Dallas Restaurant Review: HG Sply Co

What is a healthy meal? To some people, it’s one that’s low in calories. They will eat a steady diet of Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, and Lean Cuisine, and think they’re doing something good for their body. In my opinion, that’s not always the healthiest way to go. A low calorie diet will lead to weight loss, but isn’t necessarily high in nutrients or really good for your body. Don’t get me wrong, I have been counting calories using MyFitnessPal (friend me!) {Read More}

Highs and lows and a new revelation

Amazing: Getting to do a tasting at one of the top restaurants in Dallas. I’m a lucky girl! Awful: The way I feel this morning after consuming all that food and drink. Ugh. Last night, as part of a major team celebration, we got to go to Abacus, which I’ve heard for a long time is phenomenal (spoiler: absolutely true). Like any good dieter, I checked out the menu in advance to see what healthy(ish) options were available, made sure {Read More}

Foodie Weekend

This weekend was very different than any I’ve had in a long time. It started out the same – with a full schedule of workouts and meetups with friends. But it ended up with me having spent most of the weekend in bed catching up on my DVR, aside from a few dinners out. And that was exactly what I needed. It’s no secret that work has been pretty stressful for me lately. Fortunately, I only have one more week {Read More}

Follow Up: Nutrition Trickery

Wow! When I quickly posted my little rant yesterday about my scuffin surprise, I had no idea what a controversy it would generate. It’s taken all day for me to get around to it, but I have lots of things to say: For everyone asking if I heard back from Kath, I haven’t yet. If I do, I’ll let you know, but I probably won’t post her response verbatim – I’d be unhappy if someone posted one of my emails {Read More}

Nutrition trickery

In the last 36 hours, I’ve worked out HARD. Tuesday night, I went for that 4.8 mile hill run. Wednesday morning, I did an intense 45 minutes of heavy strength training. I posted yesterday about how exhausted and hungry I was after all that… so much that I wanted to crawl under my desk and take a nap. But I pushed on, and actually managed to get done with work early – 6pm! This is pretty much unheard of for {Read More}

The Five Minute Restaurant Diet

In case you couldn’t tell by my dearth of posts, I’ve been a bit busy lately. Unfortunately, I’ve also been packing on the pounds – which means I need a quick solution. Introducing: the five minute diet. It all started with the fact that my company rules allow me to submit only one charge on my credit card for dinner. I can’t get a sandwich at one place, frozen yogurt at another place, etc… at least not without incurring some {Read More}

Solving the Mysteries of Chinese Sauces

Last night while ordering my usual on-the-road dinner of Chinese takeout, I came upon a bit of a puzzle. I typically order steamed veggies with a protein (either shrimp, chicken, or tofu, depending on my mood), and I am offered a choice of sauces on the side. I usually get either the ambiguously named brown or white sauce, and probably end up using only a few tablespoons of it when I eat (I dip a corner of each veggie/protein into {Read More}

Weekend in Review

As I mentioned yesterday, I had started writing a “weekend in review” post to cover all the fun stuff I did on my first full weekend back in NYC, but that ended up getting trumped by the incredible Boston Marathon. If you didn’t get to watch the race live, be sure to check out yesterday’s post for a recap on the unbelievable elite races. But now, back to my regularly scheduled weekend in review… On Friday, we had a women’s {Read More}