Sunday, November 29, 2015

New Diet Just in Time for the Holidays!!!!

Oh yes. A new diet. Once I realized how many calories I was eating, I decided to do a drastic cut back a couple of weeks ago. So far, roughly 10 pounds gone. I'm hoping to be down by 15 lbs come the end of the year. I'm not really eating anything different, I'm just not drinking as much soda or tea as I used to.

However, Thanksgiving and Christmas means food. So for anyone else trying to keep jolly but without the belly like a bowl full of jelly, here's a nice Christmas favorite that isn't horrible on the calories.

Hot Chocolate:

1 tablespoon of powdered baking chocolate (10 calories)
1 tablespoon of sugar (or to taste) (15 calories)
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (3 calories)
1/4 teaspoon of ginger (4 calories)
a dash of nutmeg (about 3 calories)
1 cup of almond milk (60 calories)
1 tablespoon of Ricemellow Fluff (20 calories)

Heat the milk as hot as you like, mix everything except the ricemellow in. Use the Ricemellow to top off your cup of hot chocolate!

The best part? Hot Chocolate is known to be an appetite suppressant. So, it will help you to feel full as well as being a perfectly festive holiday drink! The way I end up making it, it's about 150 calories - or about the same as your can of coke cola. I like my sugar and ricemellow. :-)

Another not too bad Christmas food? Homemade chocolate chip cookies. Each are about 78 calories. So if anyone else is counting their calories, don't feel left out of holiday cheer. Drink a nice mug of Hot Chocolate and have a cookie too. :-)