banana zucchini muffins dr carrie burrows recipe

Banana Zucchini Muffins: Paleo Style

Banana Zucchini Muffins have become a HUGE hit in our house.

I debated with myself if I should tell my children that they were healthy and good for Paleo based diets or not.

In the end I told them and it didn’t bother them one bit! Healthy or not, they are fans of flavor and these Banana Zucchini Muffins are hanging out in the town square of flavor town!

They are seriously good!

These are the exact ones that I made on Facebook Live. <= Click to watch.

Banana Zucchini Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded zucchini (from 1 medium zucchini)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 cup almond butter (or any nut butter)
  • 1/2 cup sweetener of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Squeeze shredded zucchini of excess moisture with a dish towel.
  3. In a large bowl, add zucchini, mashed banana, almond butter, sweetener, eggs and vanilla. Mix until smooth and well combined.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients: coconut flour, baking soda and salt. Mix well.
  5. Divide into muffin cups. Bake for 22-25 minute or until golden on top.
 
Extras For Added Flavor (If You Like)
– cinnamon
– nutmeg
– shredded coconut
– chopped nuts
– chocolate chips
 
You can use a nut butter alternative.
 
These muffins freeze really well.
 
To make these Banana Zucchini Muffins vegan, just use flax egg or chia egg in place of the regular eggs. 
Do me a favor…. when you make these (and I know you will), let me know how you like them and if you did anything different to yours! 

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Low Carb diet

Scientists Say They’ve Been Wrong About Fatty Foods

Fat does not make you fat and high carbohydrate based eating is bad for you.

Or if we put it in the scientists own words;

“Global dietary guidelines should be reconsidered in light of these findings.”

Insert my totally shocked and disbelieving facial expression right here!

I never realized that the scientific community moves at the speed of government, but apparently they do.

The number of reports, findings and actual real-life results have been saying that it’s not fats that are killing people, its high carb diets that are doing it for a long time.

I guess this is official vindication for every one of the pioneers of change that have been saying, LOW CARB, LOW CARB, LOW CARB.

And where did this admission come from? Not a fake news or slanted source, but from The Lancet.
You can click The Lancet to see the abstract of the report. I’ll sum it up for you though.

Low Carb Diets Are Good

High carbohydrate intake is associated to a higher risk of total mortality.

Why? Aren’t vegetables carbs?

Yes vegetables are carbs but the aren’t refined, processed, bleached and beaten to death. They are full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fibre.

Sadly, when fats got blamed for cardiovascular disease, we were told by the experts to eat more grains. Grains are also carbohydrates and in their purest form also have fiber, vitamins and minerals but we don’t eat them in their purest form.

The western diets have reduced whole grains to non-nutrient based food like substances.

We eat bread, crackers, pasta, over processed foods. Cereals, white flour, white rice. Take all the real nutrients out of whole grains and you are left with little more than sugar.

Fat Matters

Fat gets off the hook to some degree in the report as well with the finding that total fat and types of fat were not associated to cardiovascular disease.

I’m not one to gloat, but to all the doctors, , nutritionists, government agencies and paid for profit scientists that screwed over a couple of generations of people, “TOLD YOU SO”!!!

I’m sure this finding is going to try to be debunked by the sugar industry, the cereal producers, bread bakers and of course doctors who have no interest in change.

LOW CARB – HIGH FAT

OK, before you go and get all freaky on fat filled foods eliminating all carbs remember the rules of nutrition and health.

  • Garbage in, garbage out.
  • You are what you eat.
  • You can’t out exercise a bad diet.
  • Not all calories are equal.

Sensible eating is the way to go.

The quality of your food is important.

Funny how yesterday I wrote here about Paleo Diet facts and the same day, a few hours later, this study was released which is basically saying, a Paleo Diet is a good nutrition plan.

Joni is one of our #FitFriends who used a low carb nutrition plan that included healthy fats and look at the results that she achieved!

She ate great food that was straight forward and tastes great. Joni followed a simple plan that is systematic in its approach to getting real weight loss results and she looks amazing!


Joni has every excuse available to keep her from making her health and fitness a priority.. In stead, she uses those excuses as reasons to make her health and fitness a priority.

She followed the Metabolism Reset Plan, used our Facebook group for incredible support and made her health a priority. She knows how important it is to take care of herself so she can better take care of her family.

You can get this result too when you decide to join our September session of the Metabolism Reset Plan.

Just click here to learn more about it, including my money back guarantee.

paleo diet

Paleo Diet: The Problem With Paleo

Paleo diet plans are really popular right now, well the have been for some time, but they are gaining in popularity.

First off, I really don’t like names or labels but for a point of reference we are going to go over what paleo eating is.

As with anything, there are many interpretations of what a paleo diet is. It’s much like being a vegetarian. There some are ovo lacto vegetarians, some are just ovo vegetarians, and on and on – you get where I am coming from right?

There are different classes of the paleo diet as well.

The problem with the paleo diet is only a problem with some old school thinking.

Paleo is essentially removing processed grains and dairy from your diet.

Let’s be clear what processed grains are: crackers, bread, pasta,cereal, muffins etc. Refined flour. Dairy is cows milk and anything that is made from it – sour cream, cream cheese, yogurt.

I don’t want to get all sciencey with you but…

You don’t need either one of those “food” groups. They are not essential to life or body operations. Neither of them are considered nutrients…. they are classes of food.

Let’s break this down quickly.

Paleo Diet And Carbohydrates

You still eat carbs on a paleo diet, hooray!! You just eat better carbohydrates.

  • There is no such thing as a processed carb deficiency #science
  • No one is or ever had been refined sugar deficient

The government and antiquated education programs drilled it deep into our brains that we need all of these grains! The truth, and scientific research has proven, we don’t need them.

For those old school physicians, dieticians and health organizations (looking at your Diabetics society and cancer society) that have been taught to push grains, they will argue that you neeeeeeeed them.

  • We need to eat real food.
  • Unprocessed real food.

Veggies are carbs people – start cheering vegans.

You get better vitamins and minerals from veggies then you will ever get from bread and crackers.

Veggies will do the job 10x better than any cereal or bread that has been fortified. It’s been fortified or ‘enriched’ because it was stripped of anything good.

So are we good?!

You do not physiologically need processed refined carbohydrates.

Paleo Diet And Dairy

Dairy… I need a shirt, dairy is the devil.
Again, we have been brain washed that dairy is vital to growth.

Get ready for more science…

Dairy, or any form of dairy is growth hormone for baby cows. Cows milk helps get baby cows to grow at a rapid rate – they need them big, fast.

And what has happened to our population with the over consumption of dairy…we got big, fast.

Cows milk contains an allowable amount of puss, antibiotics, growth hormone, medications, infection. Allowable by the government.

No other species on earth drinks another animals milk – so why do we?

Why…

  • are we so sick as a nation?
  • is cancer and diabetes a 1/3 stat now?
  • do little girl develop so quickly?
  • are women struggling with infertility, fibroids and having hysterectomies at an alarming pace?
  • do so many women struggling with thyroid issues?
  • is Alzhemier’s and dementia on the rise?

There are a number of reasons for the above questions, but dairy consumption and eating processed food is at the top of the list.

Let food be thy medicine people!

You can abuse and hurt yourself with food or you can let food nourish and heal you.

I have been honored to work with thousands of people over the course of my career and I have seen first hand the benefits of eating real food.

It is life changing.

Need a few more reasons why eating real food is the way to go?

If you have an undiagnosed allergy, sensitivity, intolerance to processed carbs or dairy, a paleo diet will almost certainly help. Undiagnosed, because so many practitioners are stuck in old ways of thinking.

Some Of The Benefits Of A Paleo Diet

  • anti inflammatory
  • reduces your sugar cravings/consumption
  • improved sleep
  • clearer skin
  • burn stored fat
  • balanced energy throughout the day

How Much Do I Believe In The Paleo Diet?

I live it. I am paleo myself.

The Metabolism Rest Plan was re-designed to be paleo based because the private clients that I had adhering to paleo were having great results. (New 28 Day session starting September 5th – click here to learn more

Like anything in life… you take what you want and use what works for you.
For many, the paleo diet works, makes sense and when you realize you don’t need the foods that aren’t considered to be paleo, it becomes easier.

What do you think?
Agree / disagree – have you tried or are doing paleo? I’d love to hear from you.

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Show me the salad challenge

“Show Me The Salad Challenge” – FREE eBook & A Fun Challenge

“SHOW ME THE SALAD CHALLENGE”
Remember Jerry McGuire (aka Tom Cruise) on the verge of losing his last client yelling into the phone to Rod Tidwell (aka Cuba Gooding Jr), “SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!!”

That’s what I see happening next week with the, “Show Me The Salad” Challenge on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

OK, maybe not exactly that, but I would love to see some #ShowMeTheSalad love next week when we kick off the…

“Show Me The Salad Challenge”.

And to get it all started, I’m giving you a 25 page eBook full of recipes, videos, meal planning ideas, tips, tricks and tools to help you make salad more than just a side dish… you’ll make salad a meal!

Whether you decide to join the challenge is up to you, but you get the eBook and a couple more surprises absolutely free.

The Show Me The Salad Challenge eBook is delicious recipes, amazing dressings and a meal plan that will give you hundreds of ideas and combinations to make boring lettuce turn into amazing creations.

And it’s all based on how I live when it comes to food:

  • Simple
  • Easy
  • Fast
  • Fun &
  • Healthy

Now, if you want to join in the challenge part of it all you are welcome to it and who wouldn’t want to do it… you can WIN a Kitchen Essentials Salad Pro Pack or an Amazon Gift Card and it super simple to do.

Kitchen Essentials Salad Pro PackJust make or buy a salad, take a picture of it, add some tags, post it and collect your points! (I mean you’re probably already doing that right? And is anyone giving you stuff for it? I AM!!!)

This couldn’t be easier!

Plus, in the process of having some fun and taking some pictures, you’re also improving your health, getting great nutrition into your day and more than likely having awesome energy and maybe even losing a few pounds along the way (There is an amazing DETOX SALAD RECIPE).

So join the #ShowMeTheSalad challenge, eat great and win-win-win-win.

 

Here’s how to get your free e-book:

Click here… that’s it, that’s all. 

From there you will be sent the e-book and learn all the details for the contest and how you can earn points to get you to the winner’s circle.

You can call this the, “Winner, Winner – Chicken Salad Dinner”. (you see what I did there right?)

So, click the link or the picture below and join us!
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biggest loser

Biggest Loser Is Going, Going, Gone!!

Biggest Loser is going, going, gone????

 

According to Ragen Chastaine;
“Reports are coming in saying that The Biggest Loser is cancelled.” {Read full article here}
Oh how I hope this is true because it will be one less weight loss problem.

 

The Biggest Loser has ruined people and set back realistic expectations for weight loss making it more frustrating for people when they don’t see dramatic 10 pound losses every week.

 

Losing a pound a week pre Biggest Loser was a win because it was a win. Now it’s not enough. What??!!

Biggest Loser Is An Entertainment Product

  • This is a game show.
  • The participants are contestants.
  • The show needs ratings which = revenue.
  • It’s edited for drama and anticipation so we see what they want us to see.
  • Convenient product placements and endorsements got us to buy special water bottles and other ‘things’.
The goal was shock and awe weight loss.

 

This became their full-time job. 8-10 hours a day of shady weight loss tactics.

 

They were promised the chance of winning money and a new life.

 

They left their families and went into solitary confinement.

 

The participants did what they were told to do, no matter how extreme since they were the entertainment.

 

I have an acquaintance that worked with the show on a couple of episodes and the extremes that were used were in their professional opinion, “…unsafe, unhealthy and unethical.”

 

A lot of the contestants have gained the weight back, while continuing to struggle with the past.

 

Their eating disorders became worse since the cause was never addressed.

 

Their self-esteem has been beaten up while we watched.

 

They can’t speak out because of iron clad non disclosure agreements.

Biggest Loser – The Dr. Carrie Version

It took me a year, 365 days to lose 100lbs because I wanted life long results. No magic, no pills, no crazy supplement packages, no danger to my health. Life long weight loss principles that worked because they are effective and natural.

 

Finally, stop buying into marketing hype about unbelievable weight loss fads, pills, potions or “never been used before” tactics.
Probably, without a doubt, the most important thing you can do is get the education about nutrition and movement that leads to real change.

 

If you don’t know what to believe or where to get the truth just ask me so I can help you out. I will give you the no BS facts that you need to know because you will benefit! Something simple like fitness tips for beginners can help.

Just email me… I’ll respond to you. (Yup, me… not a team, me)

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