19 minutes | Dec 10, 2018

013 Maggie Hunts: Survive Holiday Desserts

In this episode, MAGGIE RANTS about: All the decadent desserts that are everywhere! All the carbohydrates in dessert, especially pie! And don’t forget yogurt, you could’ve had chocolate cake!!   PODCAST NUGGETS - Consume without calories:      -  How to defend yourself from all the decadent desserts   10 Steps to Survive Holiday Desserts Pie Nutritional Facts Yogurt Nutrition facts, you won’t believe! Healthy YUMMY items to eat instead: Thick & Creamy Chocolate Euphoria     Creamy Chocolate crunch     Maggie sings, (Musical parody loosely to the tune of I’m in the Mood for Love) I’M IN THE MOOD FOR PIE SIMPLY BECAUSE IT’S NEAR ME FUNNY, BUT WHEN IT’S STARING AT ME I’M IN THE MOOD TO TRY   (Musical parody loosely to the tune of Day By Day)   DAY BY DAY OH DEAR LORD 3 THINGS I PRAY . . .   (Musical parody loosely to the tune of It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas)   IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE THE HOLIDAYS FOOD TEMPTATIONS EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK   BUT, THE PRETTIEST SIGHT TO SEE IS HOW MUCH THINNER YOU WILL BE,
WHEN YOU EAT HEALTHY YOU FEEL FABULOUS, CUZ YOU ARE TRULY WEALTHY   Health is the wealth we ALL want and together, you’ll have it. CONNECT with Maggie: FREE Gift: SweetOfferNOW.com Website:  SweetLifeNOW.com Email:  Maggie@SweetLifeNOW.com Podcast Phone: 98-LAUGHAPP   It's a Sweet Life NOW is about being uplifted while you learn how to live healthy & happy. But we’re all different, so before making any lifestyle changes, check it out with your doc. Our instructions and advice are in no way intended as a substitute for medical counseling. Your medical team knows your specific health needs and together, we’ll help you feel fabulous!   Show Notes by Podcastologist/Show Producer: Jessie Taylor Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.    Episode Transcript: (Musical parody loosely to the tune of I’m In the Mood For Love)   I’m in the mood for PIE Simply because it’s near me Funny, but when it IS STARING AT ME I’m in the mood TO TRY   NO, NO, NO! Enjoy yummy healthy desserts instead…   Decadent Dessert Defense   At dessert time, you really need to be strong and have a game plan! Under normal circumstances, you know how to ward off the temptations of sweet dessert; don’t be hungry. But we’re talking about the holidays. No one is hungry after just gorging at a holiday feast.   Watch out for sneak attacks and getting swept away with thoughts like, “Well it’s here, so I need to eat it.” or “How do I tell Aunt Myrtle I don’t want any of her Bourbon Soaked Pecan Pie?” Or telling your sister Shirley that you’ll pass on the 12 pies she slaved over so, “No one should go hungry.”   Hunger is not the issue; recovering afterwards, is. 10 Steps to Survive Holiday Desserts:   STEP 1 - DON’T GET TRAPPED BY THE ENEMY.  You know the enemy, it’s sweet fast-acting carbs and they’re all over the place. Sometimes they’re hiding and most of the time they are in plain sight, just tempting you to indulge. NO! Defend yourself, don’t give up!  You’re SO close to the end of the meal. Keep your combat boots on, you’ll need ‘em!!   STEP 2 - ESCAPE IF POSSIBLE. While others are debating which sugar raising, mega-fattening, artery clogging decadence to indulge in - GET OUT OF THERE!   Don’t succumb to torture. Now is the time for the walk outside with cranky Uncle Henry who just wants to escape talkative Ned, the neighbor. Great! You have a partner and can both excuse yourselves to do something healthy and feel the air outside as you go for a walk.   STEP 3: KEEP YOURSELF BUSY. Wash the dishes. Every holiday gathering collects an insurmountable pile of dishes and no one wants to clean up. You will get a billion brownie points (sorry I couldn’t resist the pun) and it keeps you away from serving the umpteen different fattening and blood sugar raising pies, cakes and candies that have been collected to express love. There has to be a better way.   STEP 4: KNOW THE FACTS AND HAVE A PLAN. You’d never go into combat without facts about the enemy and a plan. OK, here are the facts, read ‘em and weep. PIE NUTRITIONAL FACTS (It’s ridiculous to have those words in the same sentence!)   Serving Size: 1 slice* PIES CARBS CALORIES FAT SUGAR FIBER Pumpkin Pie 63g 530 26g 42g 1g Apple 66g 630 39g 34g 2g Chocolate Cream 73g 630 33g 45g 1g French Apple 78g 570 28g 54g 2g Pecan 101g 920 55g 59g 6g   *All slices are from Marie Callender’s and fully loaded with whipped cream and toppings.   And this is for only ONE slice. OK, they’re fully loaded with extras like whipped cream and ice-cream, but that’s what we do during the holidays. We’re not even talking about all the extra pie we’ve eaten by making sure all the slices were even or all the extra scraps we’ve nicked while clearing the table. OK, maybe that was just me, but adding it up is frightening.   STEP 5: KEEP YOUR HANDS AND FACE BUSY - with a yummy drink that tastes like dessert and satisfies even the most finicky sweet tooth. Yes, they DO exist. Here’s a few…   Thick & Creamy Chocolate Euphoria      Keto fans know and LOVE this one! You can use coffee or tea, caffeinated or decaf and it is SCRUMPTIOUS!! l delight every time I have one. Obviously you fill the mugs, but I always dive in and down some before I even remember I wanted to take a picture. It never lasts long enough for me to take one completely full!   Ingredients: Coffee (I use Bulletproof Coffee) or Tea (I LOVE The Republic of Tea, it’s bucks but we’re competing with dessert!) MCT Oil (I use BulletProof Brain Octane Oil) Collagen Protein Powder* Sweet Leaf Sweet Drops Chocolate Stevia Coconut cream or heavy cream (optional) Grass-Fed Butter (optional)   Directions: TEA: Grab your favorite mug, insert your tea bag, protein powder, MCT oil, butter if desired, add hot water, cover and steep. I top it with a piece of tin foil to speed things up since I’m usually in a hurry. After a minute or two when my patience has run out, I scoop out the tea bag with a spoon, squeeze it to release all the yummy flavors, toss the bag and stir.   COFFEE: Brew your favorite cup of coffee and add protein powder, MCT oil and butter or coconut cream. Trader Joe’s sells coconut cream in cans for easy storage.   Remember, ketosis recipes are full-fat to keep you satiated without eating many carbs. You CAN’T enjoy these recipes everyday AND eat a lot of carbs. If you do, you’ll unfortunately blow up like a very happy, but heavy balloon. Believe me, I’ve tried.   STEP 6: WATCH OUT FOR SPIES! There are imposters everywhere! You need to be armed with the facts and keep your eyes peeled for the truth. Don’t be fooled by the whites of their eyes, or the white of their yogurt that is. BE AWARE and very discerning. You could have been innocently wanting to eat healthy but you just ate dessert.   YOGURT NUTRITION FACTS (Not all yogurts are created equal)   Serving Size: I cup (8oz)* YOGURT - PLAIN CARBS CALORIES SUGAR FAT Kite Hill Almond Milk Unsweetened 1.5g 210 0g 19.5g So Delicous Coconut Milk Unsweetened 7g 110
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