Fan lost 73 pounds | Black Weight Loss Success

Transformation of the Day: Fan lost 73 pounds. This mom of two twin girls wants to be a good example for her girls and beat a family history of illness. The Ketogenic Diet and exercise were essential to her success, but the biggest factor was changing her mindset. Check out her story.

I’ve lost 74 pounds in 10 months doing Keto and following @blackketogirl. I feel like a new person, and I’m so happy! I have more to lose, but I’m so glad that I started and have gotten this far.

I started my journey after a good friend of mine lost weight. I said, “If she can do it, I can do it.” and I started on a random Wednesday. I didn’t prepare for it. I just jumped right into no carbs (only from veggies) or sugar and a gallon of water a day.

In the past, I would always start trying to lose weight but wouldn’t get far because my mind wasn’t ready. Once I let go of the things I couldn’t change, I started focusing on what I could change and became happy. Your mental is #1 in weight loss. If you change that

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What I Love This Week

It might be a liiittle early to start planning, but James’ first birthday is coming up in early September and I can’t help but think about themes for the party. What are his favorite things? Dogs, swimming, books…Daniel told me he had the perfect idea but that he couldn’t tell me about it or it wouldn’t work, so of course I pressed until he told me, “The theme would be ‘mumma,’ because you’re his favorite thing, but I’d have to plan it and execute it or you’d just seem like a complete narcissist.” Picture my face on balloons and napkins and a cake ha! (please send me your theme ideas 🙂

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Sheet Pan Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Every day should be Taco Tuesday! And it can be with this super easy and delicious Sheet Pan Shrimp Tacos Recipe with Real California cilantro crema. The best part is the cilantro crema – and you only need a handful of ingredients to throw it together.

Shrimp Taco Ingredients:

1 lb. shrimp [peeled, deveined, tail off]

2 Tb. olive oil

1 Tb. lime juice

1 Tb. minced garlic

1 tsp. chili powder & cumin

salt & pepper to taste

Plus – tortillas, lime wedges and Real California cotija cheese

Cilantro Lime Crema for Tacos Recipe

Cilantro Crema Sauce Ingredients:

3/4 c Real California Crema Mexicana

2 Tb. lime juice 

1 tsp. lime zest

1/4 c diced cilantro

salt & pepper to taste

shrimp tacos recipe

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix olive oil, lime juice, garlic, chili, cumin, salt & pepper. Pack shrimp dry and combine with marinade.

Place shrimp on foil lined baking sheet, leaving room on one side to add tortillas.

Bake until shrimp are cooked through about 8 to 10 minutes.

Stir shrimp half way through and add tortillas to baking sheet for remaining cooking time.

When shrimp are done and tortillas warm – build your tacos.

Top with cilantro sauce and cotija cheese. Serve

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Low-Carb & Keto Caprese Panini



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Who doesn’t love a big, juicy panini bursting with flavour and texture?

Ta da! I’m here to show you how to make a delicious and satisfying keto panini with soft mozzarella, tomato and basil. Yep, the panini of your dreams is well within your reach right now.

Apart from this popular vegetarian keto option, feel free to swap with other fillings such as ham & cheese, tuna, bacon jam or grilled chicken. The options are endless!

If you don’t have a panini press, you can make these in a traditional sandwich press, you just won’t get the grill lines… but it will still be just as yummy. Enjoy!

Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per serving, 1 panini)

Net carbs9.2 grams

Protein37.3 grams

Fat42.8 grams

Calories569 kcal

Calories from carbs 6%, protein 26%, fat 68%

Total carbs13.2 gramsFiber4 gramsSugars4.2 gramsSaturated fat15.2 gramsSodium1,098 mg(48% RDA)Magnesium134 mg(33% RDA)Potassium474 mg(24% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

Ciabatta bread:
  • 1 3/4 cups shredded

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Summertime Drinks and Pique Tea Sale

Summer is supposed to be a time to slow down, relax, and enjoy life. But a lot of people tell me that in reality, it’s a time of stress! Between planning vacations and having the kids home from school, this season can definitely take a toll.

That’s why I’ve partnered with Pique Tea to give you a special limited-time offer on their Stress-Free Tea Bundles. You’ll get a variety of green teas, white teas (less caffeine which I prefer), and herbal teas that promote digestion and immunity.

Summer is a great time for adding some variety and make refreshing drinks to help quench your thirst. Pique teas are great for spicing up your summer drinks but also because they are hassle free. Just add the packet to hot or cold water and mix. No heating up a water pot, steeping tea bags, then cooling down if you want a cold summer drink. It makes then really convenient for summer cold tea.

We have partnered with Pique to bring you 20% off your some great summer tea bundles! Just use THIS LINK to save and stock up.

These tea crystals are pure and convenient. They mix quickly with hot or cold

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You can lose weight and still enjoy these mouth-watering mini doughnuts

With the Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, you don’t have to cut out any food groups in order to lose weight. Not even DOUGHNUTS!

Our Challenge membership gives you access to thousands of healthy and delicious recipes including all of your favorite treats. We simply show you how to make healthier versions of them.

During National Doughnut Day in June hundreds of mums from our weight loss community were busy cooking our Healthy Mini Doughnuts. They share their fabulously decorated mini doughnut creations below. WARNING –  You might develop a donut addiction after seeing these!

The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is a fully interactive and online customisable meal and exercise plan with over 4,000 recipes, over 350 exercise videos and 24/7 support.

The Healthy Mummy program is an easy, family-friendly and budget-friendly program that has helped mums lose over 3 million kilograms. And we can help you too.

Read about how our members are losing weight and improving their health here.

If you are a fan of doughnuts but are trying to lose weight don’t fear.  Try our egg free, dairy free, healthy mini doughnuts below. Your partners and children will love them too. 

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Strawberries and Cream Chocolate Ice Cream Bars







Summer recipe alert! I had some coconut meat I had to use up and I’ve never used my popsicle molds before so I decided to make some!

These popsicles are really creamy, full of flavor and texture, enjoy!

Strawberry Chocolate Popsciles

Vegan, gluten-free creamy popsicles enrobed in chocolate and candied nuts.

Course:

Dessert

Servings: 6

Strawberry Ice Cream

  • 1
    cup
    cashews
    soaked for 2 hours
  • 1
    1/4 cup
    almond milk
  • 1/2
    cup
    young coconut meat
  • 1/2
    cup
    lakanto or xylitol
  • 1/4
    cup
    coconut oil
    melted
  • 1
    tsp
    freeze dried strawberry powder
  • 1
    tsp
    beet powder
  • 1
    tsp
    sunflower lecithin
  • 8
    drops
    strawberry essence
  • 5
    drops
    vanilla essence
  • 1/4
    tsp
    high mineral salt
  • 1/2
    cup
    freeze dried strawberries, chopped

Candied Nuts

  1. Rinse nuts really well and strain.

  2. Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix well until combined.

  3. Place on a lined dehydrator tray and dehydrate at 115 for 24 to 36 hours.

  4. Once dry, process in a food processor until a crumble consistency.

Strawberry Ice Cream

  1. Blend all ingredients except freeze dried strawberries until smooth.

  2. Add freeze dried strawberries and combined with a spatula.

  3. Pour ice cream into popsicle molds and freeze overnight.

Assembly

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Shelly lost 68 pounds | Black Weight Loss Success

Transformation of the Day: Shelly lost 68 pounds. This RN struggled with her weight for years. She realized that no act of service to others was more important than prioritizing her own health. The Ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting are two methods that have helped her find success. Check out her story.

My Nonsurgical, Natural, Weight Loss Journey: I’ve been struggling with being overweight for most of my life. Since the age of 10, my weight steadily increased. Into my teens and throughout my adult life, I was obese.

I became a Registered Nurse and dedicated my career to improving other people’s health while struggling to improve my own. Before I knew it, I was turning 49. I promised myself that my next 50 years would be better than the past. I knew I had to make a healthy change.

My motivations were a heart to heart conversation with my daughter and the memory of my Mother.

The conversation with my daughter made me think deeply about the impact that my unhealthy lifestyle and potential early demise would have on her as an only child.

In retrospect, I realize that my mom, who was also a nurse, sacrificed her

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Keto Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie Recipe

Keto Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie Recipe #keto https://ketosummit.com/keto-chocolate-peppermint-smoothie-recipe

Smoothies come in many flavors from the light and fruity to the rich and indulgent. I think it’s safe to say that this Keto chocolate peppermint smoothie (CoBionic) falls into the second category. The taste of this smoothie is more like a decadent hot chocolate drink or a brownie sundae, than a healthy smoothie. But tastes can be deceiving because with only 3 grams net carbs and an extra boost from the CoBionic Indulgence powder, this is one treat you can feel good about. So let go and indulge, your tastebuds will thank you!

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  1. It’s creamy – Maybe we should lead with the health benefits, but the number one reason I add avocado to my smoothies is the unmistakable rich and creamy texture. It’s worth adding for that alone but the benefits don’t stop there! 
  2. It’s loaded with “good” fats – Avocados contain oleic acid (also present in olive oil) a monounsaturated fatty acid associated with benefits like decreased inflammation [1]. 
  3. It’s packed with nutrients – Even without the good fats, avocados are full

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What I Love This Week

For James’ first Fourth of July, we drove up to my aunt and uncle’s lake house in New Hampshire and spent the day swimming in the lake, eating hamburgers and hotdogs, and catching up with family. The whole day was fun and memorable, and I’m especially thankful to report that James handled the 90-minute car rides there and back like a champ. He’s never been too fond of long car rides (he does fall asleep for 20 minutes or so) but he surprised me. He slept for almost half of the drive up and only cried for the last 30 minutes on the drive home (one thing that helped was bringing a few toys specifically for the ride back).

I’m also proud to report that I managed to coordinate not one but *two* red, white, and blue outfits for each of us. But one thing I always wonder while getting us ready for a party or holiday is, how do moms look put together at these things? I might look halfway to decent before we leave the house (roughly a 50% chance) but once I arrive anywhere I’m in a light sweat, my hair is frizzing (and if it’s down,

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