This is typical! Sometimes I feel bad being that customer that has to make some modifications, but then I'm really not. I remember that I care more about my health!
I have been spending my Saturdays in a nearby coffee shop to get some studying done, the problem is that I can't bring my food along. I have been ordering one of their salads (since everything else is sandwiches and bakery items). But of course cheese, croutons, and pita bread comes with it and no protein. I tell them to leave those off and to add 2 orders of chicken (since from experience I learned one is not nearly enough, 2 probably isn't either).
As you can see in the pic, they once again left the croutons and pita bread. This must not be a normal request for them! lol It takes self control to stay strong when this happens. But I wanted to post this to show you that you can still do it, even if they bring out something that you asked them not to. :)
It'd be nice to have a Paleo coffee shop around here! Hmmm, now that's a good idea...
Sorry for the delay- I had a lot of requests for this recipe after the picture I posted on facebook! But I had a busy weekend- helped Adam clean the new Arnold Club Fitness that opened today! If you live in the area, go check it out!! :)
You'll see below- but these actually tasted even better after being in the fridge over night! More Pumpkinny! If you can hold out- put in the freezer for a little! I know, easier said than done. At least I have a hard time doing that haha.
**We decided that they tasted even better the next day after being in the fridge all night. They had more of a pumpkin taste. So I recommend doing that!**
We also tried another coconut flour recipe this weekend. Normally we use almond flour- we are more familiar with how it cooks- but decided to try something new so we could use our coconut flour that has been sitting in our pantry. This one also tasted even better after being in the fridge. Maybe that's a coconut flour thing. Coconut flour can be more dry than almond flour. Comments from this one recommended you to put a little coconut milk in it, I didn't have any in the fridge so I didn't, but I could see that it could help them be more moist! I've also seen coconut flour recipes put unsweetened shredded coconut pieces in them. You can also try that if you want!
Try these and let me know what you think! I'll be posting my favorite almond flour recipes soon. We've been through our share of paleo cookies- and my favorite recipe is at home or I would post it now.
But again, remember that this is not true paleo, nor should you do it every day. Yes you are free from real flour and gluten, but they will be higher in calories and fat than you normally eat. So have it be a healthier tasty treat! Enjoy!! :)
BikeMS 2013! Columbia, MO
I had SUCH a fun weekend! No, this doesn't fit into my Starting Strength programming at all...but it was for a good cause (and I had signed up for it a long time ago lol). But this was the first endurance based event that I have participated in that I definitely want to do again next year. It was such a cool experience. Although next year I would like to camp out with people. All the action happened at the campgrounds (concert, food, etc). During the ride, even though I didn't have a team, it felt like I did. Everyone that was riding around you were very helpful and encouraging. We road along the windy (curvy!) country roads following the color of the route that you chose. You could choose 20, 40, 75, or 100 miles Saturday and Sunday. I chose 40 Saturday (so that I didn't kill myself too bad for my workouts this week) and then Sunday got rained out. Some people still road, but those are the intense bikers. Not me.
The signs that we had to follow were very tiny and easy to miss. One time we had to cross a highway. So we would give each other a heads up when we had to turn and all worked together! I stopped a couple times and took some scenic pictures of farms and houses- it was so pretty! It was definitely hilly and the wind picked up towards the end. People started walking their bikes up the hills- I never gave in! Crossing the finish line felt awesome.
And the rest stops had anything you could possibly want! The top left picture was the first stop, top right was the second, and the one below was the third. I didn't pig out on all their goodies because I didn't want to risk upsetting my stomach. They even had liqeour at the second one! Although I did have a snow cone at the last one. I had 10 miles left and needed something! I think it helped :)
And man it was yummy! I got rainbow :) First snow cone of the summer!
And then back at the hotel room, I had all my meals prepared in my mini fridge. Of course I drove, so that's obviously easier to manage than flying. I was able to pack my cooler of enough meals to last me til I came back home. **PREPARATION IS THE KEY** If I had chosen to eat out, I would have just had to make smart choices. Doing research ahead of time around where you are staying helps. There is always something you can order at a restaurant- you may just have to be that annoying customer and modify a few things :) Chicken breast and broccoli is pretty standard! Steak and a sweet potato...fish..you can find something!
Of course I recommend everyone to do strength training- but if there is one endurance based event that I would recommend- it would definitely be BikeMS. I can't wait for it next year!
Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach