Summer Weight Loss Success
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STAY ON TRACK THIS SUMMER WITH KETO-ADAPTED.COM
I can’t say this enough… Plan Plan Plan = Success!
Do you gain weight in the summer? Between the endless amounts of food at BBQs, Weddings, Parties, alcohol, and lack of sleep, I find that most of my clients struggle more in the summer time that in the winter time!
When it is light out until 9pm, it is hard to go to bed. Plus all the activities are hard to cram in. Read more on sleep and our hormones in THIS post.
But more than anything, if you do not plan ahead, you most likely will slip into old habits of grabbing food at fast-food places or easy convenient pre-packaged food.
I hear all the time, “I’m too busy!” I’m sorry, but I run a very busy business, travel to speak, home-school our boys, write cookbooks, workout daily… I am a very busy woman but I make this a priority. In my past life, when I wasn’t prepared and ate junk, everything suffered. My mood, my energy, my lack of focus… the bad food caused a snowball of events that caused everything to fall apart. Taking the time is a priority and I make sure that it happens.
Also, once you get into the habit of prepping before hand, it becomes easy and something you don’t have to think much about. I know just automatically set out the cooler and prep a few things the night before we have a long day planned so all I have to do it throw it all into the cooler and we are off on our adventure!
So here are some of my tips so you can be successful this summer!
1. SLOW COOKER!
Most people think of slow cooking as a winter way-of-cooking. Not me. I love to cook when we are stuck inside during a blizzard, but in the summer I want to be outside whenever possible. This is where my slow cooker helps me a ton!
My husband is awesome and as he cleans up for dinner, I plan and prepare the slow cooker for the following day. I put the shell of the slow cooker in the fridge so in the morning all I have to do is take it out and turn it on.
2. Have on hand: Easy snacks for zoo, baseball games
Pork clouds for dipping into keto dips!
Hard boiled eggs
Pili Nuts: extra low carb nuts! Only 1 gram TOTAL carb!
3. Prep Food on Rainy Days
I always make quadruple batches of things we eat all the time to store in the fridge/freezer for easy meals and snacks!
Other things in my freezer:
Keto Chili. Taste great with pork clouds!!!
When we came home late from camping and just defrosted lasagna with ice cream for dessert!
THINGS IN MY FRIDGE AT ALL TIMES:
Hard boiled eggs
My blender container filled with the ingredients to make one of my “healthified” milkshakes for a treat. All I have to do is blend it up and I have a treat within seconds!
Organic Hot Dogs
Package of hamburger to make easy walkin tacos with pork clouds!
My homemade ranch dressing as well as many keto sauces (homemade ketchup, keto mustard, keto bbq sauce).
Leafy greens to make a tasty salad.
As a host, I never would get upset if someone brought food to share! So as a guest, I always bring deviled eggs to bbqs and family gatherings. Who doesn’t love a deviled egg???
I also always love to bring my flourless chocolate torte to share and let others try a “healthified” dessert. That way I don’t feel the need to take a personal sample platter of the million desserts laid out at a pot-luck (which I used to do!).
So I know it seems simple, but these tips really help me stay calm and collected even on my busiest days. I know that there will always be tasty keto food for my family!
Here’s to a fun and awesome keto summer!
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