52 Weight Loss Affirmations To Start Using Today

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Affirmations are a powerful way to create your ideal life. These weight loss affirmation can help you reach your goals by creating the intentions and behaviors that will help you finally lose the weight for good. Our thoughts have the power to shape our lives. And when your goal is to lose weight, starting with your thoughts can give you a huge advantage. Some people credit Buddha for saying, ” What you think,you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create.” Buddha Will Affirmations Work for Weight Loss? Becoming the person you want to become, begins with […]

Easy, Low Calorie, High Protein, Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies!

These low calorie cookies couldn’t be easier! Using peanut butter protein fluff for the center, and 10 calorie chocolate cookies, you can enjoy this low calorie peanut butter chocolate cookie and still reach your weight loss goals. I didn’t embark on creating these low calorie cookies as a chocolate cookie sandwich. In fact, all I was trying to do was make some peanut butter fluff! Just like my strawberry protein fluff, and pumpkin protein pudding, I wanted a peanut butter version. I was going to top the peanut butter protein fluff with some crumbled up chocolate cookies, or place a […]

Best Pumpkin Protein Pudding

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Sweet Recipes using protein powder can feel like dessert! This simple pumpkin protein pudding is no exception! Make it today for 27 grams of extra protein. From the very first time I first made strawberry protein fluff, I was hooked! Creating a creamy pudding from protein powder was the key to me getting more protein in my diet, with the fewest calories. I was never a fan of drinking protein shakes, unless I was able make it taste like a milkshake, with loads of ice. I knew protein powder was important to my goals of building muscle and losing weight, […]

High Protein Meal Prep for Weight Loss

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Crush your weight loss goals by being prepared! These are the high protein foods I meal prep for each week and you should too. How Protein Can Help You with Weight Loss To be clear- calories count! With too many calories, whether they come from carb, protein or fat, you will not be succesful with weight loss. However, through 4 decades of dieting, I have found, a higher protein diet has curbed my appetite significantly. Processed foods and grain based, high fat carbs trigger a desire for me to eat more and more. I find it extremely difficult to sit […]

4 Portion Control Plates That Get Results


Whether your goal is weight loss, better health, or disease management, portion control plates can impact behavior change and help you see results. We all have great intentions to eat better, eat less, and control our portions. But when it’s meal time and we’re famished, anything on our plate if fair game! Bread? Give me 3. Cheese? Drown my pasta with it please! All of that changed when I started using portion control plates. Studies show, if you double the amount of food on your plate, you will unknowingly eat 35% more food than if you had a modest portion. […]

Low Calorie Chicken Alfredo Pasta {Low Carb and Gluten- Free}

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Low carb and gluten free, this lighter low calorie Chicken Alfredo pasta should be on your dinner table tonight! Being a pasta and bread girl, I’m always looking to save a few calories and still eat my carbs. In fact, I wrote a whole post about my low calorie bread finds in the store. Low Calorie and Low Carb Pasta substitutes I desperately needed a way to eat Chicken Alfredo pasta but cut back on the calories and carbs. Pasta does have several low calorie and low carb alternatives. All three of these are gluten free and they are a […]

9 Easy Grilled Chicken Salad Recipes

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When it comes to a healthy green salad, adding grilled chicken can make your meal be more filling with very few extra calories. Here are 9 different healthy recipe ideas for your next easy grilled chicken salad. While I’m no expert in grilling chicken, I can definitely assemble a colorful and delicious green salad. I’ve been working on my grilling though and I think my grilled chicken is getting much better! Secrets to juicy grilled chicken The problem with grilled chicken, especially when you are using chicken breasts, is that it can often get dry. No one wants a dry […]

Fast and Easy Grilled Chicken BBQ Salad

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Delicious, high protein meal idea for lunch or dinner! This grilled chicken BBQ salad is fast, filling, and can support any weight loss goals. Green Salads, topped with protein have been critical to helping me with weight loss. (see my weight loss story here) Green salads are low in calories and filing at the same time. You can add a lot of veggies, some low calorie dressings, and it can keep you satiated for hours if you are trying to not eat between meals. I also decided to get better at using our grill! Even though it’s the end of […]

Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad

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The best grilled chicken cobb salad is made with juicy chicken, grilled to perfection. This low calorie recipe also includes hard boiled eggs, avocado, crispy bacon, grilled corn, cherry tomatoes, and blue cheese. The calories for this grilled chicken cobb salad are 379 calories, which is perfect for dinner if you are eating 3 meals a day diet and your goal is 1200. Some grilled chicken salads, even when you make them at home can be double those calories. Portion control really is the only way to keep those calories down, without compromising on the flavor for this recipe. Some […]

1200 Calorie High Protein Low Carb Diet Plan {with printable}

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This 1200 calorie weight loss meal plan is high in protein, low in carbs, and low in dietary fat. Get the free printable high protein template, the 7 day meal plan, and the shopping list here. A critical habit in being successful with weight loss is to meal plan. This doesn’t need to be complicated, and is the best way to set you up for sticking to your calories. (you can read my weight loss story here) Most mornings, I’ll sit down with MyFitnessPal and plug in the foods I’m going to eat for the day, until the calories and […]

Easy Low Calorie Peach Cobbler Recipe {with Heart Healthy Bisquick}

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This easy low calorie peach cobbler recipe is also low in fat and low in sugar! I used heart healthy Bisquick, almond milk, cinnamon, peaches, and zero calorie sugar. The final dessert is only 1 gram of fat and a healthy treat for any day of the week. I’ve been on a mission to create dessertss that are under 100 calories! I even have a list of my top 8 favorite under 100 calorie desserts here! But I’m really thrilled reduce this classic peach cobbler under 100 calories. It’s one of my favorite treats, and I want to maintain the […]

17 Low Calorie Chicken Dinner Ideas {That are filling and delicious!}

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The healthy, low calorie chicken dinner ideas you need on your next meal plan, TONIGHT! If you follow a low calorie diet for weight loss or health, chicken is likely on your meal plan. Chicken is high in protein, low in fat, and has zero carbs. It goes well with a variety of foods such a veggies, rice, pasta, or potatoes. I use chicken a lot in my daily meal plan, including this one where I share a printable for my 1200 calorie high protein, low carb meal plan. Chicken breasts range from about 120-150 calories per serving, which is […]