The biggest mistake you can make with your “diet” is skip a meal. Not only will you be slowing metabolism but you will probably end up over eating later on or bingeing. Eating often helps increase metabolism which makes you burn calories all day long. It also helps you stay full by stabilizing blood sugar.
When too much time goes by without eating, you have low blood sugar. Guess what happens when you have low blood sugar?
Yep, you got that right girl! You CRAVE SUGAR. And once you have low blood sugar it is very very very hard to not give in to the cravings. So take my advice, and don’t allow yourself to get hungry. Eat a small healthy meal or snack every 3-4 hours and you will have stable blood sugar and less cravings. Then it is much easier to have strong will power.
So, I know you are busy and I don’t expect you to cook 6 meals a day, that is why I am giving you this healthy recipe for these pumpkin protein cookies. These are so good and so healthy but you won’t believe that they are healthy. That is how good these are. Make these and you can have 3 as a snack and you will feel satisfied and healthy. They are great for on the go also.
Ok, now I am going to finish eating my lunch (leftover Summer Veggie Turkey Meatloaf) and give you today’s recipe. By the way, you can get my Turkey Veggie Meatloaf from My Pinterest Board. Just make sure you are FOLLOWING me on Pinterest so that you can have access to all of my recipes.
By the way, before I give you the recipe, I just want to give you something that is gonna save you a tone of time and that will help you if you are trying to lose weight, get leaner, get more definition, feel more energy, get healthier, and more toned.
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How do you get the point where you can eat healthy, lose weight, feel good about yourself and not feel like its so overwhelming and hard?
Be CONSISTENT with your PLAN and be SYSTEMIC & STRATEGIC about it. If you do, you will be finally able to say “It’s a LIFESTYLE”. Because when it really is a “lifestyle”, your body and life reflect it.
Does your body and life reflect it?
You probably know what to do, you just haven’t been STRATEGIC about it. Or maybe the plans you’ve done haven’t been realistic for a busy mom so you haven’t been able to stick to it.
Or you haven’t found the right strategy to incorporate this into your life. But once you do, your life will change forever.
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No one does that which is why no one can stick to the plans long enough to see results.
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I started following the strategies inside FMFL years ago and its how I went from feeling like I was Dieting all the time and not able to maintain that level of commitment and not seeing great results. To being in the best shape of my life, not feeling like I’m ever dieting, enjoying every meal, not feeling deprived and loving it.
I’m serious, it’s life changing. And though you may know what to do, its different following a plan and having the accountability.
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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Protein Cookies
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tbsp coconut oil + 1 tsp
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup quinoa flakes
- 1/3 cup almond meal
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use BB3 Formula 1)
- 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
- 2 tbsp chocolate chips (gluten-free and dairy-free) OPTIONAL
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl mash the bananas with the coconut oil and vanilla extract.
- In a separate bowl mix the rest of the ingredients except the walnuts and chocolate chips.
- Mix dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well.
- Fold in the walnuts and chocolate chips.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop about a tablespoon full of the mixture and bake for ~ 12 minutes or until golden brown on the top.
You are going to love these cookies. They are super easy to make. If you have kids, they will love them too. Nico tore them up. He loved them.
Also, great idea to take these with you when you are meeting a friend at a coffee shop or the park or a play date. This way you will eat something healthy and you will feel like its a treat because they are that good. You won’t miss the double chocolate chunk cookies from Starbucks, I promise! Here is one more picture to make your mouth water.
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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?
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