Ever since I was 8 years old, I remember watching my mom and my grandma drink “weight-loss” shakes.
They had those Slim Fast cans… remember those??
I’ve been intrigued by dieting and nutrition ever since and I’ve tried just about everything out there when it comes to protein shakes (my husband even works for a supplement company, so we have our share!!)
There are so many kinds of powders, but I do a lot of traveling, especially on the road, and its just not always convenient to have powder and dump in the water… and you DEF can NOT do it ahead of time (just trust me on this one)
I found Premier Protein, oh man… maybe 6 years ago? I used to get their bars at Costco and I remember taking them on a trip to Europe (which really came in handy when we didn’t like the food in Russia!!)
Anyway, on a recent road trip my hubby and I were on, I told him I was hungry and VOILA
he said there were shakes in the cooler!! (I married and handsome AND smart man)
Premier Protein saw this and saw that a lot of you wanted to check these out too, so I hooked up a SWEET GIVEAWAY!!
Anyway, I have loved these shakes for a LONG time (much better than anything in a can)
but they recently reformulated them just a bit and now they taste even better.. cool.
So.. all you need to do is leave a COMMENT below (just a “I want!”)
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Need a delicious and healthy Breakfast or Snack Idea?
These bars are where its at!! Plus, you can’t go wrong with pumpkin….ever.
Its not quite paleo, because there are little bit of oats and protein, it’s as close to Paleo in a delicious bar as I’m gonna get today… They are moist and delicious!!
All the ingredients you can get from the grocery, amazon pantry (with amazon prime), or make your own flours. (a little trick, for oat flout and almond flour, just put oats or almonds in a magic bullet… and VOILA!!)
Preheat oven to 350.
Lightly grease your pan with olive oil (9×9 square pan works best)
In small bowl combine: (set aside)1/3 cup Truvia/Stevia Blend and 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 2 scoops vanilla whey protein (or banana flavored!!)
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt (regular or himalayan pink salt is fine)
- 2 tbsp raw honey
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 egg whites
- 1 whole egg
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1/2 c. pumpkin (you can use applesauce if you don’t like pumpkin or can’t find it)
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and protein powder.
In a medium bowl, whisk together egg and whites, coconut milk, honey, and pumpkin.
Pour a shallow layer of batter into the loaf pan (about 1/4 of the batter). Sprinkle heavily with half of the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Repeat with remaining batter & cinnamon/sugar on top. Draw a knife through the batter to marble. Bake for 25 minutes or until knife comes out clean when you poke the center of bread.
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Nothing makes me happier than the two words easy and food in the same sentence. Thanks to Shannon at Skinny Sometimes for this easy, delicious, paleo recipe!
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I get emails with training and diet questions all the time. I also get this question (or version of it a lot)
<<<Q: I used to be a size 18 and now am a size 2. I eat clean, weight train and do cardio, but I still have this loose skin. How can I tighten my belly?? (or I have loose skin after pregnancy)>>>
There are many factors
*amount of weight lost
*how long you were overweight
*how fast you gained the weight
*how fast you lost the weight
……….and a lot of genetics.
Some people gain and lose a ton of weight and have hardly any issues while others are covered in stretch marks and are trying to fix that sagging skin.
You can cry about it or just learn what you can do and accept what you can’t.
There are tips for preventing stretch marks; like cocoa butter and moisturizing, but honestly, if you’re bodies’ genetics are likely to get stretchmarks, no amount of cocoa butter is going to stop that. At this point, the damage is done. So….what is my answer for what you can do?
Assuming you already eat clean, lift-weights and “do what you’re supposed to”…. you may not like the answer.
Preparation-H does not work.
Saran Wrap does not work.
Crunches, reverse crunches, planks or any abdominal exercise you can think of will not work.
There are a few lasers (usually very painful, expensive, and not largely effective) that are available that MAY have some effect on small areas or small amounts of skin “wrinkling”
The only true thing that can actually get RID of loose skin is a tummy tuck.
They actually CUT. IT. OFF.
Even this only works if you have a significant amount of skin…. annnnnnnnd $8-$10k and about 3 months to recover.
Sooooo– the BEST thing you can do is: love yourself, don’t stress over it (its probably worse in your head) and think of it as a symbol of your hard work or your souvenir of your beautiful child or your hard work on losing the weight.
Surgery is a personal choice but realize that if you aren’t ok inside, it’s not going to fix everything. That being said, if you worked hard, there’s no reason you should be held back because of some loose skin.
Whatever you choose, be ok with that.
I would never judge and I’d be in line for a tummy-tuck if I worked my ass off to lose a bunch of weight and it was really bothering me.
We don’t all look/stay young forever.
Just be strong, be healthy, be beautiful.
and sorry I wish I had some better tips… but I am here to tell you the truth, not what you want to hear. Please Leave your comments!
There is nothing I love more than an easy recipe! Shannon from Skinny Sometimes hit the jackpot with this super easy veggie scramble!