* Doing videos * Doing Facebook lives * Creating Vlogs (video blog posts) * Doings Photo shoots or having my photo taken
It’s weird. I wasn’t always this way.
But now, you name it, as soon as anyone picks up a camera, I want to hide my head.
My dislike of photos, videos, etc. kicked up big time after what I now call My Bittersweet Last Year with Mom. (That’s also when I turned to carbs as if they were my long-lost friends. Which, of course, they weren’t. Of course, that led to a weight gain of 21 pounds, which took a while to shed.)
Here’s why I’m writing about my video and photo phobia.
From working with and emailing so many of you, I know that I’m not alone.
Today it’s my pleasure to announce Follow Friday, a new weekly
or biweekly feature on my blog.
On Follow Friday, you’ll find out about some of my absolute favorite people, non-profit organizations, events, products, programs, books, podcasts, and sugar-free, gluten-free, organic foods and beverages.
I’m so excited to finally share things I’ve been eagerly tracking down and excitedly discovering for years. Essentially, you’ll get the benefits of my extensive research to find the cleanest foods, the best movers and shakers, and the most awesome events.
With Follow Friday, my goals are to help you learn about the best people, groups and products to help you become happier and healthier, as well as more productive and empowered.
In short, my intentions are honorable. Please note, to be transparent, that I will NOT take affiliate commissions from any of the people, organizations or events I feature.
What I may or may not do—it depends on the featured party—is request that whoever I write or talk about about (voice recordings are coming) make a donation to my favorite charity, which is the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation (HSF).
FYI, the reason I chose to spotlight the HSF is because without the selfless, giving, compassionate Roberta Ruggiero, its founder and president, I may simply not be alive today. Or I’d be a depressed, lethargic, barely alive shell of my former self. Seriously! Soon, I’ll feature the HSF on Follow Friday, and you’ll learn about how I unintentionally introduced Roberta to Wolfram Alderson, who is now the HSF’s powerhouse chairman.
Do you make a delicious gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb vegetable-rich lasagna? Can you create delectable veggie fries that has everyone raving about how they’re better than French fries? Do you know how to whip up scrumptious, low-carb, sugar-free, Paleo cookies?
In short, do you have amazing Paleo recipes, which contain no agave, no honey, no maple syrup, no coconut sugar, and no wine? I call this way of eating Truly Paleo or Sugar-Free Paleo.
For years — especially since I first started my Sugar Shock Blog in 2005 — have been asking me for such recipes, so they can lose or maintain weight and lead a healthy Paleo diet. They’ve been getting frustrated, because many recipes call for adding sweeteners such as agave, honey, or coconut sugar, or even alcohol.
Now, I’d love to feature some of your healthiest, sugar-denying, carb-busting, sugar-free, Truly Paleo recipes in my next book, I Blew My Diet! Now What? The Super-Simple Plan to Rebound After Your Carb Relapse to Lose Weight for Good. In addition, I’ll feature more recipes in another upcoming book.
So for this week’s Start-Again Monday, I invite you to have some sugar-free fun in the kitchen.
First, you want to know what it means to follow a Paleo diet. Your dish cannot include: (more…)