It’s officially Fall *sigh*
I’m a summer girl. I don’t like boots(even cute boots), turtle necks, scarves, sweaters…etc. I digress…
Fall marks the unofficial start to eating season. Thanksgiving in October for my Canadians, followed by Halloween then Thanksgiving for my American friends and for my Canadian friends who like to go shopping across the border that weekend to buy halloween candy on sale – grrrrr. We head right into Christmas party season then Christmas right into New Year’s eve…whoa…eating season is c-r-a-z-y!! This is when sooo many people go off the rails and “try” to put it all back on track in January.
Fall foods can be frightening, so lets break it down.
Let’s start with the beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte. What a calorie bomb. Even if you try to make it “skinny” it is so not and never will be skinny or a healthy choice. At minimum you are looking at over 300 calories, 11 grams of fat, 35 grams of carbohydrate. Drinking 300 calories is JUST WRONG. You dont need it. You dont deserve it and it is not a treat, so get over it!
On the liquid calorie topic, hot apple cider is also a hot mess. Warm calories, and sugar = lots of push ups and running, I mean lots!! Hot apple cider comes in around 200+ calories, 27 grams of sugar that’s for about a cup *ugh*
Needless to say that Halloween candy is a no-no. I know it hits you as soon as you walk in the store. I know that you think if you by it now you wont have to rush around the day before Halloween looking for candy…what lies and deception!! You know if its in the house you will eat it. Two options, buy things that repulse you or wait until Halloween and buy it that day.
Next on the list is anything that has caramel-apple in the title. Let’s be honest….caramel anything just screams danger. Move along caramel apple goodness…move along! Have apple slices and natural pb. I know its not the same but its better for you!
Pumpkin “treats”: approach with extreme caution. Pumpkin in and ofitself is great! Pumpkin that is in the form of squares, tarts, loafs, scones, muffins…all are fattening fall fails!
People hide behind layers of clothing and thats why so many people love the fall. Guess what friends, the spring and summer will happen and you wont be able to sport those layers and your real shape/size will be revealed that you can’t blame on a bulky sweater!
It’s fall…it happens every year. If you had a PSL (pumpkin spice latte) last year, guess what … it tastes the same this year!!
Head into eating season fit, strong and toned. If you hit the fall foods hard you are looking at rolls, muffin tops and jelly belly…and Im not talkin food…Im talkin body parts-yowza!
You have the choice….fit or fat this fall….choose fit!
Give my PSL protein shake a try…I promise you will loooooove it!! You’re welcome!!!
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1-1.5 cups of almond milk (or any milk that works for you)
1/4-1/2 cup of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/2 tsp or a healthy dash of pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon/nutmeg)
Blend and enjoy!