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!