12/30 Weightloss Wednesday: Beginning Again

12/30 Weightloss Wednesday: Beginning Again

We are back and beginning again!  I bit off more than I could chew when I launched this site last year and had to choose between this blog and the one that actually made a little money but I think I’m at the point where I can give this blog the time and attention it needs and deserves.  I also haven’t been near as faithful to my diet as I should have been last year and especially the last few months.  (The Holidays are tough!)  But I am determined to lose this extra weight and get my health back.

Anyway, please enjoy this video and I look forward to providing great content moving forward!

New Report: Fructose More Toxic in Mice (and You!) Than Table Sugar

New Report Fructose More Toxic In Mice and You Than Table Sugar

The University of Utah released the results of a study proving that Fructose is more toxic in mice (and presumably us) than the Fructose-Sucrose mix of table sugar.   The study also suggested that the problems caused by a high level of Fructose in the diet were worse for female mice, reducing the rate of reproduction and lifespan of female rodents.

Biology professor Wayne Potts, senior author of a new study scheduled for publication in the March 2015 issue of The Journal of Nutrition said “This is the most robust study showing there is a difference between high-fructose corn syrup and table sugar at human-relevant doses”.

The study showed little difference between rates of reproduction, survival, and territorialism in male mice, suggesting that fructose and sucrose are equally toxic to males.

What are the takeaways from this study?  First and foremost, the sugar you are probably consuming everyday is slowly killing you.  While you should reduce the sugar in your diet across the board (especially if you are female), you should do everything possible to drop added fructose completely.  The HFCS that is present in almost everything we eat is adding weight to your body and subtracting years from your life.

One other interesting note is the rodents weren’t just fed sugar, but were also given starches as part of their sugar intake.  This means that in avoiding sugar, you should also avoid starches that are quickly turned in to sugar by your body; things like grains, potatoes, breads, and foods with a high glycemic index.

If sugar can harm the health of rats, you know it’s harming you as well.  Since removing sugar from my diet, I have lost over 30 lbs and am amazed at how quickly my body is changing.  My energy levels are off the charts and feel hopeful about my weight loss efforts for the first time in my life.

If you are considering a sugar free diet, write me at [email protected].  I’d love to hear from you!

Weightloss Wednesday: 30 lbs Down



We are back from the Holiday Hiatus are starting up the Weightloss Wednesday posts again.  I gained a few pounds over the Holidays so I took a few steps backwards but I’m back on track and determined to lose 100 lbs this year.  Please don’t tell me that is unrealistic, I know it us but I’m aiming high.  Just a few pounds a week and I’ll get there.

How are your weightloss efforts coming?  I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

What is Sugar Free and Keto Friendly at Arby’s?

What's Sugar FREE at Arby's?

Today we are looking at what has no added sugar at Arby’s.  Unfortunately, Arby’s sauce has sugar which for me is about 90% of the reason I ever went there.  The best thing to do here is just to get the shaved meats and maybe a little mustard or horsey sauce for dipping.  You can see the full menu here.


  • Brisket
  • Angus Steak
  • Corned Beef
  • Roast Beef
  • Ham
  • Pepper Bacon
  • Chicken
  • Turkey

No Sugar Added Arby’s Menu Items

  • Cheddar Cheese Sauce (Probably has PUFAs)

Low Sugar Arby’s Menu Items (Less than 2g)

  • Horsey Sauce
  • Ranch Dipping Sauce
  • Chopped Side Salad
  • Marinara sauce
  • Lite Italian dressing
  • Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

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10/8 Weightloss Wednesday: 34 Lbs Down and an Important Discovery about my Progress

Weightloss Wednesday

Today’s Weightloss Wednesday is up!  Please follow me on YouTube to never miss an episode!

So excited to see the weight start to come off again.  In the video I talk about something I noticed as I charted my weightloss.  It seems that it’s not a steady downward slope but it seems like the weight comes off in large chunks and then plateaus for a few weeks.  That certainly makes not losing weight in a given week a lot easier to deal with mentally.

I also go over my quest to do a pull-up.  Seeing some awesome progress there.

Thanks for watching and if you have any questions about living sugar free, let me know!