Updated: Nov 20, 2020
My 3-3-3 plan to help you NOT eat ALL of the Halloween candy.
Losing weight is HARD but then you add in the holidays and TEMPTATION and LOOK OUT! But!!! I've figured out a variety of techniques to HELP YOU STOP the sabotage.
Today I’m going to share with you the strategy I teach my clients so they can avoid giving in to holiday Temptations.
There are three categories for this strategy; Physical prep, Spiritual prep & my 3-life coaching mental “prep-niques.”
Physical prep- Managing Situations that you can expect:
Don’t go to the event on an empty stomach. Eat plenty of food before you even get there!
If you know you are about to be in a situation where all of the wrong foods will be available, identify suitable swaps that you will enjoy eating. Buy all of them. Make them if you have to. And have them with you when you travel. My favorite go to treats when I know I’m going to be around all the sugars that I don’t eat, are; Lara bars, RX bars, homemade peanut butter balls, dates and peanut butter and dried fruit. (See Blog for recipe)
Stock your pantry with compliant foods. That way you can see the temptation but make a better choice because it is available to you.
Spiritual prep: this is a great accompaniment to the physical prepping above.
Avoid temptation. You can say no to the party! Or, don’t buy the food. Or even more, don’t let it live in your home. 2 Timothy 2:22 beautifully encourages us to be okay with avoiding temptation as an acceptable strategy.
See temptation as a weapon formed against you. No different than the way it was formed against Eve. No different than the way it was attempted to be formed against Jesus in the wilderness. It is a weapon formed against you and it is never going away. You must be made stronger. So see tempting ‘scenarios’ and events as strength training!
When you are tempted, girl, PRAY! 1 Corinthians 10:13-says that when you seek God in the face of temptation, He will show you a way out! Praying for God to help you, is not just for emergencies and to pass tests. No: invite him into your life…even in weight loss!
My personal 3-life coaching mental “prep-niques”:
Ask yourself, how do I want to feel tomorrow? And then assess whether or not what you are about to eat is even worth it. I mean the ‘taste’ only lasts for seconds while the effects can be never ending. ESPECIALLY JUST how addictive sugar is!
Remind yourself that you’re not missing out on this food, that you can eat it at a later point in time. But that you’re simply not eating this right now. And then, eat the snack that you packed!
Ask yourself how this could weaken your effectiveness for God? Meaning, is indulging in this food going to leave you full of doubt & disbelief that you could never lose weight? If that is the case, it very well could weaken your effectiveness for God!
Here's an awesome swap to have on hand when all of the treats start rolling in the house!
3-ingredient No Bake Keto Peanut Butter Balls (Paleo, Vegan, Low Carb)
An easy 3-ingredient recipe for no bake keto peanut butter protein balls! Soft, chewy and low in carbs, these protein balls are the perfect snack ready in 5 minutes! Peanut-free, nut-free, and paleo option! Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free.
* Peanut Butter
* Keto Maple Syrup
* Coconut Flour
* Mixing bowl
* 2 cups smooth peanut butter * See notes
* 1/2 cup sticky sweetener of choice ** See notes
* 3/4 cup coconut flour
* Line a large tray or plate with parchment paper and set aside.
* In a large mixing bowl, combine all your ingredients and mix well. If the batter is too thick, add some liquid (milk or water) until a thick batter remains.
* Using your hands, form the dough into small balls and place on the lined plate/tray. Refrigerate the peanut butter no bake balls for 30 minutes, or until firm.
* Any smooth nut or seed butter can be substituted. For a paleo option, use cashew butter or almond butter.
** I used a monk fruit sweetened maple syrup. Non-keto sweeteners include pure maple syrup, honey, and agave nectar.
3-ingredient No Bake Keto Peanut Butter Balls (Paleo, Vegan, Low Carb) should be kept refrigerated, and are also freezer friendly.
**I know that I yanked this recipe from Pinterest someplace, and once I find the board that I pinned it from; I'll link it here :)
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