This recipe is modified from Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, a fabulous website that offers gluten free and refined sugar free recipes. Since you know how I adore pumpkin recipes, I thought I’d share this pumpkin pie dessert alternative that is not only made in a slow cooker, it’s also delicious! With a few simple modifications (noted by **) it is super low carb as well.
1 3/4 cups pumpkin puree
12 oz evaporated milk
1/4 cup Truvia**
2 large eggs, beaten
2 tsp unsalted butter, melted
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp liquid stevia
1/2 cup almond flour**
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice [click to continue…]
Wow – look at how great Keri is doing! She took Skinny Fiber consistently for a year and lost 67 lbs.
Here is her testimonial in her own words… [click to continue…]
Getting a good cardio workout while traveling can be difficult unless you have planned for it before leaving, such as…
• what equipment you need to bring (if any)
• which hotels have fitness centers
• the time of day you will exercise
• your fitness routine.
This article offers insight onto each of the above.
What Equipment to Bring
If you are traveling by air, and with the current baggage weight restrictions, most of the time it isn’t practical to bring heavy fitness equipment such as dumbbells, however, you most likely have room for a set of one or two pound wrist weights. In a pinch you can even use a couple of 16-ounce bottles of water. And of course a jump rope weighs almost nothing and doesn’t take up much space at all.
Hotels With Fitness Centers
Before you go, be sure to research which hotels on your itinerary have fitness centers. If they all do, then you most likely have access to all the equipment you will need for a good cardio workout. Most hotels also have swimming pools, so you can also do water aerobics or swim laps. If you are into walking or jogging (while wearing your hand weights), be sure to ask when you check in if they can recommend any good (i.e. safe) routes to take. [click to continue…]
Every bite you eat impacts your health – with each swallow you are either moving toward your weight goal or away from it. So how do you figure out what to eat and how much to eat of it every day? You can calculate this information from reading the nutrition labels on foods. This post will guide you through exactly what you’re looking for:
On the label, the serving size is listed first. The rest of the information on the label is based on the serving size, so it’s important to look closely at it. Is the whole package one serving? Or is it showing the data for one serving but the package is actually three servings? It’s easy to glance at a bag of chips and think ‘Oh, it’s only 100 calories’ when in reality it is really 300 calories for the entire bag.
Percent of Daily Value
The percent of daily value is calculated for a 2,000 calorie day. The nutrient guidelines tell you how much percentage of each nutrient is in the food when compared to that 2,000 calories. As you read through labels, keep these numbers in the back of your mind… [click to continue…]