BrightLine Menu, Maintenance

Recipes from the Web for inspiration: Thai Basil Chicken by Martha You can skip the sugar or throw in a squeeze of orange juice but I don’t think it’s necessary. Serve over cauliflower rice. Grilled Mexican Chicken Vegetable Kabobs   These look perfect for a Baja inspired meal with chicken, cumin, cilantro, lime, zucchini, red peppers,…

BrightLine Eating and Perfectionism

Week 3 in BrightLine Bootcamp musings: I’m in Week 3 of BrightLine Eating and let me confess, I’m not perfect. In general I’m a perfectionist which was critical to get through medical school and an asset for a surgeon, but can torpedo my best intentions. The most successful BrightLiners claim to never break their lines…

BrightLine Eating, Bootcamp and Beyond

Bootcamp Week 2 I joined the BrightLine Bootcamp, which is a fee based 10 week online course. I was really successful in the BrightLine 14 day challenge, I lost 1-2 pounds a week without a lot of effort. I would like to lose another 20 pounds so I joined the Bootcamp for motivation. I like…

Brightline Eating Menu Ideas

How’s the lifestyle change going, Doc? It’s not really a diet so let’s call it a dietary lifestyle. Mmkay? I refuse to weigh myself but I’m wearing smaller jeans so there’s that. Overall, I’ve been successful with BrightLine Eating. It isn’t really difficult but I’m also not perfect. A coconut cake was baked and partially…

BrightLine Eating Menu, Low Carb Meal Ideas

Recipe Ideas: Cauliflower Pizza Crust  I used this same recipe to make cauliflower tortillas for Chicken Fajittas Pork Egg Roll Bowls Rick Bayless’s Ceviche with fresh yellow tail jack or red snapper which I hope to catch on Saturday. (I will really be watching for blue and humpback whales while my husband fishes. If a fish…

Bright Line Eating, Menu and Checking In

The Verdict is In; Bright Line Eating is working for me. I feel great and I’m almost off sugar and flour without much effort. I started Bright Line Eating in earnest on January 1st and I’ve lost 7 pounds! This really doesn’t feel like a New Year’s resolution, it’s more of a healthy adjustment. The…

BrightLine Eating Week 1 Free From Sugar

How do you feel, Doc? I paid to take the 14 day challenge at BrightLine Eating. I wanted a  good start for my sugar and flour free adventure. I am not affiliated with BrightLine and my menus are compliant but not sanctioned by BrightLine. I feel a little fatigued from the low calories.  I haven’t…

Cranberry Mint Mojita Mocktail

I’m celebrating the start of the Loreto Bay CSA with a refreshing mocktail made with fresh mint from my basket of greens, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, Swiss chard and bunches of fresh herbs. Whether you chose to live as a sober rebel or not, it’s always nice to offer an alcohol free “mocktail” to your…

La Gringa’s Weekly Menu, Mostly South Beach

I’m back in Baja and Sunday is our hunting and gathering day. The outdoor market is open and the vegetables were fresh. In the U.S. I create a weekly menu and then shop for the ingredients. In Mexico, I gather what I can find and then create a menu. Baja shopping tip: The winds have…

South Beach Phase 2 Menu, Dealing with Boredom

Diet Boredom? Are you really bored on a low carb diet or are you just waiting until you can go back to your routine of grab and go high carb choices? If you are constantly thinking you’re on a diet then you aren’t really changing how you eat as a lifestyle. Essentially you’re always looking…