A Different Fit


Fall Apples instead of the State fair?

Posted in Uncategorized by A Different Fit on October 21, 2011

How is everyone doing with eating clean and keeping track of what you are eating? I am doing better although it isn’t easy I must admit. I decided not to go to the State fair this year because I know I can’t resist the junk I shouldn’t be eating! When you know what your triggers are you should avoid them. There are several triggers at the fair for me so I am staying away and it is killing me! I love the whole thing fall weather, the food smells, the lights & people watching. Oh well I must think of something else and it will soon enough be over.

Lets talk about fall apples….since I can’t have apple pie this year I decided to fix some cooked apples that taste similar….only healthier.

2-3 med-large apples (golden delicious, mutsu, granny smith, etc.)
2 Tbsp butter
1/4c brown sugar (not packed)
Cinnamon

Slice apples, place in pan with butter, sprinkle with brown sugar & cinnamon cover and let them swell, cook until tender flipping frequently. When apples are tender, remove the cover & flip apples. Let them “caramelize” slowly while stirring/flipping frequently. You will notice the moisture disappearing. Cook to your desired consistency…should be tender. So good and much healthier than apple pie!

Enjoy!

Coming Clean!

Posted in Uncategorized by A Different Fit on October 17, 2011

I am confessing that I have not been eating my best lately so I have decided to come clean.  Now that you all know this  I have to be on my best or I will be failing you all by not practicing what I preach!  I am a firm believer in being an example of what I do by eating my healthiest & working out, etc.  It is hard to stay on the right track and I do not pretend it isn’t.  It starts as 5 lbs here & there and the next thing you know it is 15 lbs !  Seriously it is just as hard to lose 5 lbs as it is 50 lbs….it takes discipline.   How will I do this?  I am going to start just like I tell my clients….journal everything that goes into your mouth!  Then I will see where my trouble spots are and work on correcting them.

I always tell my clients everyone has a weight or size they feel their best in and that is what I am going for here, not a size 0 but to get to my comfort level again.  I know I can do this and so if you want to join me then come on!

Here are a few great sites (free) to journal your foods and learn more about  the nutritional value of what you eat:  It is important to say I have no affiliation with any of these just found them online.

http://www.fitday.com/

http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/register.asp

http://www.my-calorie-counter.com/calorie_counter.asp

http://www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate/

So if you are with me then lets set some realistic goals!  I plan to be 5 lbs lighter by the end of the month!  10 lbs by Christmas…that is do-able!!  What are your short & long term goals?

A day at the health fair

Posted in Uncategorized by A Different Fit on October 14, 2011

 

 

 

Homemade Gluten Free protein bars, yum!

Posted in Uncategorized by A Different Fit on October 11, 2011

I am always looking for creative ways to eat healthy and like what I am eating. So I did a search this weekend for gluten-free protein bars and I found this recipe that I had to tweak of course…just because that is how I am 😉 I made them and they are good, reminding me of the peanut butter delights I had in school…many moons ago but who is counting right?

Try them and see if you like them!

Homemade Protein bars
1 1/3 c of oats (I used Coach’s Oats)
4 scoops of chocolate protein powder (I used whey)
1 c dry nonfat dry milk
1/3 c each: dried cranberries, raisins, (small amounts of coconut, chopped walnuts)
5 TBsp peanut butter
3/4 c water
1 tsp vanilla

I used non stick aluminum foil to line pan, mix all dry ingredients, mix water & vanilla until smooth. Spoon into pan & smooth. refrigerate for two hours. Cut and individually wrap. Makes approximately 9 bars if cut evenly.

Based on original recipe and can vary depending on what you add in.
Calories: 229.6
Fat: 9.4g
Carbs: 24.7

Protein 13.4 g

stay tuned…I have some exciting news coming!

Posted in Uncategorized by A Different Fit on October 9, 2011