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Cinnamon French Toast


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Good Morning Everyone,

Here’s my breakfast from the new book Extreme Transformation by Chris & Heidi Powell.  It was delicious.

Cinnamon French Toast 

            Breakfast

1 whole egg (2 eggs for men)
1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
Dash of cinnamon
2 slices low-sodium Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Bread
¼ cup low-fat cottage cheese (½ cup for men) (low sodium)
Vanilla stevia drops for sweetness
¼ cup berries
2 tablespoons sugar-free syrup
Spray a pan or skillet with cooking spray and place on medium heat.

Beat the egg, almond milk, and cinnamon together in a shallow dish.
Dip both slices of the bread into the mixture, coating both sides.
Place on the skillet and cook until the bread is brown on both sides.
Mix together the cottage cheese and stevia drops.
Top French toast with sweetened cottage cheese, berries, and syrup. Enjoy!

Women: 295 cals; 6g fat; 39g carb; 21g protein
Men: 400 cals; 11g fat; 42g carb; 33g protein

Carb Cycling 2016 💜😊


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Hello all,

Sorry I’ve been away from my blog but life as I know it has taken over all of my time, but luckily with the holiday break here I’ve found some free time in between all the hub bub of entertaining weekend guest, kids parties, shopping etc oh ya & over eating I’ve been wanting to write in my blog to tell you what I’m really excited about.  My newest experiment will be carb cycling…What? Wait? You’ve done this already, yes you’re right I’ve tried it before for a week or so but this time around I really feel that this is it for me and no I’m not saying this just because it January 2016 and it’s resolution time. I’m saying this because I truly believe that this will be my lifestyle and not a diet.  I like the fact that no food is off limit, it just matters how you combine your food.  Before I explain here’s just a little recap, I’ve been a stay at home mom for the past 15 years and now with my kids both starting high school I got a job working in retail.  Wow what an adjustment for myself and my whole family. Juggling family, work and trying to get in some time at the gym and eating healthy has become a challenge.  I’m trying to find a meal plan that’ll suit my needs, I don’t have celiac disease but I’ve noticed over the years that I can’t tolerate wheat, so that’s why carb cycling just seems to fit the bill.  santa listFor Christmas I asked Santa for a book, and he pre-ordered it as it was going to be released on Dec 22, 2015.  The book is called Extreme Transformation by Chris & Heidi Powell, I just love the show extreme weight loss and now I can see how they really do it, basically with a step by step manual.  Well Santa came through and my book arrived and I haven’t been able to put it down.extreme transformation coverLet me start of by saying that Carb Cycling is not a fad diet but rather it’s a well known and effective technique used by professional athletes and body builders.

Carb cycling is simply alternating high carb days with low carb days. I highly recommend getting Chris & Heidi’s new book because it’s explained so much better than I can do it justice.  But I’ll do my best to put it out there for you.Motivate Make today count
Everyday: on either High Carb and Low Carb days

Eat breakfast, 30 minutes after waking up (it gets your metabolism going)
5 meals every 3 hours (keeps your metabolism fire burning )
5 x a week 20 min Metabolic Missions (exercise routines)
6 x a week Weight Loss Accelerator (cardio)
Drink plenty of water
(Water energizes your muscles, which means your workouts will go better, your body will get stronger, and you’ll be able to burn more calories. Drink water before, during, and after exercise. You need to replace all that water you’re sweating away while your well-hydrated muscles are burning all those calories)
staytunedStay tuned as I plan on posting recipes, grocery lists, approved foods list, exercises and much more.

 

Beef Stroganoff + Zoodles


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This was last nights dinner and it was delicious.  I can’t remember the last time I made beef stroganoff.  I included the link to my recipe and the only change I did was that I used lean ground beef.
I made noodles for the family but mine were zoodles.  What I love about zoodles is that I don’t feel that I’m missing out on the noodle experience.  Its so easy, just spiral your zucchini and add to plate then top with beef stroganoff.  Sometimes I place the zoodles in the microwave for 30 seconds to heat them up.  I don’t like soggy zoodles, raw is best to my liking.
Happy Saturday 🙂

Here’s my Beef Stroganoff recipe, hope you like it as much as my family does. 

https://marisaskitchentalk.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/beef-stroganoff/

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Pesto Bean Salad


Pesto Bean Salad

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Unico Bean Medley

2 tbsp Pesto, Classico Traditional Basil Pesto
1/4 cup Red bell peppers
1 tbsp red onion, chopped
2 cups Romaine lettuce
1/2 Red Ripe Tomatoes
1 stalk of celery
5 Green Olives
Parmesan

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients with 1 tbsp pesto except for the lettuce.
Place lettuce on a plate and drizzle 1 tbsp  pesto, then add the bean mixture in the center of the plate and finish it off with some shaved Parmesan cheese.

Enjoy!!

Makes: 2 servings

Nutritional Info:
Calories: 157.2
Total Fat: 7.2 g
Total Carbs: 18.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 5.8 g
Protein: 6.2 g
Net Carbs: 12 g

I’m Shrinking


The other day I finally had the urge to clean out my closet, honestly I don’t know why it took  my so long.  I have a dear friend who’s sweet and keeps telling me I should go on a shopping spree and get ride of my fat clothes.  But I buy what I need since I’m not at my goal weight yet.

In the above picture are my jeans from when I was at my heaviest at 189 lb which was a tight size 16.  The jeans are sizes 16, 14, 12, 10, 8.
I’m currently in a size 8 and I’m thrilled about it.

Sometimes when you step on the scale and you don’t see it move in your favor.  Don’t fret the scale isn’t the only measure to see your successes.

Take a look in your closet and go try on the clothes you wore before you started this life style change.  You’ll be happily surprised with your Non-Scale Victory.

Wishing much success on your journey.

What are some of your Non-Scale Victories?

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