Ugh. Now that we’ve turned the clocks back, it will be dark by 4:30pm. I don’t know about you, but long hours of darkness and cold make me want to eat lots of piping-hot comfort food. Pasta is definitely in my top 5 comfort foods, but it’s really difficult to work in when cutting weight for a contest, or even just trying to lose a couple extra pounds before seeing your family for the holidays.
I love peanut butter, both creamy and chunky (what a monster!!). I also love carbs, but eating all the carbs I want isn’t exactly helpful when trying to cut body fat. In my never-ending and totally unrealistic quest to eat everything without any consequences, I stumbled upon this awesome low-carb, sugar-free peanut butter cookie recipe. It’s just 4 ingredients and super easy to make.
I have used this plan with great success the last two years and I’d like to share some of the food items that help me keep the calories, fats, and carbs down during the day so that I can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. You could make it through the day on veggies, protein shakes, and chicken breast, but here are some alternatives that can be a little more enjoyable.