I have been following a different workout program that I LOVE. I don’t love the nutrition side of it though and I have been deeply conflicted about it. As a Healthy Lifestyle Coach, I PREACH “Follow the program as it was written.” Problem is that the way this one was written feels WRONG for my brain.
I have a sugar addicted brain. The real deal-as in cravings that will be relentless and zap my energy and make me moody and sad and defeated kind of addicted brain- so a diet made up of 50% carbohydrates is not a healthy choice for me. So with much trepidation, I have decided to bag the carb-loading lifestyle after 3 weeks (and 4 lbs) and go back to my nutritional sweet spot (pun intended). I do plan to continue with those killer workouts and share my progress as the challenge continues.
In the meantime, I have to deal with the carb brain and sometimes that means tricking it. My solution is here: Clean Eating Almond Butter Cups. (Kid approved!)
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup high quality cocoa powder
1/2 cup smooth almond butter
1/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Melt coconut oil. Blend all ingredients together in a food processor or blender. Pour into paper-lined muffin tin cups or silicon muffin cups and fill half-inch full. Makes 20. Chill for 30 minutes or freeze for 10 minutes. When firm, remove. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Mmm-mm!
2 little cups of goodness are 146 calories/14.6 grams fat/2.8 grams carbs/1.6 grams protein/ 1.4 grams fiber