Holiday Fat Loss Plan

It’s holiday fat gain season, a time when nearly everyone packs on a few pounds. Rather than joining the masses and loosening your belt another notch, use any/all of these 5 Holiday Fat Loss Plans and avoid putting on a single pound. These plans could even result in a few pounds lost before New Year’s…

Holiday Fat Loss Plan #1: Eat a sensible meal before the party.
You should always arrive at parties with a full stomach. I realize that this goes against the popular trend of starving yourself before a party, and that’s exactly why most people gain weight.

Since your stomach will be full, you’ll have the clarity to pick and choose the treats that you really want, rather than stuffing yourself with everything in sight.

Holiday Fat Loss Plan #2: Setup a fiber defense.
A good defense strategy is key — take a fiber pill (sold online or at all major drug stores) before heading into the party to help block a fatty treat that may enter your mouth later. The fiber will give it a difficult time trying to find its way to your hips.

The key to the best working fiber supplement is “psyllium fiber”. That’s why Metamucil is the #1 recommended fiber brand by doctors, including the famous Dr. Oz. Metamucil uses psyllium fiber.

Holiday Fat Loss Plan #3: Avoid drinking calories.
Alcoholic beverages, egg nog and other sweet holiday drinks are simply packed with calories. These calories don’t take up much room in your stomach so you’re left wide open for even more calories.

Your best strategy is to avoid these beverages altogether, and stick with water. If you can’t resist, at least determine your drink maximum before you step into the party scene, and stick with it! BUT, do not take the Metamucil pill IF YOU DO DRINK ALCOHOL, because it will give you the worst hangover ever!!! Remember, the fiber pill is designed to block digestion, so that means the alcohol will sit in your system longer, and work on you like you’ve knever known!!! Do not try this at home!

Holiday Fat Loss Plan #4: Fill your plate, but only once.
I’m certainly not going to tell you that you shouldn’t eat anything at the party. By all means, go and fill up your plate. But only once. AND, don’t pile your plate super high.

That’s right, you heard me. Don’t pile it on, and no going back for seconds. Since you’ve already eaten a sensible meal before arriving, this rule is going to be easier to keep than you think.

Holiday Fat Loss Plan #5: Taste dessert, just a taste.
The holidays are all about sweet treats, so go ahead and partake. But just a taste. Look at desserts as something to savor, not something to fill up on.

And since you ate a sensible meal before you came, then you filled up your dinner plate once you’re probably going to be pretty full at this point anyway.

That’s it—all you need to know to not gain a single pound at holiday parties.

But what about the rest of the year?

Wouldn’t you love to make 2015 the year that you transform your body?

Wouldn’t it feel great to throw out all of your fat clothes? To look forward to bathing suit season? To be given a clean bill of health from your doctor? And to be showered with compliments by family, friends and that special someone?

It’s all more possible than you think.

But you’ll need to take massive action.

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GymKitchen: Apple Ring Pancakes

These apple ring pancakes are gluten free and higher in fiber than traditional pancakes. It’s pretty awesome to be able to enjoy a pancake and still see results! Just exercise portion control. Servings: 6

Here’s what you need…

Apple Ring Pancakes

Apple Ring Pancakes

  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup flax meal
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice and zest
  • 3 green apples, washed, cored, and cut into six slices
  1. Preheat a pancake griddle and lightly grease with coconut oil.
  2. Combine all the ingredients, except the apple slices, in a food processor and mix until fully combined. Pour the batter into a shallow bowl.
  3. Core the apples. Then slice them evenly.
  4. Dip each sliced apple ring into the batter, and rub to fully cover it. Transfer to the preheated griddle and cook as you would a regular pancake. Repeat with all of the apple slices. Serve with a little sprinkle of cinnamon.
  5. Divide up the pancakes evenly. Makes 6 servings. Happy #GymKitchen eating!

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 258 calories, 12g fat, 90mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate, 9g fiber, and 6g protein.

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GymKitchen: Holiday Turkey Burgers

Can’t get enough of those holiday dinner flavors? Then you’ll love these Festive Turkey Burger patties! No need for a bun, just a dollop of cranberry sauce and it’s good to go – protein style. Wrap in a large lettuce leaf if you’d like. Servings: 6

Here’s what you need…

Holiday Turkey Burger

Holiday Turkey Burger

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 small green apple, minced
  • No Salt seasoning anternative
  • 1/3 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Cranberry Sauce
  1. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the coconut oil, onion, celery and apple. Season with a no salt seasoning alternative. Sauté for about 5 minutes, until tender. Stir in the almond flour, transfer to a medium bowl.
  2. Mix in the turkey, poultry seasoning, parsley, Dijon and egg. Form 6 patties.
  3. Wipe out the skillet, add the olive oil and cook the patties over medium-high heat for 12 minutes, or until cooked through. Serve with a dollop of cranberry sauce. Enjoy!

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 345 calories, 26g fat, 271mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 16g protein.

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GymKitchen: All Natural Dessert…nature’s candy

Eat too much refined sugar and you’re headed for obesity and a host of diseases. So what should you do with that sweet tooth of yours? Turn to nature’s candy: fresh fruit. This dessert is very simple, and oh-so-sweet. Use fresh, local, fruit for optimal taste and nutrition. Use a fruit/veggie chopper chopper to prep this dish faster. Find one easily on Amazon.com or Bed Bath & Beyond.

Servings: 6 

All Natural Dessert

All Natural Dessert

Here’s what you need…

  • 1 small watermelon, chopped
  • 1 cantaloupe, seeded and chopped
  • 1 mango, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, minced
  1. Chop the fruit into small, uniform cubes. Combine the ingredients in a large bowl, then scoop into small cups. Enjoy!

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 85 calories, 0g fat, 22mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, and 2g protein.

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Clean Eating 101

What food should you consider clean? I’ll give you a hint: not foods that come packaged and processed. 

The healthiest, cleanest foods are ones that are fresh and minimally handled…as nature intended. Sprouted grains, whole fruits, vegetables, greens, nuts, seeds, eggs, fish and 90% or higher lean meats. Stick with this list of natural foods and you’ll be eating very clean. 

  • Fresh & Whole Fruits
  • Fresh & Whole Vegetables
  • Leafy Greens
  • Colorful Vegetables
  • 90% or Higher Grade of Meats
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Plain Nuts
  • Plain Seeds
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Sprouted Grains

Eat on occasion, or even completely steer clear of any food that has been manufactured, processed and packaged. These are usually not clean and will lead to pounds gained.

 

GymKitchen: Turkey Soup 101 Recipe

Make this wholesome, quick meal at home tonight. It’s high in fiber, packed with protein, nutritional carbs and tastes quite comforting and delicious. Enjoy the leftovers as a quick lunch or as tomorrow’s dinner.

Servings: 8

Here’s what you need…

Turkey Soup 101

Turkey Soup 101

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bunch of carrots, chopped
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 bunch of celery
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 1.3 lbs lean ground turkey (93% or better)
  • 4 cups low sodium veggie broth
  • 6 whole tomatoes or substitute with 1 (14.5oz) can no salt added stewed tomatoes
  • 2 ears of corn, kernels sliced off cobb or substitute with 1.5 cup frozen corn (freezer section)
  • 3 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • Dash of freshly ground pepper & your favorite no salt seasoning
  1. In a large skillet heat the olive oil under low-medium heat. Add garlic. Add chopped carrots, cover for 5 minutes. Add onions, celery and fennel. Sauté until soft.
  2. In another skillet cook the ground turkey over medium heat until fully cooked, stirring often.
  3. Transfer the veggies to large soup pot and add the remaining ingredients, and the cooked turkey. Cover and cook over low heat for 45 minutes. Add extra water as desired. Happy #GymKitchen eating!

*Approx. Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 264 calories, 6g fat, 480mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate, 10g fiber, and 21g protein.

*Your specific brands used will alter the nutritional analysis slightly.

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Southwest Chicken Recipe

Serve this flavorful Southwest Chicken with a heaping side of dark leafy greens. This is the epitome of a meal focused on protein, fat, fiber. It’s meals like this that will melt off body fat and improve your health and fitness. Enjoy! Servings: 6

Here’s what you need…

Southwest Chicken

Southwest Chicken

  • 1.5 lbs  chicken breast
  • Dash of black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced
  • 2 Tablespoon chili in adobo sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Southwest Chicken Recipe nutrition facts Oh Fitness LLCRinse the chicken breasts and pat dry. Butterfly cut the chicken, opening each breast up like a book. Sprinkle both sides with salt & pepper. Place the chicken in a baking pan and set aside in the fridge as you prepare the sauce.
  2. Place the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and continue to cook for about 10 minutes. Use a hand blender to puree the sauce until smooth.
  3. Coat the chicken with half of the sauce and marinate for 30 minutes & up to 24hrs. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Cover the chicken with foil and bake chicken for 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Serve warm with a spoonful of the reserved sauce & some leafy greens on the side, steamed of sauteed in olive oil. Happy #GymKitchen eating!

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 207 calories, 4g fat, 436mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, and 29g protein.

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Can Fruit Sabotages Results?

YES

Most of us know fruit is healthy – but while fresh fruit does contain essential vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and fiber, the market place has been flooded with “fruit products” that are sabotaging your fat loss results.

Is any product with the word “fruit” in the name a valid way to meet your fruit quota? No. Here’s the truth:

Problem Fruit #1: Fake Juice

Fresh fruit juice can be wonderful. It has great flavor, great color, and good amounts of important vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. At least it does when it is actually fruit juice. Unfortunately, many drinks labeled as fruit juice, contain a very LOW amount of actual fruit juice. For these hardly-fruit fruit juices, sugar and water make up the bulk of the contents, robbing you of the important benefits of all-natural fruit juice and leaving you primed and ready to fill your fat cells. Furthermore, there is little to no fiber in fruit juice making it easier for the sugar to go straight to your gut!

Keep fruit juice indulgences to a minimum (a free/cheat day drink), as even the fruit-only kind is loaded with simple sugars.

Problem Fruit #2: The Fruit Smoothie
Now, now, don’t get all up in arms. Smoothies have long been considered a healthy treat, but this is often a misconception. It’s not that all fruit smoothies are unhealthy. In fact, a smoothie can give you a big boost of vitamins and minerals that help you feel energetic and ready to face the day. However, it’s very easy to add more sugar than is found in many desserts, losing all the healthy benefits and putting you at risk for fat storage. Check out the nutrition facts of your favorite smoothie shop…you might be shocked.

To keep your smoothie lean and healthy, don’t add ice cream, frozen yogurt or juice, processed sweeteners, or other items that are high in sugar and filled with empty calories. Keep your smoothie super lean, use nothing but whole fruit, ice, Greek plain yogurt, and a nice scoop of protein powder to ensure it is high on the health chart.

Problem Fruit #3: Fruit-Filled Desserts
Lots of desserts are based around fruit. Cheesecake, pie, and upside down cake just to name a few. Though most of these desserts are unhealthy, there are a few healthy fruit-based desserts to enjoy. Fruit parfait and fruit sorbet are usually lower in sugar and calories than most desserts. And if you just have to have your cake and eat it too, a light angel food will be better for your fitness goal.

Problem Fruit #4: Fruit-Flavored Cereals
Hopefully eating bowl after bowl of fruity cereals that leave your milk pink and orange is only a problem for your kids (hope NOT…break the cycle). But if you’re still hooked on cereals that claim to have some semblance of fruit, while being filled with added sugars and calories, it’s time for a change. Yes, these cereals may taste good, but sugar-laden breakfast cereals are ruining your fitness results—even if they supposedly have real fruit flavors (ha ha). Wean yourself from the fruity cereals by chopping some real fruit into a bowl of healthy, sugar-free, whole grain cereal. P.S…don’t get tricked by everything Kashi either!

Stick with the Real Deal. The best way to avoid unhealthy fruit flavored products is to only eat raw, whole fruits and avoid packaged fruit as much as possible. This will keep you on track with your fitness and fat loss goal.

Don’t forget that true fitness success comes from a combination of a consistent, challenging exercise routine coupled with a diet of wholesome, unprocessed foods. YOU MUST LEARN YOUR WAY AROUND THE KITCHEN, or you’re going to be in for a long hard bumpy ride!

GymKitchen: Breakfast Cookies Recipe

Yes, these cookies make an acceptable, wholesome breakfast! You’ll notice that there is zero sugar added to these cookies – the natural sweetness comes from banana and applesauce. Adding a large scoop of vanilla protein powder to the dough, increases the protein content of each cookie. While it does take some time to make a batch of these breakfast cookies, you’ll have instant breakfasts for days to come afterwards. Servings: 10 (2 cookies each)

Here’s what you need…

Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies

  • 300g ripe bananas, mashed (about 2.5 bananas)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • *(Optional) 1/4 cup unsweetened, dried berries
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, combine the bananas, applesauce, coconut oil, raisins, vanilla extract and vinegar. Pulse until smooth.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, ground flaxseed and protein powder. Add to the food processor and pulse until combined. Add the coconut flakes, almonds and optional dried berries. Pulse briefly until just incorporated.
  4. Use an ice cream scooper to place the 20 small dough balls 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten slightly. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until golden and baked through.
  5. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the pan, then transfer to a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Nutritional Analysis: Each 2 cookie serving equals: 128 calories, 7g fat, 187mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, and 4g protein, 8g sugar.

Breakfast Cookies Nutrition Analysis

Breakfast Cookies Nutrition Analysis

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GymKitchen: Low Carb Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

Here’s a muffin that isn’t sugary, starchy and devoid of nutrients – like the muffins at your favorite coffee shop. These muffins are rich in beta-carotene and contain half an egg’s worth of high quality protein. You could use sweet potato if you don’t like pumpkin. The delicately sweet flavor will satisfy and have you coming back for more. Servings: 12

Here’s what you need…

Low Carb Pumpkin Muffins

Low Carb Pumpkin Muffins

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour (in the health food or baking section of stores)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup canned pureed pumpkin
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 3 Tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 pecans for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Oil muffin pans.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the coconut flour, spices, baking soda and salt.
  3. In another bowl, place the pumpkin puree then add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add melted coconut, honey and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture, blend with a whisk until most lumps have disappeared.
  5. Spoon into prepared muffin pan, filling each muffin 2/3 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden.
  6. Place on wire rack to cool. Happy #gymkitchen eating!

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 127 calories, 7g fat, 230mg sodium, 11.7g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, and 5g protein.

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