November 11, 2013

Protein Power Balls Recipe - Yum!

I saw this recipe on the Bariatric Bad Girls Club 's Facebook page and I wanted to share.  I am always on the look out for a good way to get my protein in for the day.  This is a very satisfying little treat that is high in protein!

Protein power balls

1/2 c chocolate peanut butter
1/2 - 3/4 c quick cooking oatmeal 
4 -5T cacao nibs, 
2T flax seed, 
2T chia seeds, 
2-4 scoops of your favorite vanilla whey protein 
1T honey
Black Coffee (optional)

Mix all ingredients together .  If it's a little dry add the black coffee to moisten. ( skim milk can be substituted for the coffee, but the addition of the coffee makes the chocolate flavor pop). Take the mixture by the tablespoon and roll into balls.  Place the balls on wax paper and refrigerate two or more hours.  Enjoy.

November 10, 2013

Things They Don't Tell You When You Want to Lose Weight

Everyone is on a quest to lose some weight -- some more weight that others.  Weightloss looks good on paper.  You feel better.  Your co-morbidities are gone.  When you set about to try to lose a massive amount of weight -- say 50lbs or more-- there are things you should know that can impact you.  Take a look at this article that talks about some of the things "they" don't tell you about dramatic weightloss.  Always do your homework and know what you are getting yourself into.