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Are You Using This Surprising Fat Loss Tool? It’s So EASY Your Dog Can Do It!

Years ago, I was a runner. That was my ONLY mode of exercise for a season. It was easy for me to look around the park at others who were *just* walking and (sad to say) get a little judge-y.

Me (in my head): “If you’re going to make an effort to get out and exercise, RUN! Or at least power walk.”

Well, I’m writing this post today with egg on my face! I’ve come full circle on leisure walking and see it as a MASSIVE yet surprising fat loss tool for living a lean and healthy lifestyle.

Walking is what humans were designed to do. Back in the days of my great-grandparents, most people were healthy and lean without the type of exercise we all do today. They didn’t count calories or take exercise classes…What they did do is walk…ALL.DAY.LONG. 🙂 We can certainly learn a thing or 2 from their example.

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Fat Loss Benefits of Leisure Walking, the Surprising Fat Loss Tool:
Your Action Steps:
  • Walk 30-60 minutes per day whenever possible. Go at a snail’s pace. 🙂
  • If you’re physically able to exercise, combine a leisure walking regimen with short duration, high-intensity workouts a few times each week. This is the perfect fat loss exercise combination.
  • ENJOY the quality time walking with friends, family members, or your furry friends! This is exactly what most of us need in our fast-paced society.
  • If you need support and guidance, join a group like the highly effective FASTer Way to Fat Loss, a 6 Week Boot Camp that Utilizes Carb Cycling and Intermittent Fasting.

It’s SPRING, so get outside and start this wonderful lean lifestyle habit today!!

Head over to the facebook post below and let me know YOUR favorite place to walk. Mine is, hands-down, THE BEACH! 😀

~Jill

 


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{Recipe} Quick and Healthy Blueberry Cobbler – Single Serving

I’ve been researching all the “mug cakes” that are floating around these days trying to find one that appeals to me. I’ve tried a few that were completely GROSS and some that were just ok.

So far, there has been nothing worth sharing here on my site, but I’ll let you know when I do find one! While perusing the good old worldwide web for mug cakes, I came across a recipe for a single serving strawberry cobbler that was FULL of white sugar. I just happen to have fresh blueberries on hand so I decided to “healthify” the recipe and make a blueberry version. This is a PERFECT summer treat!
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Here are the ingredients I used:

  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries (any type of berry or mixed berries would be fine)
  • slightly less than 1/4 cup of oat flour (I make my own by grinding oats in a coffee grinder of food processor.)
  • 1 Tbsp of non-fat, plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened, plain almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 packets of Stevia or Truvia (if you live in the south like me, you’ll probably want to use 4!) I used Stevia in the Raw
  • Optional: Sprinkle a little cinnamon in the mixture. I happen to love cinnamon and put it on everything! 🙂

Directions:

Spray a mug or microwavable bowl with non-stick cooking spray. Add berries to the bottom and mash them up a little with a fork to make them a little juicy. Sprinkle them with 1/2-1 pack of stevia. Mix all the remaining ingredients together and add to the top of the blueberries. Microwave for 1-2 minutes checking at 1 minute and beyond for desired firmness. Enjoy after you allow it to cool for just a bit!

I ate this today as my post workout carb along with my protein shake. I have to say that I was impressed. Give it a try, and let me know what you think!

Jill 😀