Welcome back to another week of "straight talk" about my weight loss journey to better health.
When I was first asked to write these blogs, I promised to keep it real and honest. I wanted to share my ups and downs along the way. I’m so thankful that, so far, my journey has had more ups than downs!
It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for me. The scales haven’t moved for me at all. I guess I should be grateful that I haven’t gained any weight. I also know that I’ve been eating things I shouldn’t be eating at all. It’s strawberry season here in Newfoundland and I’ve been picking loads of them. I’ve also been eating far too many of those gorgeous, plump, red juicy delicious berries.
Most of my close friends and family know how much I love to cook and bake and last year I came up with a recipe for homemade Strawberry Cream Tarts. It took me most of last summer to perfect them and as fast as I could make them, I was selling them. This year was no different... I’ve been flat out baking and taste testing, making sure that I was putting out the most delicious product I could.
Now, for someone like me who has a hard time resisting temptation, this is proving to be detrimental to my weight loss efforts.
I know a lot of you are nodding your heads in agreement with me because you have all felt the same temptations. We all know the "pull" we feel towards something that visually looks good and tastes equally delicious. I have been feeling the "pull" this week.
Even though I’ve been showing as much restraint as I can muster, I’ve still indulged in my guilty pleasure of tart-tasting. Instead of eating 2 or 3 a day as in the past, I’ve tried to keep it to 1 tart every couple of days. Have I been feeling guilty about that? Of course, I have. Cheating on my healthy lifestyle always leaves me feeling sorry and regretful after the fact. Have I given up on my efforts to continue my journey? NO WAY!
I have forgiven myself of my transgressions and am re-focusing my efforts as of today!
Last evening, as I was making more shortbread tart shells, my mind started working overtime on how I could enjoy all these flavors without doing any damage to my waistline using my Nutracelle. I was thinking that instead of the tart shell, I could make some vanilla crepes with my Vanilla Nutralean, and that my filling wouldn’t change much except for the addition of a scoop of Vanilla for added protein and fiber. The strawberry glaze can be made with stevia instead of sugar and drizzled over the crepes... now I’m excited to try a new twist on my recipe that's low carb, as well as low sugar!
I LOVE turning a negative into a positive; I’m SO excited!
That’s what I LOVE about Nutracelle: you can adapt any recipe and make a heathier version that's guilt-free! Lower carbs, no added sugar but high in prebiotic fiber and loaded with protein! How can you not LOVE that!? This is the reason why I can see myself as a Nutracelle girl for life.
Making delicious desserts and healthy meals has become a way of life for me lately but I just need to reign myself in now, move past these past couple of weeks and re-focus my efforts! Nutracelle makes that easier to do than any other diet or protein powder that I’ve tried in the past. I’m confident that my success will continue.
One of my favorite meals is one I made last week: Traditional Protein Pizza!! This pizza blew me away with every scrumptious and tasty bite! You will find the recipe right here. This pizza is seriously the best low carb, high protein pizza I’ve ever tasted!!! You really need to try this one...you won’t be sorry!! I’m also including a few photos of the one I’ve made! I will definitely be making this one again!
Thanks for dropping in again this week and I look forward to seeing you all again next week!! Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!