast, Lasting Fat Loss Needle Mover


No contest: A protein shake is your not-so-secret weapon for fast, lasting fat loss. Breakfast becomes the ideal time for a protein shake, but even if you’re on the go or stranded at your office, you can conveniently whip one up to balance your blood sugar and give you steady sustained energy for hours. Beach season lurks around the corner, and readers often ask how they can accelerate weight loss for that upcoming Kauai vacation or just look … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes!


To celebrate, I have a little gift for you so you can stay super healthy this St. Patrick's Day... Not only are all 5 recipes better than beer, they also all have a green color scheme. So, just say NO to green beer this year and say YES to these healthy, delicious green recipes!   If you want to get more green on St. Patrick's Day (and all year round) take a look at this tasty, healthy way to get my recommended 10 servings of … [Read more...]

Back to Basics: 10 Strategies that Create a Solid Fat Loss Foundation


I’m sure I appeared impressed. My friend had mastered The Virgin Diet principles, successfully eliminating and re-challenging my seven top food intolerances. She had beautifully transitioned into my Sugar Impact Diet. As she began Cycle 2, she had ditched even her most beloved medium-sugar impact foods. “Sweet potatoes and frozen blueberries were hardest to give up,” she said, “but it’s only for two weeks.” Mastering these principles will … [Read more...]

10 Strategies to Make the Sugar Impact Diet Work Anywhere


I designed my Sugar Impact Diet to work in any situation, whether you're stranded in an airport or visiting your in-laws. At the same time, I know how challenging finding a low-sugar impact meal can become when you're traveling. To complicate matters, food intolerances and sneaky sugars lurk everywhere in restaurant food. Chefs are notorious for slipping egg into that innocuous-sounding chicken dish or "glaze" that otherwise-healthy wild … [Read more...]

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