Eating Smart During the Holidays

I recently started using the app MyFitnessPal. Friends of mine for years have been using it and I decided recently that I needed to finally fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes again. Also because I had gestational diabetes twice, and have some insulin intolerance, my doctor considers me to be pre-diabetic. I’d rather handle all of this with food rather than with a pill. My doctor also encouraged me to have a green smoothie every morning to get plant-based protein and other nutrients. Here’s the recipe I use for the green smoothie:

  • 1 banana
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup chocolate almond milk
  • 1 small cup almond vanilla yogurt (almond milk)
  • an avocado
  • a handful of broccoli
  • a handful of spinach

To blend I use a Nutribullet.

Many people overeat during the holidays. Since I’ve started tracking things with MyFitnessPal I’ve already lost 5 pounds in the last 2 weeks. More importantly I feel better! It doesn’t mean that I don’t indulge or have sweets but I control things more.

I thought someone out there could use some guidance and encouragement eating-wise during this holiday season!

Take care,

Kristen

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