For a long time I’ve joked that I would only follow a diet if it somehow included Nutella as part of the diet plan. Well, like Doc in Back to The Future I’ve DONE IT! I’ve found a way and I want to share it with you!
More than just the smoothie recipe though you really need to know the rest of the story.
While on vacation as a family, on Memorial Day, my dear wife told me of a free app her parents were using, MyFitnessPal. She thought I might have interest in taking a look at it from a digital anthropologist’s point of view. I went ahead and downloaded the app with no intention of actually using the app as part of a diet plan. (Remember that.) I’ve never been on a diet and never considered I needed one. I figured I just needed to eat less and move more and the pounds would fall away … eventually.
Following the steps for setting it up I entered in my height, weight, lifestyle (sedentary – even with 5 children), and a “goal” of losing 2 lbs per month or a 1/2 pound per week. Then I tracked everything I ate that day and I was literally shocked by the results. Look at the inserted pic.
Not only was I waaaaaay over the line, but I suddenly understood why I was gaining weight. I simply could not continue consuming 1.5 days worth of calories on a daily basis! So I got religion and started tracking everything in earnest.
I’m happy to report that it’s working! Not only is my weight lower, but I’m losing more than a half-pound a week and am actually down almost 30 pounds in 6 months.
And I can still eat Nutella! Yep, that’s right, and I want you to try this recipe from my wife who was a trainer for Jamba Juice:
Amy’s Nutella Smoothie
1 Frozen Banana (very important to freeze it for smoothie consistency)
1 Heaping Scoop of Costco’s Protein (Whey) Powder (Chocolate or Vanilla)
1 Cup 2% Milk (Can substitute coconut milk, almond milk, soy, rice, etc.)
10 – 12 Ice Cubes (or an 8 oz glass full of ice)
2 Tbl Spoons of Nutella
That, my friends, is just 531 calories made in heaven.
If you’re gonna diet and are serious about it you’ve got to find a diet you can live with and enjoy. I hope my sharing this is helpful and I’d LOVE you hear from you!
All the best,