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Food is NOT my enemy!

Food has always been a comfort to me. I always turn to food to calm myself or when i’m bored give me something to do.  I crave sugar like it’s the only thing on earth to survive.  I knew I needed a change. I’ve needed a change for a long time.  I had a few friends who started this meal plan and lost weight and they weren’t restricted on food, so I did some research.  

It’s called Metablast Nutrition.  I don’t know how to explain it exactly but it’s called phase eating.  It helps to boost your metabolism naturally by the way you eat.  It’s not a diet, it’s a life style change.  I’ve tried meal plans, diets, cutting food, counting calories and nothing helped. I’ve exercised and sweat my butt off to lose weight. I’ve deprived myself.  

On this plan I don’t feel deprived.  Yes, my first week was bad.  I was on detox.  It took a whole week!  But I had been putting such yucky food into my body it needed to get out.  Yes that part wasn’t easy but now I crave the good things.  I’ve detoxed my house. All the food I would binge eat or crave are gone.  I don’t leave candy around or cookies.  

I don’t deprive myself of sweets anymore.  I have alternatives and I’d like to share with you some of my favorite alternatives and maybe spike your interest.  A change like this needs to consume you in order to achieve.  After just 2 weeks I knew this was for me and it WAS a lifestyle change.  

So the meals consist of three phases.  monday and tuesday being your focus on good carbs, like fruit and brown rice.  Wednesday and Thursday are protein and veggies, and Friday through sunday are mostly protein and veggies with a little carbs.  You can eat unlimited veggies which can be hard for me.  I have a new go to for my veggies.  Gluten and Dairy Free veggie dip.  Yes may not sound appetizing but it tastes just like regular veggie dip.  On this plan you don’t eat dairy or gluten so finding a dip that is dairy free is hard.  I also am lactose intolerant so dairy filled dips can sometimes affect me.  

This dip is so easy and yummy!  This dairy free dip is made with Mayo, Coconut Milk, chives, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, salt, and pepper.  

1/3 cup Coconut Milk, full-fat canned
1/2 tsp of Chives, dried
1/2 tsp of Dill, dried
1/2 tsp of Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp of Onion Powder
1 tsp Parsley
1/4 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp of pepper

mix all the ingredients

PB2 Cookie Recipe
Preheat oven to 350
1 cup dry PB2 (I prefer the chocolate PB2, but you can always use original and add a heaping tablespoon of cocoa powder)
1/3 cup of pyure (unless you’re using original PB2… then you bump up to 1/2 cup)
1 egg
Mix all this up and add some water until you get to the consistency of cookie batter. Scoop out cookies (makes 10-12) with a scoop and throw into the oven for about 10 minutes.
I like mine a little underbaked because I store them in the fridge and they taste like fudge to me! They store easily for a week. (maybe longer, but I have never had any left to test…lol)

The Shrinker-Chai Tea Sipper

The tea: Oolong.  You can use a regular chai but oolong is a raises your thermogenic temperature and increases your calorie burn. Brew as strong as you like it.  2-6 bags per 32 oz.   Studies have shown about 67 calories can be burned during digestion per bag of oolong tea.  

Concentrate: 
I make this a triple batch and store it in the fridge.

8oz almond milk
1-2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp caramel extract (optional)
1 Tbsp Truvia 
1/2 -1 tsp cinnamon
2-3 PINCHES cayenne pepper 
(the first time i made this I used 2-3 TSP DO NOT DO THAT!!)

Blend!! key word BLEND!  I’ve blended and also shook in a mason jar and blending blends the spices better than just shaking.  

Now to make the Drink

4 oz of concentrate 
fill with ice
Fill with Tea until desired.  
I use a quart mason jar when I make mine so i fill it full.

As you can see I’m not deprived of food.  It’s truly a mind set.  Yes I have my days where all I want is a fat cheese burger and fries but then I pay for it.  I see changes in my energy, my sleep, my emotions.  I really do like this plan.  After I complete the first month they have a rule of being able to eat out also. You can do 90/10.  90% on track, 10% out to eat.  I do feel now I have a better understanding of what I can and can’t eat when I’m out so I make wiser choices on what I eat.  This is exciting to me.  Food was always a comfort and Id choose wrongly and I’d feel terrible.  Now food is not my enemy.  I can say no to the fries or the extra bacon cheese burger.  

I hope you have a fun filled weekend!  Tonight is Pizza night!! yep I get to eat PIZZA. It’s gluten free, and dairy free but it’ll be yummy!!

Asenath  XoXoX…

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