Trying to lose weight can be difficult. I know, I know, this is nothing new! But hear what am about to talk about, it could help you! About 46 million Americans go on a diet each year and about 5 percent manage to keep the weight off. There are many ways to go about trying to lose weight. Tracking, following one of the thousands of fad diets, hire a trainer or dietitian, do bootcamps…. the list goes on and on.
One of the best ways is social support groups – whether its online or in person – having someone to talk to and relate to has shown higher success rates than for those who try to do the weight loss thing all alone. Having someone there to give you motivational support and guidance is one of the most beneficial things you can [...]
ITS BACK!!!! Starbucks has released its tenth year of those delicious, calorie packed Pumpkin Spice Lattes. A grande (16 ounces) PSL with nonfat milk and no whipped cream contains 260 calories and 48 grams of sugar. YES, you read that correctly 48 GRAMS OF SUGAR! Try this cleaned up version which is Paleo and 17 Day Diet cycle two friendly!
Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
2 -4 tablespoons canned pumpkin
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup STRONGLY brewed coffee or 2 shots espresso
1-3 packets of stevia
Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan over medium to high heat, whisking continuously, until the “latte” begins to steam.
This cleaned up version has….drum roll please…. ONLY 55 calories and 2 grams of sugar!
Looking for more clean eating recipes? Try this clean eating meal plan. 3 meals + 1 snack planned each [...]
Cauliflower Crust Garlic Breadsticks
1/4-1/2 a head of cauliflower (about 2 cups) (Beneficial)
1 teaspoon olive oil (Beneficial)
1 clove garlic, minced (Beneficial)
1 large egg (Beneficial)
4 oz low fat mozzarella cheese, grated (Beneficial)
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
1 pinch each salt and pepper
Optional for dipping:Marinara sauce (Neutral)
Preheat the oven to 350F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper so that paper hangs over the sides.
Lightly spray parchment paper with cooking spray.
Rice the cauliflower. To “rice,” grate the cauliflower with a cheese grater.
Cook “rice” in the microwave until soft, about 6-7 minutes, stirring every two minutes.
While the cauliflower cooks, beat the egg, garlic, 3 ounces of the cheese, 1/4 teaspoon dried italian herb seasoning, and salt and pepper.
Add cooked cauliflower to cheese mixture and combine.
Spread “dough” into your loaf pan.
Bake 30 minutes, remove from oven, flip over and bake an additional ten minutes on the other side. The bread sticks [...]
Whip up this Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa Salad for a delicious entree to satisfy your body and soul.
2 teaspoons grated lime zest
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 cup quinoa, washed
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 medium tomatoes, diced
4 scallions, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Whisk together first four ingredients with 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl and set aside.
Bring 2 cups water and 1 cup quinoa to a boil in a medium pot with 1 tablespoon salt. After it reaches a boil reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 10-15 minutes.
Remove pot from heat and remove lid. Let stand for about 5 minutes.
Add quinoa to dressing and toss until dressing is absorbed, then stir in remaining ingredients and salt and pepper to taste.
Optional: Beef this up with a little extra [...]
Going fully raw isn’t easy. But remember you don’t have to become fully raw to reap the benefits. Adding raw foods to your regular diet can be helpful as well. Try by starting out with 1 meal a day raw – breakfast might be the easiest and I have a raw smoothie recipe below to help! You can double this recipe if you want to consume more – this recipe makes a 16 oz smoothie.
You could also jump right in to the Raw food world and try a raw food cleanse to see if the diet is right for you. First check out our previous post “What Can A Raw Food Cleanse Do For You?”. We have apps for trying a cleanse out. You can do 3 days, 7 days, 14 days or 28 days. These cleanses will help [...]