Prevent Weight Gain On Game Day
The Super Bowl is next week, and people are already figuring out what foods to have at their parties that will be guaranteed to score a touchdown among their friends. I've got some metabolic boosting snacks for you that will not only be the MVP of your party, but will also help in preventing weight gain on game day!
Everyone is happy when they leave a party, especially if they leave feeling well-fed and not overstuffed. Super Bowl eating is the biggest eating day of the year (it beats out Thanksgiving by 1000 calories), but that doesn’t mean you have to overstuff yourself in order to have a good time. When it comes to weight loss, preventing weight gain is always the best solution.
I'm sharing my secret slimming snacks that always get me invited to the best Super Bowl parties, and for a good reason... these snacks are irresistibly delicious and will lure you away from the not-so healthy-foods, so you feel better after the party and won’t tip the scales the morning after.
NOTE: If you're serious about losing weight, it's a good idea to take 1-2 Accelerator Advanced 30-60 minutes before you begin indulging. The combined ingredients in Accelerator Advanced are specifically added for maximum blood sugar control which helps blunt hunger and kill cravings, so you don’t arrive famished. The white kidney bean extract in Accelerator Advanced blocks 65 percent of unwanted carbs and fat from being absorbed, so it's like you get to eat more but absorb less without gastric distress. It's a good idea to take this to help protect your body from the ravages of overeating carbs and fats.
By the time the Super Bowl is on, I've already had three protein shakes (two Egg White protein shakes and one whey – the Egg White has fewer carbs and calories but delivers the same metabolic boost), and I've taken at least two rounds of supplements, so my metabolism is on fire at this point, which is exactly what I want before “upzigging” my calories.
Earn your cheats! If you're struggling to lose weight, or you're only losing 2-3 pounds a week, your metabolism is stuck and could benefit from a boost before you indulge. Jump back on plan and be consistent with your supplements and shakes so you can lose a few pounds before you decide to increase your calories (AKA cheat).
NOTE: Lackluster weight loss is a sign that your blood sugar levels are out of whack from not eating the right foods for your body. Refer to the plan and be sure you're not eating foods that aren't on the list.
Think before you cheat. Choose your cheats in advance! I know before I walk in what I'm going to eat and where I'm going to splurge. The odds of me going off are slimmer, and it helps me stay focused versus feeling sorry after. Make a plan or plan to gain. It's that simple!
Go for greens to line the bottom of your plate and fill you up with fiber, and while mindlessly munching, make sure you reach for something green to keep your calories low. Hint... celery minus the sour cream.
Avoid alcohol! One drink cancels out every benefit of your eating clean and exercise game plan, so choose your cheats wisely and be honest with yourself about what’s best for you. Alcohol also lowers your self-control, making it harder to stick to your plan and makes the morning after very difficult due to blood sugar fluctuations that create intense cravings for all of the wrong foods.
Focus on fish. I'm a shrimp snob and go for shrimp versus chicken. It's a great finger food, and delicious dipped in salsa instead of cocktail sauce. I also like to eat a lot, so I can eat more shrimp than I can chicken, and for fewer calories and fat. Remember the phrase: The lighter and whiter the fish, the better it is for your metabolism.
Save the best for last! Okay, full confession... I have a wicked sweet tooth, and I aim to eat as clean as I can (no bread, pasta, cheese, or red meats), but when it comes to dessert... I'm in! :)
Here are the crowd favorites that my guests ask for the minute they arrive because they are so delicious. If your house is anything like mine, and you're channel surfing from Super Bowl to Puppy Bowl (because you’re a dog lover) you're really going to love these desserts because they are dog-friendly too!
The combination of metabolic boosting protein with good fat in these two recipes helps to balance blood sugar levels and keep you feeling full, so you eat less.
#1 SLIMMING SUPER BOWL SNACK: PEANUT BUTTER BALLS
This must be the best cheat food on the planet. Even my dogs love them! Three (3) small high-protein Peanut Butter Balls for only 135 calories.
Fat: 2 grams
Carbs: 5.1 grams
Fiber: .5 grams
Protein: 6 metabolic boosting grams
Servings: 40 per recipe
- (1 cup) LynFit Vanilla Complete Protein Powder
- (1 cup) Natural peanut butter
- (1 tbsp.) Honey
Directions: No cooking needed!
- Simply combine the three ingredients
- Roll them into small one-inch balls (that way you can have more and smaller balls freeze faster)
- Place them in freezer until frozen and eat
For an extra special treat; roll in shredded coconut or colored sprinkles for kids!
#2 SLIMMING SNACK: SWEET-N-SALTY NUT BARS
These high-protein bars will kill your cravings and nourish your body with exactly what it needs to keep your metabolism running at optimum speed, so you continue to lose weight and melt fat while enjoying delicious foods that satisfy. Low-fat, Low-carb, virtually zero sugar, gluten and soy-free... this is a snack you should never miss!
Total Fat: 4.4 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 19.7 mg
Total Carbs: 6.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
Protein: 7.8 g
Servings: 12 per recipe
- (½ cup) Crushed almonds
- (½ cup) Crushed walnuts
- (1½ cups) LynFit Vanilla Creme Complete Whey Protein Powder
- (1½ cups) VitaFiber Prebiotic Fiber Syrup
- (½ cup) Coconut oil
- (1½ cups) LynFit Pure Vanilla Egg White Protein Powder
- Mix together the LynFit Vanilla Creme Complete Whey Protein Powder, Vanilla LynFit Egg White Protein Powder, VitaFiber Prebiotic Syrup, and coconut oil together until it forms a dough ball. *Add a dash of water or VitaFiber syrup if you feel it's too dry to mix.
- Press dough into an 8x8 or 9x9 glass dish sprayed with a light layer of cooking spray (coconut oil tastes best)
- Place in fridge for 30 minutes or until firm enough to cut into 12 bars.
- While dough is cooling, crush walnuts and almonds to desired consistency and sprinkle on top of mixture and press down to hold nuts on so they don't fall all over when you eat.
- Makes (12) 3½x1½ protein bars
The bars can be enjoyed at room temperature but best kept in the refrigerator with parchment paper between layers. The bars should last for up to two weeks refrigerated and three months frozen.
I love to cut these into smaller squares so I can have more bites and also to place the dough in shot glasses for easy single servings when I'm entertaining.
Don't have a sweet tooth? Try popcorn sprinkles with parmesan!
Pop your own air-popped popcorn or buy plain, unsalted air-popped microwave popcorn. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese on top as your flavoring instead of butter or salt. The combination of fiber found in popcorn with cheese helps boost satiety.
Each of these desserts is specifically designed to combine metabolic boosting protein to blunt blood sugar spikes and help keep you feeling full, so you eat less.
Play to win!!!!!!!!!
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I've got even more delicious Super Bowl Sunday recipes for you here!
- Lisa Lynn