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Many of you have been following my weight loss journey for quite some time, but most of you don’t know that I kind of fell off the wagon after my trip to San Antonio in April. Since then, life has been so crazy, I’ve maybe worked out three times, and as for eating smart? I’m totally in denial. It’s sad. Thankfully I haven’t put on too much weight, but I have to stop this now or I’ll be in trouble. I don’t want to go back; it’s time to lose the weight!
I’m sure most of you are familiar with Slimfast, and I’ve used them from time-to-time in the past, they never do me wrong. They have a new 14 Day Slimdown Program, which boasts that you could lose up to 6 pounds in two weeks, so long as you follow the plan:
1| Swap two meals daily with a Slimfast protein shake or meal bar.
2| Have a third meal totaling 500 calories.
3| Enjoy three 100-calorie snacks or fruit throughout the day.
4| Don’t exceed 1200 calories consumed in a day.
5| Do 30 minutes of moderate exercise daily, and drink lots of water.
I’m really enjoying the new Limited Edition Piña Colada Protein Meal Shake, which does a great job at curbing my hunger while only packing 180 calories in a single bottle. That’s a win for me!
Snacking has always been harder for me to deal with, because I am always dealing with my desire to gorge; it’s a real struggle, a nasty struggle, so when I’m picking my snacks, I like to eat things that are higher in protein and fiber, as well as taste (obviously!), because I’m more likely to be satisfied by a smaller portion. Today I’m sharing a super simple hummus recipe that’s about as basic as can be, that way you can incorporate any flavors you like (roasted peppers, garlic, etc.). It’s roughly 25 calories per tablespoon, so you can have it with a few hummus chips, because I’m super redundant, and still feel like you’re eating a lot. Read the label on the chips you get, because the serving size to calorie ratio can fluctuate greatly!
Simple Hummus Recipe
- Remove the skins from the chickpeas by gently pinching them until the skin comes off. Discard the skins and reserve the chickpeas in a medium bowl.
- Place saved chickpeas in a food processor with garlic, olive oil, 1/4 cup water, and salt. Process until very smooth, adding the remaining water one tablespoon at a time if the mixture is too sticky to move through the processor. Once the texture begins to smooth out and moves easier in the processor, you can slowly add a little more olive oil to render it creamier.
- Adjust the seasoning as necessary, then serve with hummus chips and enjoy!
When it comes to the chickpeas, it’s best to peel them, because the texture of your hummus will be so much smoother, but if you’re a little bit lazy, like me, and don’t get them all peeled, it’s OK. The texture won’t be quite as smooth, but it will still be delicious. The hummus I made for these photos aren’t completely peel-free, so you can see that it’s really not terrible, but I wouldn’t recommend going without peeling at least some of the chickpeas, because your hummus will become too thick and a little tough, if that’s even possible!
Another great snack would be my Salsa Egg Bites; one taste-packed bite comes in at a tiny 90 calories! Yum!
Need to lose those last pounds for summer? Then give Slimfast a try, as well as my hummus, because you’ll be golden in two weeks if you follow the plan! Head on over to Slimfast’s Facebook page and enter to win a $5,000 wardrobe when you take the 14 Days to Slim Challenge Sweepstakes, which is going on from May 12th through May 27th. Who doesn’t want a new wardrobe?! Two grand prize winners will be chosen and each will receive a special Gift Card to facilitate their shopping adventure.
I totally want to win, don’t you?
Let’s lose the weight, look great, and enjoy life while we’re doing it!