Meal Planning 101

Meal Planning 101 - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Meal planning. An essential part of any healthy eating lifestyle, planning your meals for the week ahead makes it easier to choose healthy foods, save money and time, and avoid the dreaded 5:15 oh-no-what-are-we-having-for-dinner moment. It helps you to grocery shop effectively (click here to read about my time, money, & calorie saving grocery shopping […]

6 Ways to Turn a Can of Beans into Dinner

6 Easy Ways to Turn a Can of Beans Into Dinner - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

  When people talk about the benefits of a plant-based diet, they frequently cite the health advantages, the ethical virtues, and the ecological good you’ll be effecting. But you know what doesn’t get mentioned a lot? The fact that skipping the meat can make for a much lower grocery bill. Maybe it doesn’t get mentioned […]

Dinner Party 101

Dinner Party 101 - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

When I was in high school, I would daydream about what my life would look like as a “proper grown up”. I thought about a lot of things– the cute house, the great style, the fabulous and sophisticated social engagements… and fancy dinner parties! To me, it seemed like nothing could be better at announcing “I am […]

FAQ’s, part 2

FAQs part two - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

For an in-depth article I wrote for The Kingston Whig Standard detailing my objections to and argument against the gluten-free-for-weight-loss trend, please click here.   

How to Manage a Garden Surplus

Peaches - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Late August is a great (though admittedly ominous) time of year for a lot of reasons. Gorgeous weather, a final summer long weekend, the US Open…. and harvest season! An overwhelming number of things are in season right now; for many of us that means peaches, plums, broccoli, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, carrots, beets, peppers, […]

6 Favourite Dinners Under 450 Calories

6 Easy Weeknight Dinners Under 400 Calories - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Dinner can be the trickiest dinner to get right. Frequently, if it’s healthy and low-cal, it isn’t filling and satisfying (and vice-versa). We’re never working with as much time as we think we are, and it’s really easy to get an entree rut.  With that in mind, here are 6 of my go-to healthy, quick, […]

Label, baby!

Label your food for your most organized freezer ever!

I’m thrilled to have gotten a great response on some of my kitchen and food organization tips and tricks (click here for my grocery shopping advice and here for everything you’ve always wanted to know about fruit & vegetable storage)! With that in mind, today’s post is a quick and easy way to keep your […]

Tupperware for a Better Body

Molly Daley

 If you follow my blog regularly, you know I don’t mess around when it comes to Tupperware (and/or Tupperware-like devices). Not only does it keep your fridge organized (as you know, I love a good organized fridge), but it keeps your leftovers moist, your fruit fresh, and your veggies crisp. Beyond that, though, Tupperware is […]

Making the Most of Your Produce- Fruit & Veggie Storage

Molly Daley

Looking for every single little thing you’ve ever wanted to know about storing your fresh fruits and veggies? Click here for how & where, charts to print and hang in your kitchen, and piles of helpful tips & tricks!  

Molly’s Grocery Method

Grocery list

Grocery shopping— not the sexiest of topics. It isn’t flat-abs-in-5-minutes, it isn’t 10-pounds-in-10-days, and isn’t eat-everything-you-want-and-still-lose-weight… but it is important. Really important. Effective and planned grocery shopping is one of the easiest, most simple steps you can take to healthier living and easier weight loss.  Why? Because it makes it easier to make healthy decisions. If […]