The biggest mistake I find people doing is skipping meals.
Too much time goes by without eating. And I know people’s mentality, trust me, being in this industry for over 15 years and working with hundreds and hundreds of people, I get it!
When people are trying to lose weight, the mentality is eat less. Try and hold yourself over as much time as possible in order to eat less and less calories.
Well my friend, BIG MISTAKE!
Eating often makes your metabolism work harder and faster, in essence, burning more calories. Plus do you know what happens when too much time goes by without eating?
What happens is you have low blood sugar. Guess what your body will ask you for at this time?
At this point, it is extremely hard to have WILL POWER.
So the trick is to not allow yourself to get hungry. If you don’t, you will not only be able to fight cravings, but they will be much less and you will also be speeding metabolism and burning more calories.
How do you do this?
ALWAYS BE PREPARED!
That is why I created my healthy recipes book “Eat To Be Fit”. To be able to give you tons of options for healthy snacks and meals to be able to have on hand readily.
One of my favorite snacks from there is my Oatmeal Blue Muffins and My Oatmeal Cookies. I make them every week and have them ready in the fridge when I’m on the run.
Here is a great healthy snack recipe that is delicious and gluten-free, and super easy to make. I hope you enjoy it and try it. I have other gluten-free cookie recipes on My Pinterest Boards so make sure to go there and check them out and click “FOLLOW ALL” so that you can have them all organized and ready to use and make.
And remember, if you don’t have time to make a healthy snack, please don’t skip a meal. I finally found an easy, healthy and quick option for you. I finally found a PROTEIN BAR that is made with 100% healthy ingredients, fresh, they bake them and send them out to you and gluten-free. Seriously, I can’t believe these exist. They are DALE BARS and they are so yummy. I would recommend you buy a box and have them on hand in case you don’t have time to bake. You have to keep them refrigerated….. thats how fresh they are! My favorite flavor is Mocha Brownie, and Chocolate Almond Coconut, and the Carrot Cake is pretty darn deelish too. Check them out here: DALE BARS.
Now, before I give you the recipe, I want to make sure we got some basics covered. Because if you are trying to LOSE SOME WEIGHT or trying to FEEL BETTER, or get MORE TONED, and you are eating some of “THESE FOODS”, it will be close to impossible no matter what else you are eating or how much EXERCISEyou are doing.
There are some foods that I try to always stay away from because they are super INFLAMMATORY and inflammation is not only the root of most DISEASES, but it also doesn’t allow you to BURN FATeffectively. So even if you exercise 7 times a week and eat 800 calories a day…… If you eat some of the foods on “THIS LIST”, you may possibly not be able to burn ONE OUNCE of fat.
So before I give you this crazy, to die for, yummy recipe, I want to give you this list of foods so that you can get them out of your diet and be able to see much better results.
I also put together a list of the foods I always have and the foods that are CRUCIAL to include in everyones nutrition in order to not only be healthy but to also be able to lose weight and be able to gain LEAN AND TONED muscle. This is a lot of information and I wanted to put it together in a way that you can see it, print it and put it somewhere in your kitchen as a reminder. So you can download it here in THIS LINK. I also went ahead and gave you a 30 seconds video with some of the BEST ABS EXERCISES that I feel have gotten me the best results ever. I mean ABS that I have never had (after 2 kids). Again, here is the link: Forbidden & Must Eat Foods
Ok, here it goes! Make sure to hit the FACEBOOK and PINTEREST button above the page so you can share this yummy recipe with your friends and so that you can make sure you have it on your own Pinterest Board. I always talk about PLANNING being the key to SUCCESS. But still, no one does it and it could really make the biggest impact on your results. Would it make your life EASIER if I gave you a meal plan for the ENTIRE month? Yes, you read it right, I could give you one as a gift just because you are taking the time to read this and invest in your health and body! I know that most people don’t make a plan because #1, they don’t have time and #2, they don’t know how to make one that will actually work and help you lose weight, gain more energy, control cravings and help you reach your goals. It’s time consuming, I know! So I made one for you and you can get one of my MMF Fat Loss Meal Plan Calendars every month sent right to your inbox and I won’t charge you anything.
How cool is that?
I did all the work for you.
So if you want to be able to receive your Meal Plan Calendar, click here.
You will get a calendar each month withyour BREAKFAST, SNACK 1, LUNCH, SNACK 2 and DINNER recipes and meals for each day.
Pretty amazing 🙂
And listen, if you get a month that already passed, please please please, don’t just throw it away.
You can totally use it, just adapt it to your new month or days.
It will be great to have more recipes and plans to choose from.
But you will receive the new months Meal Plan Calendar every 28th of the month for the following month.
Coconut-Chip Gluten-Free Cookies
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup agave nectar or Stevia to taste
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp each of baking soda and powder
- 1/3 cup shredded coconut
- 3 tbsp gluten-free and dairy-free chocolate chips (I use DREAM)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use PROGRADE)
- 2 tbsp freeze dried fruit like raspberries, blueberries or strawberries (OPTIONAL)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients except coconut and chips and fruit.
- Mix well and then fold in the chips, coconut and fruit if using.
- Scoop onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for ~ 12-14 minutes or until done and golden brown on top.
If you want to add more protein to this add vanilla protein powder (1 scoop) I use PROGRADE. Its awesome. You may need to add a little more liquid to it after so if you do, add a little unsweetened applesauce until you get the desired consistency.
These are coconuty, nutty and chocolaty all at once….. If those words even exist. They are so good its hard to believe they are healthy, but they are.
You can eat them without guilt! So get to cookin’ my friend. And remember, half the battle is in the kitchen and being prepared. Now don’t go skipping any meals.
I always say that PLANNING is the key to FITNESS SUCCESS.
But I know that it’s time consuming.
I also know that you are not sure exactly how to pair foods together to make them FAT BURNING.
I also know that it sucks to eat the same thing all the time and that when you do, it makes you feel like you are DIETING.
And that makes you at one point fall off the wagon and end up eating like crap for God knows how long.
That’s why its so hard to lose the weight.
I know that its hard to eat healthy CONSISTENTLY when you don’t enjoy the food because it’s bland and boring.
I know that you probably feel hungry a lot because you think NOT EATING is the solution.
Would it make it EASIER for you if I have you a meal plan for the ENTIRE MONTH?
Let me help you, click on the following link to download for FREE my MMF 30-Day Fat Loss Meal Plan Calendar.
I can send you My MMF Weeknight Meals E-Book. At least with this I can be helping you cut out the meal planning time, the searching for healthy recipes, the shopping lists. I tell you how to prepare extra food to have easy left over meals on other days and I give you 30 minute workouts 3 times a week that will help you get super effective fat blasting workouts in just 30 minutes 3 times a week.This is for those people that don’t have a lot of time, don’t want to feel like they are dieting, but also want to lose weight, eat healthier, have their family eat healthier and do it in the least amount of time possible.
My Eat To Be Fit Healthy Recipes Book is in, so if you want to secure your copy make sure to get one now as they have been flying!! There are tons of great, easy and healthy recipes for you to try and enjoy. I am glad that you are loving all the recipes, keep on making them, I promise it will make a difference.
And keep on going on My Facebook and telling me about your cooking stories and workouts. You know I love hearing from you! And hey, you may even win a great Michelle Marie Fit Prize if you are on there interacting all the time.
P.S. Its almost the end of the month and that is when I choose My Facebook SUPERFAN. I choose one person every month to give an awesome PRIZE to. This person is on My Facebook Page a lot, COMMENTING, LIKING, SHARING & INTERACTING with other Fans. So make sure you log on to My Facebook Page and LIKe the page and share comments. You will be surprised how many great tips, recipes and ideas you get from interacting with others and reading others comments on my page. Also, feel free to go to My Facebook page, and ask me QUESTIONS or tell me YOUR CONCERNS, I always answer.
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You have to try this. Its also a great lunch for the next day. So make sure to make plenty of them. Now all you need is a delicious healthy snack a few hours after this delicious lunch and you are well on your way to a Perfect Healthy Eating Day! Did you get yesterday’s healthy snack recipe? If you didn’t, go to My Facebook Page and get it. Its Gluten-Free Protein Pumpkin Cookies…….. Can it get any better than this?
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Here is another great gluten free recipe to try!