Fruit On A Low Carb Diet!?

For the first two years Rory and I were together I didn’t eat a single piece of fruit. Whaaaaaat!?? I was low carb, duh. Ok I lied, I did have some fruit: there was no shortage of tomatoes, avocados or coconut in my kitchen, but when it comes to the sweet stuff, goose egg. For two years. Looking back now I want to slap 2009 and 2010 Jenny. That’s two Jersey strawberry seasons forfeited. I cringe at the thought. This is my rationale: when you’re suuuuper low carb for a long time, one piece of mouth-watering melon can set off a…

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So It Turns Out Breastfeeding Is HARD

…Really hard. Who knew something so basic and natural could be so freaking challenging!? I’m pretty sure if I ate like crap I would have quit by now, but since I put so much effort into eating right I want all that liquid gold injected directly into my baby in every round at the tata bar. I took the “no other option” approach from day -280. Women have been doing it for thousands of years and so will I. Period. That said, I’ve certainly encountered my fair share of lactation woes. In no specific horrible-ness ranking… meet my woes: 1. I’m the…

5 UNEXPECTED WAYS MOTHERHOOD CHANGED MY LIFE

1. Dining out solo Living in NYC, I’m totally fine going out shopping and traversing the city alone, but until I had a baby I hadn’t eaten at a restaurant without a dining companion. Now, I welcome a table for one and soak up the few minutes of quiet with just myself, my meal and my iPhone. 2. Walking with TP It may be silly, but I used to make sure I disguised toilet paper before carrying it home from Duane Reade (our drug store in Manhattan) in a bag — sometimes two bags — to hide the fact that…

Fit After 40

This post is inspired by a lovely reader who wants to tone up after having babies and turning 40. To every woman who’s hit the big 4-0 and doesn’t want to let go of her figure, this is for you! The BAD news: As we age, we slowly lose muscle mass. It’s happening to everyone over the age of 24. Depressing, right? This loss of muscle mass is what causes the concurrent gradual decline in metabolism. The only way to combat this is to incorporate resistance training into your workouts to preserve the mass for as long as you can. For…