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People who are new to the alkaline way of eating are often frustrated by the difficulty of finding a useful alkaline diet food list. This is a shame, because the alkaline diet is beneficial for many conditions. The essence of this diet is to eat more foods that have an alkalizing effect on the
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Image by Avoir Chaud

We are many things here at FGG: Active. Honest. Daring. Committed to our mission of challenging all fat girls to get out and live full and fabulous lives. But one thing we are not is particularly fashionable. Therefore, we’d love to add a tell-it-like-it-is monthly
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This week’s Fat Girl’s Guide is the first installment of a two-part series. Part I takes you through all your cruise prep – from research to wardrobe. Next week's Guide will be crammed with ways to make the most of your onboard experience.

A few things are certain on a cruise: Drinks will be ridiculously
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The key to the alkaline diet is to eat more healthy alkalizing foods. Fortunately, alkaline diet food doesn't have to be boring or bland. In fact, alkalizing whole foods come in a range of textures, flavors, and colors, adding a pleasing variety to your meals. As an added benefit, many types of alkaline diet food
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Between the Seats by SC Fiasco

When Southwest Airlines booted writer/actor/filmmaker Kevin Smith from his buckled-in seat aboard an Oakland-to-Burbank flight on Saturday, Feb. 13, the question of passenger size vs. seat size was catapulted into headlines. Again. Some readers may remember that Southwest drew a lot of
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Image by A|ina

I'm not sure, but this may be the most adorable image in our FGG Girls Flickr group to date. But "adorable" doesn't quite cover it: I love the sass and sensuality depicted here, the confident curves, and the bright pop of coral color. This photo is also
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I love butter. Dearly. Sometimes I think if I didn't love butter so much, I might spend a little less time wondering who shrunk my jeans. That said, any time I can find a recipe that works a little butter into the mix without turning it into a Paula Deen recipe, I'm a
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Maria, testing her "climbing legs"

A couple of weeks ago my friend and fellow Biggest Little City Losers contestant, Maria, called with a proposition. It went a little something like this:

Her: "We should go rock climbing tomorrow!"
Me: "Uhhhh..."
Her: "Come on, it would be fun!"
Me: "Uhhh..."

Turns out she had called a local rock climbing gym to
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The alkaline ash diet, more commonly known as the alkaline diet, strives to find balance in the diet that our bodies were meant to have as opposed to the acidic nature compelled by foods that have taken over our lives in the past 100 years. The alkaline ash diet will get you back
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Flamenco cape by Felt Inspired

This week's Ask FGG feature is brought to you by FGG's newest contributor, Angela. Angela writes from Chicago, just down the road from FGG editor, Toni, and we're excited to have her on board. Look for more great stuff from Angela next week!

Up front, I’ll confess a wee bit of
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