Tagged as: nutrition

Recipe: Sweets By Alicia Delicious Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies!

Alicia’s Delicious Keto Friendly Chocolate Protein Peanut Butter Cookies

Preheat oven to 350

1 cup peanut butter
One egg
1/2 cup low carb sweetener (erythritol)
1/3 cup of sugar free chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients together. Spoon onto pan and bake 12-18 minutes until edges are brown.
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75% Less Calories at Starbucks (We’ve got a Secret PSL Recipe)!

Hello ladies and gents! Fall is finally here. How do I know? Besides the chilly weather and changing color of the leaves, we can take our cue from Starbucks, as I’m sure you’ve noticed the infamous pumpkin spice flavor has made its long awaited debut! And along with pumpkin spice and salted caramel mochas, comes excess calories and increased pant size. BUT it doesn’t have to be so!
 
Today I’ll be sharing a secret “off the menu” recipe from Starbucks. As a Starbucks barista for over 3 years, and self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur, I’ve learned some interesting ways to cut the calories, without sacrificing yummy flavors (like pumpkin spice) that I love! I’ll be sharing 1 of my favorite tweaks below, to help you cut 75% calories, while still indulging in some epic fall flavors.

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Delicious Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

 

It can be challenging to resist sweets & get in enough healthy calories!

This recipe is the perfect solution for both busy people who need to eat on-the-go and lovers of peanut butter (okay and chocolate)!

 

 

For many women in particular, eating can feel like a chore – especially for fit, active women. Why? Well, women tend to take on the world and condition themselves (subconsciously) to do so on minimal energy. I say – it’s a woman thing.

As a Nutritionist, Personal Trainer and Lifestyle Coach, I see many women that would eat properly if only they had time and guidance. That is why we search for recipes right? We all want a little guidance and stamp of approval.

So without further ado – here are HEALTHY, DELICIOUS no-guilt Chocolate Protein Peanut Butter Balls that are both taste tested and nutritionist approved!

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Why Chronically Eating Less, Sucks.

Why Chronically Eating Less Sucks

& Does You No Good

 

By Trainer, Nutritionist & Powerlifter

Haley Kniestedt

 

 

Ladies….I’m (mostly) looking at you for this hot topic.

I used to subscribe to the notion that less was better, less food, less weight, taking up less space. This often lead to more exercise, more obsession, and more ways that my body and mind were screwed up.

I was ALWAYS dieting.

Chronic dieting just to look good or how we think we should – is not the life we are meant to live.

 

There are so many things that take place when we slowly (or quickly) diminish the amount of food we’re eating on a long-term daily basis (which is often paired with over-exercising).

  • low energy
  • insomnia
  • lack of appetite OR extreme hunger (depends on where your hormones are at)
  • loss or deregulation of period
  • hair loss
  • bowel problems (you can’t poop if there’s little to none to pass through your body)
  • micronutrient deficiencies
  • fertility problems
  • decreased gym performance
  • inability to gain muscle
  • inability to lose weight

The list goes on and on….and on.

That seriously does not sound like a way to live a full and active life.

 

By decreasing our intake, our body responds in a number of ways.

 

It down regulates our metabolism to match what you actually are giving it in order to protect essential functions. It down regulates hormonal production, because the body knows that if it doesn’t have enough food, it can’t possibly support growing another life. Even if you don’t want to get pregnant (now or ever) there are still long-term effects that come from poor nutrition (hello thyroid health…the base of our entire metabolism).

 

Constantly yo-yo dieting, fad dieting, cutting calories, cutting entire food groups, and never taking the time to assess why things aren’t working, or why you feel awful is a recipe for long-term disaster.

 

How well you feed your body has a direct impact on quite literally everything you do. Are you supporting your body in the best way that you can, to do all the things you want to do? Or are you constantly stuck on the hamster wheel called chronic dieting? My guess is probably the second one.

 

I get it though, I’ve been there & its always a work in progress. So many people are terrified of a number on a scale, which makes them afraid to just EAT.

The Number on the Scale

Literally all that number is, is the quantifiable relationship between your body, and gravity. Nothing else.

Weight does not indicate how powerful you are, how smart, funny, or caring you are. There is so much more to you than that number.

 

Are you a chronic dieter?

 

 

Haley Kniestedt

Haley Kniestedt

Author

 

Reverse Dieting: Why you Might Need It.

 

Haley Kniestedt

Haley Kniestedt

Nutritionist,CPT

 

REVERSE DIETING:

What is it and Why you MIGHT Need it.

 

 

BY NUTRITIONIST HALEY KNIESTEDT

Are you a serial dieter? Have you tried every diet under the sun, which have all worked
for a little bit, but then progress stops, or life gets hard and you just can’t stick with it,
and often you end up giving up and gaining back the weight you lost…and maybe even
a little more?

Fat loss is not linear, and often times pushing harder will only derail you further. There
are limits to both the mind and body and often times, hitting that wall is a sign to take a
break. Now there's a difference between just not being committed altogether, and being
committed but running into walls constantly. Today I’m talking about the second one
here.

 

 

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Health, Success & Wealth

I have made it my life-long mission to help educate and inspire others to live the life of their dreams. Through sharing my stories of struggles and successes, I have been able to stay authentic and true to myself, while also helping others. While I have a business that is built on that foundation, I believe anyone can inspire at any stage in their life.

In America, we are conditioned to always be striving for the next “success,” This is usually a positive thing – it helps us stay disciplined in order to grow, keeps us focused, and ensures progress. There are times, however, that we can look at the wrong things and call them “successful.” While material possessions may symbolize someone’s status in terms of financial wealth, possessions can never symbolize one’s health.

Health is Wealth

One common definition of health is the absence of disease. I like to define health as a well-rounded balance of physical, emotional, mental and relational strength and endurance that is most often enjoyed. Why? In life, we will always have some kind of problems, troubles, things that just happen, and even medical issues.

I don’t believe in claiming or speaking disease or negativity into someone’s life, but we all know that sometimes disease is the manifestation of physical stress. We need to take time to slow down and balance ourselves. Health is a well-rounded balance.

Define Success

Sometimes striving for success becomes very esoteric and ill defined. What is success anyways?

How would you define it?

To me, success is continuously becoming better and helping others get better too. Success to me means nothing if I am all alone, and don’t have a healthy balance in my body, mind, spirit and relationships. I have made it my duty to share stories (even taboo ones) of my real-life-experiences, not as a crutch, but as a tool for healing myself and helping others heal.

Share Your Story. Share Your Struggle.

Whatever your story is, whether it be past abuse, homelessness, crime, drugs, jail, being in an unhealthy relationship, losing everything – your story is valuable. Your story is valuable to someone you may not even know. Maybe what you went through, someone else is currently going through and they need some hope that they`ll get beyond it. Maybe someone else went through it and let it destroy their life, but you’ve struggled to rise above. It’s your duty to share how you did it.

Everyone in this world needs hope.  You are valuable and authentic.

 

For Part of my Story, Listen here: http://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HV39Q95Q