February 6, 2012
So today marks my third week on JUDD! Weight loss is going great and my clothes are baggier. I will post a weight update next Monday.
Down days are still a little tricky as sometimes the hunger can get a little intense, but I know that lack of sleep or stress can make hunger elevated and I have been dealing with both lately.
This weekend I made coconut flour pancakes. If you love pancakes but don't want all the carbs associated with the regular kind I recommend that you try these. They were so yummy. A lot of work for breakfast but so good with some breakfast sausage. I used 1 tsp of honey for flavor and butter.
Here is the link for making these tasty treats:
Coconut Flour Pancakes Recipe
If you make them let me know how you like them. This recipe makes 16 pancakes and a total of 4 servings with 249 calories per serving and 9.8 grams of carbs. So 996 calories and 39.2 carbs for the entire recipe.
This weekend hubby made the most delicious pumpkin cheesecake I have ever had. It was difficult but I managed to only have one slice everyday.
We decided to use a fresh pie pumpkin from the grocery store but feel free to use canned if you want.
Here's the recipe - I don't have exact measurements on everything as hubby likes to wing it with the ingredients but I will do my best below:
For the Crust:
1/4 - 1/2 cup pecans
1/2 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
unsweetened dark chocolate - optional
Stevia - 5-10 drops
Mix ground pecans, melted butter and stevia together. Pat down in the bottom of a pie dish and bake in the oven for about 10 minutes. Let cool while you start work on the filling.
1 Pie Pumpkin (cut and steamed until fork tender)
*save the seeds and roast in oven at 275 for 15-20 minutes with a little salt and olive oil for a tasty snack.
8 ounces of heavy cream
2 packages of cream cheese
Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 - 1 tsp vanilla
Stevia 5-10 drops
Whip up the heavy cream until get stiff peaks add a few drops of stevia if you want). Mix the cream cheese and steamed pumpkin together (the warm pumpkin helps make the cream cheese nice and creamy) Add your spices and sweetener to the cream cheese and pumpkin mixture. Mix well. Taste. If need more spices or sweetener add now. Fold in the whipped heavy cream. Taste. If need more spices or sweetener add now.
Pour the filling into the pie crust. Put in fridge to cool. I found that after 24 hours the flavors were even better than waiting a few hours for it to cool in the fridge. After 2 days it was even better! It kind of reminds me of Ben & Jerry's Pumpkin Cheesecake ice cream. Only low carb and with all natural ingredients and no preservatives.
Eat and enjoy!
September 18, 2011 Day 11
So I made butternut squash and did one half with olive oil and salt. The other half had some erythritol and cinnamon. Hubby and I both agreed that the erythritol and cinnamon side was much better then the olive oil and salt.
Butternut squash was easy to make and kind of reminded me of a sweet potato. It's pretty carby so I think I would prefer the sweet potato to the squash. I like my sweet potato with butter and salt! Yummy.
Haven't made the acorn squash yet but I did buy a pie pumpkin this weekend and hubby made low carb pumpkin cheesecake that was so delicious.
I will post more on this delightfully delectable treat Monday or Tuesday so stay tuned.
June 13, 2011 Day 16
I admit I have been a bit lax in regards to exercising the past couple of weeks and as a result my weight has not budged. This week I am starting a new exercise challenge which I am hoping will restart my weight loss!
I will be doing body weight and weight training 3 days a week! Exercise bike the rest of the week for 30 minutes per day. And if I can convince my hubby walking at least one day a week (we have some killer hills where we live).
I don't know if this will help as many low carbers believe that exercise should be avoided at all costs...
May 26, 2011 - Day 3
I know most of you have probably heard that spot reducing does not work and that fat loss is what reshapes your body. I disagree. I believe that weight bearing exercises such as push ups, donkey kicks, squats, etc can do wonders for your body shape; even when you are not losing actual fat.
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