Ingredients: 1½ cups of old fashioned rolled oats ½ cup of ground flax seed 1 tablespoon of black chia seeds 1 teaspoon of cinnamon ⅓ cup of unsweetened coconut flakes ½ cup of raw honey ½ cup of almond butter 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract ½ cup of dark chocolate chips
What’s the Big Deal about Carbs? Starchy carbs get so much attention when it comes to nutrition conversations because they are the biggest double-edged sword our bodies have to deal with. On one hand, all of our energy in the body comes from glucose molecules (carbs in their basic sugar form) but on the other, our bodies weren’t designed to be surrounded by so many readily available carbs. So when our body does get an onslaught of starchy carbs (usually from refined sugars in all of our indulgence foods or simple carbs found in anything baked with flour), it handles them by releasing insulin. Insulin is responsible for a lot of important functions in the body, but by design, it is a storage hormone. So instead of signaling our body to burn fat, our bodies actually get the signal to store fat whenever we eat a lot of starchy carbs….
Ingredients: 1 Tbsp canola oil 2 chicken breasts, chopped into small cubes 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 sweet onion, chopped 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 carrot, shredded 1/2 cup finely shredded cabbage 3 green onions, thinly sliced
If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve probably counted calories. And if you’re a woman, you’ve probably fixated yourself on consuming 1,200 calories per day. (Weird fact: the majority of women I’ve spoken to about how many calories she thinks she should eat per day says 1,200 for no apparent reason). It seems like women have just “heard” over the years this is the goal number, but I digress….