What to do after an unclean eating episode…

Well, I eat clean MOST of the time.  But then there are the occasional times that I just need to eat those carbs to reset my system.

What do you do after a meal of unclean foods?What to do when you don't eat clean

Here are a few tips to help you get back on track.

1.  Don’t overly stress about it.  There is nothing you can do once the food has gone down the hatch.  You just have to move forward.

2.  Drink some peppermint tea to settle your tummy as you will feed a bit of indigestion set in.

3. Drink plenty of water to flush out the toxins you just ate.  Also, since you probably just ate a ton of carbs…it will flush out that extra water associated with them.  Carbs hold water, don’t forget!  Carbs will make you bloat don’t forget…

4.  Wake up the next day and eat a high protein breakfast.  It is important that you don’t skip this step as that will cause you to only go into “starvation mode.”

5.  Go light on the carbs, drink TONS of water and get some exercise in.

6.  Try some gentle yoga poses.  These yoga poses will aid in digestion and overall increase your comfort level.

So, don’t worry.  A meal or two will not wreck your clean eating work.  Just get right back on the “horse” to minimize the meals.

What do you do that helps with recovery from an “unclean eating” episode??

Share your tips in the comment section below.

Another one hit chicken wonder from the land of the Crockpot!

Hey all,

What can I say…I hate to cook.  I mean really.  You wake up at 4:15 a.m., get your workout in, get ready for work and out the door by 7 a.m.  Work all day and then head home at 5 p.m.

Who really, really feels like cooking at that time?

Do you?

I know that I don’t.  But, yet, I do want to eat clean.  I have had some amazing weight loss results in the last few months and I feel so good.  The one thing that can jeoporize that feel good feeling is ruining my nutrition.  So that must stay constant.

And, a crockpot makes it all so easy.  Prep the ingredients ahead of time, stick them in the crockpot the morning of, press high (or low), and then walk away.

I am always on the prowl for new recipes.  Rarely do I ever make the same dish twice.  Thus, the title of this blog…”Another one hit chicken wonder from the land of the Crockpot!

I came across this great recipe…not sure who needs credit but someone does.  I can’t say that I was the brainchild behind this one.  Rarely am I ever!

But, I do know that I am going prep this baby over the weekend so on Monday morning, I just hit “play!”

Here it is:

Another one hit chicken wonder from the land of Crockpot!Chicken Crockpot Eat Clean Wonder

Ingredients:
– 8 boneless skinless chicken breasts
– 10 garlic cloves, finely chopped or minced
– 2 yellow onions, chopped
– 2 cups fat free, low sodium chicken broth
– 1/4 cup lemon pepper seasoning
– 4 tbsp paprika
– 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
– 1 tablespoon kosher salt
– 1 tsp lemon zest

Directions:
Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Mix together the lemon pepper seasoning, paprika and salt. Coat the chicken with the spice mixture. Place the coated chicken in the crock pot and cover with the fat free chicken broth, garlic cloves, parsley and onions and lemon zest. Cook on low heat for about 3-4 hours (or until done).

Your new you resolution tips…Happy new year! So what are you going to do with it?

Happy New Year!

OK, so now what?

I love a New Year.  I didn’t always.  I looked up it with dread because of all the things I failed to do in the year before.  But, not anymore.

You see, I have dedicated the New Year to a day of planning and goal setting.  I would look at the past year in review and decide what some of my top goals should be for the coming one. Then I chart it all out on a yearly calendar and then monthly.  At the end of each month, I take a look at my larger yearly goals and determine what next steps for the month should be to get me to them.  Then each Sunday night, I take a look at my monthly goals and determine what I need to do this week to get me to my monthly goals.  You see, I break it all down from he large to the very small.  And, then my year becomes manageable.

I use this day planner design to help me chart everything I need to do.  Find what works and use it.

My day planner goals FullSizeRender 4

So, if you haven’t settled on your top goals for the year, take some time today or this weekend coming.  Writing down your goals in specific terms…SMART (specific, measurable, assignable, realistic and time-related)   means you’re more likely to achieve them.

And, we want you to achieve them, right?

Happy 2015!!

Yummy Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

I made these in batches….

2TBSP melted extra virgin coconut oil
2 TBSP Chocolate Shakeology
Organic Maple syrup (a capful for sweetness)

Try these healthy peanut butter cups

Try these healthy peanut butter cups

Natural Peanut Butter ( or PB2 mixed with water)
Cupcake liners
Melt oil and mix with Shakeology and maple syrup.
(save in fridge dont freeze or they will be too hard to enjoy!)

Place some in bottom of liners. Put those in freezer for few minutes to set up. Then melt peanut butter a little and spread thin on top of the firm chocolate. Pour chocolate/oil mix over top of peanut butter and then put back in freezer to firm up for few minutes. DELISH! You can keep in fridge.

Contact me for samples for Shakeology.

New Year 2015 “NO REGRETS” CHALLENGE GROUP

New Year 2015 “NO REGRETS” CHALLENGE GROUP
Start the New Year feeling and looking GREAT! Our next online challenge group will run for 21 days starting January 11th. Give yourself the GIFT OF WELLNESS in 2015 by joining us!  We only accept 6 people for each group.  I will provide the support, accountably, information and motivation you need to make 2015 your healthiest year ever.

HERE’S THE PLAN:
For this group, we will teach you how to create new and healthy habits while enjoying the foods you love…GUILT FREE! You’ll start the New Year on the path to looking and feeling great while developing healthy lifelong habits.

January 4th: Group opens and preseason begins
January 11th: Workouts and clean eating plans start

My challenge groups take place in a private Facebook group where participants get to know each other and help provide support to others in reaching their goals. I ask that my challengers check in daily because the more engaged they are with the group, the more success they have. I do require you list me as your coach on TeamBeachbody.com and follow a fitness program to ensure your success. Contact me for further details on how to join and I’ll help select a plan that’s just right for you.

APPLY TODAY!

(if you have participated in past challenge groups, email Robin at robinbabingtoncabral@yahoo.com)

New Year 2015 “NO REGRETS” Challenge Group Application
If you would like to be considered for one of the 2015 Challenge Groups please complete the information below to reserve a spot in the exclusive group!

Fitness tips to make it through the holiday season – don’t skip a meal

These are very, very busy days leading up to Christmas.

I know that I am running around frantically.  Darn exhausted most of the time.

I have lists after lists that I managing to keep myself on task.  I have a Christmas Eve open house and then Christmas dinner.  Yikes!

Well, you may wonder…”how do I stay healthy when I am running around for here to there?”  or “what can I just grab and go to eat?”

Holiday tips to avoid overeating

Holiday tips to avoid overeating

Do NOT just “grab and go!” One thing that you can ensure is that you don’t skip a meal.  I know, I know…there is so much to do.

But, if you want to keep reaching for your goals, you gotta just reach for them and that means you gotta plan it out.  And, if you can’t plan it out, always have some healthy snacks on hand to have available in a time of desperation.

The more you skip, means the greater chance of overeating.

If you are running around all day, and forget to eat…you are more likely to over do it when you go to that party later on the evening.

So the more you keep on track = the less likely to overeat.

So, don’t skip a meal.

Eat healthy meals throughout the day…space them out…every three hours.

You got this!

Me

P.S. – If you missed yesterday’s holiday fitness tip, catch it here.

P.S.S. – You can now follow me on Instagram as well.

Fitness tips to help you make it through the holidays – just because it says so…

So today I am sure many of you are baking and cooking away, not to mention shopping.

Don't ruin your fitness over a Christmas cupcakeIt is hard during these days to think about not eating those tempting goodies that you are slaving away on, right?

I am sure you are standing there right now saying, “how am I going to stay away?”  or “how am I going to be good on my diet when there is so much good food?”

Well, you don’t have to be perfect you know.  It is the holidays after all.

But, you don’t have to gorge either!

Just because, the recipe says to cut the pie into 6-8 slices doesn’t mean that you can’t slim that down and say cut the pie into 10 slices.  Or maybe instead of making muffins, you can make mini-muffins instead.  Or what about making smaller cookies.  Your in control you know.

Just because you are looking to get fit, doesn’t mean that you have to deprive yourself.  What good will that do anyway?  You will just end up binging and gorging anyway.  And, oh the next morning feeling, like “I shouldn’t have done that…”

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