Hello Social Media Familiy. I'm back!!! We just had a baby girl that turned 4 months today!!! OH YEA!!!! Her name is Cassiopeia. Look it up and tell me what it means below⤵️⤵️⤵️ As you can see I have slipped a bit with my diet (mom also). I never though I'd make a post like this but I gained weight, we both did. Hey baby shoutin you out 😉😘😍 @lioness.black. I'm currently 245.7lbs and my stomach is the proof. As a new father life changes alot. The focus and free time I had before is no more!!!NO EXCUSES ON MY END. My new fathers Salute. Be the best dads possible. Everyone follow along for these next 3months let's se how I look then. WHOS JOINGING ALONG??? COMMENTS BELOW⤵️⤵️⤵️
Sugar Free Candied Pecans —————————————
6 cups pecans
1 cup @ketologie sweet like sugar replacement
1/2 cup brown sugar alternative
1 Tbs cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp salt
2 egg whites
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp coffee extract
1/2 tsp maple extract
1/4 cup water (set aside)
Cooking spray for slow cooker
In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix together sugars, cinnamon, allspice and salt. Set aside.
In a small separate bowl, whisk egg whites and extracts until frothy.
Spray slow-cooker with cooking spray. Add pecans. Pour egg white and extract mixture over pecans and stir until coated evenly. Pour sugar mixture all over the coated pecans and combine until everything is dispersed throughout.
Cook on low for 3 hours, stirring every half hour. In the last 30 min, add water 1/4 cup water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Stir and cover once more until finished.
Once complete, spread pecans on even layer of parchment on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven on 400 for 5-7 min. Other recipes call this optional....but it’s not optional if you’re making my version 🥰
Cool completely and then you may have to break any stuck pieces apart before storing them in an air tight container.
Tag me if you make em! I’d love to hear what you think.
I always wondered why I kept letting myself go time and time again. This past summer was such an eye opener for me, for my life. In order to get to where I’m at now, physically and more importantly mentally, I had to overcome a depression state I was in. I was hurting myself and others with my lack of knowledge and self love. I took the time to sit down and collect my thoughts, saw a therapist who held me accountable and on the right path. When I got diagnosed with my kidney stones (which I know there are way more serious things out there but this is what helped change me) i knew that I had to make a change in my eating habits. I wanted to live a healthy lifestyle. So after my procedure I promised myself to focus on me. And I did. I fell in love with myself for the first time. And everything else started falling perfectly into place. I found out exactly what I wanted out of my career path and will be attending the EFDA program at Case Western this summer to further my dental career. I started making healthy choices and cleaned up my eating habits. (Lots of H2O y’all, stay away stones!) I fell in love with the man of my dreams; who loves me unconditionally. Loves me through all my flaws and teaches me how to become a better version of myself. God had/has a greater plan for me and I couldn’t feel more blessed. Although my weight loss journey isn’t over, I wanted to share my story thus far with y’all. I hope it inspires at least one of you. 💚 #Herbalife#WeightLoss#WeightLossJourney#iWorkOut#positivevibes
We have the evidence.
We know that any approach to diet can work when we achieve a caloric deficit.
We know that if you eat low fat, high fat, high carb, low carb, low protein, high protein in a calorie deficit, you will lose weight.
Some diets get more criticism than others over the various claims they make, but ultimately, they all CAN work when done with the appropriate energy balance.
So let’s get that off the table. Choose one. Choose one that best suits your lifestyle. One that makes it most manageable to adhere to.
Now let’s put on the table that each and everyone will still be challenging.
Every minute of every day you’ll be confronted with a fork in the road. One side of the fork is adhering to your plan and the other is not.
And there’s a spectrum of emotions and realities that make one side of the fork easier to choose.
Fatigue will push you more to one side.
Anger, will push you more to one side.
Happiness, pride, fear, every single emotion can pull you in one direction or the other. Friends, family, work colleagues all trying to influence your next decision.
The choice that preceded the last, impacts.
And this is where a coach can help. You hire a coach to stack one side of the fork. You tell your coach of your goals and he/she will permanently be there.
Whether physically or subconsciously, if you have the right coach, they’ll at the very least, help make a tough decision, slightly easier.
At every minute, of every day you stand at a fork in the road, this is why dieting is hard, it’s not just one decision you make, it’s a decision, over and over and over again.
When you are transforming your body, the hardest part is the nutrition. You need to incorporate foods that make you excited for your next meal. If you’re dreading the next time you eat, there’s a problem. It’s not easy to stick to a healthy diet but what makes it easier is flavorful, delicious meals.
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Shoutout to those of you who had a busy morning and couldn’t get your workout done until this evening!
One reason I usually choose to sweat in the morning is because I get it done and out of the way. If I don’t, I have to really win the mental battle of pushing play on my workout.
It’s SO much harder to feel motivated for me after a long day. Especially with everything else that needs to be done as a mom...making dinner, getting the kids ready for bed, connecting with Kris after work and picking up from the day.
A lot of times I end up not getting my workout in because the demands of evenings take a lot of time and energy and I use that as my excuse to just put it off and not do it.
But not tonight! I knew that I would regret it in the morning if I chose not to sweat it out. And if you think working out always comes easy to me, you’d be wrong. Some days I really have to mentally psyche myself up.
So if you made the time tonight and found the energy to push through, here is a major fist bump 👊
You know those times where you've finished your perfectly balanced meal and you just need to finish with something sweet? And some saint pipes up and recommends fruit?
Fruit is great, but sometimes it just feels a bit too... good.
That's where these guys come in. @tableofplenty mini rice cakes (the chocolate ones obviously) will squash that feeling super fast without breaking your calorie budget for the day. Perfect to keep in your lunch bag/desk drawer for when your sweet tooth is threatening to get the better of you 👌🏻 A word of warning: get the single serve packs or make sure you portion out the big bag into tupperware containers, because I would not trust yourself to show restraint when eating straight from the big bag. @jonosteed
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Honestly it might just be the #Cambodian in me.🤣🤷🏻♀️
1 43 minutes ago
Low carb lunch prepped for tomorrow! I sautéed the veggies in olive oil & then tossed them with smokehouse maple seasoning 🤤
1 23 minutes ago
Macros in point today... goes to show that no matter where you are, you can eat to keep it #Keto 😉.
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Been a little while since I had made porridge and forgot just how yum & super filling it is 🌟 1/3 C organic rolled oats, 1/3 C activated almond milk, 1/3 C water & a teaspoon of cinnamon heated and stirred on the stove 💁♀️ I topped mine with some banana, strawberries, cacao nibs, coconut flakes and @mayversfood peanut butter 💗
I have been on a fitness journey for almost 6 months.
What began as simply wanting to treat myself well, became an epic journey of transformation. I had no idea how quickly my body would change, or the power I could have over it.
My first month was mainly just walking, because I was very unfit.
By month 5 I was lifting weights 5 times a week.
I started to love my new body. How it looked. How I was lifting heavier. My photos. I wanted to get to peak physical condition.
Somewhere along the way I forgot why I began.
Because this year I learned to love myself deeply and wanted to be kinder. I was carrying a lot of excess weight which didn’t feel healthy. And I wanted to honour my body.
As my training got more serious, my mental state got worse.
I crumbled at the thought of my goals. I desperately wanted perfection. I felt like a failure if I missed a session. My self esteem started to tumble to the same levels it was before I began being healthy.
So I stopped. I had to. For the last couple of weeks I have removed “intense” training completely. I’ve gone back to how I started. Just walking as much as I can, and eating not out of compulsion but out of love.
At first my brain went crazy... if you stop you’ll get fat. If you stop weighing food you’ll get fat. You’ll be disgusting. You are a failure. Yup, it got pretty dark up in there! But these thoughts are also testament to the attachment I developed.
Here I am, the happiest I have been with my body in a while. Tummy wrinkles and all.
I am slowly starting to add some small things into my routine, I’m being careful not to demand too much and do what feels right and good for my body.
I’m choosing whole food vegan whenever possible.
It seems this journey is like everything in life. A wave. With highs and lows. It comes and goes.
Please let this serve as reminder that how our physical body looks is never the whole picture.
Health does not need to be hard. And health can be happy.
Starting the week strong and Prioritising the time to create a delicious 15 minute nutrient dense meal. By @livevitae .
Not all fish is created equal. Unfortunately farmed salmon is inferior to Wild salmon which is one of my favourite fish sources.
Wild salmon contains a healthy dose of omega 3 and lower omega 6 ratio. To reduce inflammation require lower amounts of omega 6 and more omega 3s! Another important antioxidant found in wild salmon is a carotenoid called Astaxanthin which functions as a powerful antioxidant benefiting our Mitochondria from free radicals. It protects the skin from damage from the inside out and Improves immune function and finally eye health 👁 health.
2 x 150 grams Wild sockeye salmon fillets
200 grams asparagus
200 grams cherry tomatoes
• marinade - mix and glaze salmon fillets (1/2 tbsp coconut aminos + 1/4 tsp salt + 1/4 tsp dried kelp + pinch chilli flakes)
1. Preheat grill to high.
2. Add the asparagus and tomatoes to the pan. Put under the grill for 5 minutes until Tomatoes blistered.
3. Add the marinated salmon flesh side up on top of the vegetables.
4. Put pan back in oven for another 5 minutes.
5. Take out and turn salmon over. Put back in oven to crisp skin up for 1-2 minutes. (Avoid burning or charring)
6. Remove pan. Then half an Avocado.
7. Sprinkle over extra kelp + squeeze of lemon juice and season to taste. Voila.
Hope everyone has a great week Ryan 🌟❤️
📸 @livevitae .
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Over six years I’ve been on this weight loss journey! Boy has it been filled with many ups and downs. I started this journey at over 300 pounds!! I was depressed, had no energy, and was just miserable. At my lowest I was in the 140s and sadly still battled depression and my anxiety was higher than ever. I still thought I needed to lose weight. The past two years have been interesting to say the least. I’ve worked on me more mentally. I sought out medical help for my anxiety and depression and it has helped tremendously. I’m a better mom, I’m not as crabby, I don’t stress as much over the scale or getting in a workout. But with that has come an additional 20 lbs or so. I’m now hovering in the 160s. It is frustrating. Especially when I see photos from two years ago, but mentally I’m in such a better place and I’m happy and healthy and strong. I am me. I’m flawed. I’m working on me for me. I workout, but I also will eat a burger and fries and have ice cream with my kids. I’m still learning and this journey isn’t over. It’s lifelong and I will continue to work on bettering myself physically, but more so mentally. #weightloss#weightlossjourney#selflove#transformation#motivation#weightlossmotivation#weightlosstransformation
This past year I’ve worked hard to stay on track and lose weight for my wedding and my health/self.
And it’s finally here!!💃🏽 just over 2 weeks and I will be in Mexico marrying my love on the beach.
I can’t wait! ♥️ This year has been a struggle. But I’ve never given up. I won’t. It’s not in me too. I won’t ever let myself go back to where I was. 😳 😥I was depressed. Sad. Low self esteem. A hermit. All these things weren’t me. I’m FINALLY getting back to the old me.
I know everyone says this... but if I can do it.. so can you. I’ve been over weight since grade 7. My teen years all the way up to now. I’ve tried everything and nothing worked. I couldn’t stick with anything. 🤷🏽♀️ Keto has changed my life and will continue too. Drop any questions below my loves♥️ helping each other is what it is all about