Ideal Protein Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chunk Cake

Ideal Protein Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chunk Cake

 

Recipe by Janeva Eickhoff

Ingredients: (Cakes)
1 IP butterscotch pudding mix, dry
1 IP chocolate chip pancake mix, dry
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. Splenda
1/3 C. liquid egg whites
2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. *Pumpkin Pie Flavor Fountain (or ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice)
2 T. water
1 T. Walden Farms pancake syrup
1 T. Walden Farms caramel syrup

Ingredients: (Whipped Cream)
2 – 3 T. Walden Farms marshmallow dip
¼ – ½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. *pecan flavor (extract), optional

Directions (Cakes):
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
3. Add liquid ingredients; stir to mix.
4. Spray a regular size muffin tin with cooking spray and add batter making 6 muffins; or, using the Nordic Ware Pumpkin Patch pan make 4 muffins.
5. Bake 10 minutes if using a regular size muffin tin; bake 12 minutes if using the Nordic Ware Pumpkin Patch pan.

Directions (Whipped Cream):
1. In a small bowl, add all ingredients. Whip with a fork until light, smooth and creamy.

To serve cakes: Place a dollop of the whipped topping on a plate and spread out, set cake(s) on top and serve. You may also frost the top of the cooled cakes as an alternative serving option.

Servings: 6 regular size muffin cakes = 2 unrestricted; 3 regular size muffin cakes = 1 unrestricted; OR 4 Pumpkin Patch Cakes = 2 unrestricted; 2 Pumpkin Patch Cakes = 1 unrestricted

Ideal Protein Crustless Pumpkin Pie Souffle

Ideal Protein Crustless Pumpkin Pie Souffle

Recipe by Janeva Eickhoff

Servings: 4 soufflés = 2 unrestricted; 2 soufflés = 1 unrestricted

Ingredients:
1 IP pre-made caramel pudding
1/3 C. liquid egg whites1 IP plain pancake mix (dry)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. *pumpkin pie flavor fountain
Cooking spray

Topping: (optional)
Walden Farms marshmallow dip
Walden Farms caramel syrup

 Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the baking powder and pancake mix; stir thoroughly to incorporate the baking powder throughout.
3. Add the pre-made pudding, liquid egg whites and flavor fountain extract. Stir till mixed.
4. Add the soufflé batter to 4 sprayed ramekins (3” diameter), dividing evenly. Set aside.
5. Fill an 8” x 8” baking dish halfway with hot water; microwave 2-3 minutes or until boiling.
6. Using hot pads, carefully take the baking pan out of the microwave and set on a work surface.
7. Place each ramekin into the water bath making sure the water stays just below the lip of the ramekin. (eliminate some of the water if need be)
8. Put the baking dish in the oven and bake 15 minutes. Cool 15-20 minutes.
9. Serve topped with a dollop of marshmallow dip and drizzle with caramel syrup (optional).

TIP: The top will form a ‘crust’ and you will have some sinking of the soufflé in the center; this is normal.

 

 

 

 

My secret weapon for weight loss

My secret weapon for weight loss

My First Lipomelt Experience, Katie S.

Ideal Wellness offers an incredible new body sculpting technology, called LipoMelt, that uses light therapy to shrink fat cells in your body giving you instant thinning results! It sends the fat from inside the adipose (fat) cells out into your circulatory system to be removed naturally by your body. The initial session takes only 45 minutes since you have measurements taken both before and after the session to show you the results. Each session following only takes a total of only 30 minutes! That’s right, you could body sculpt on your lunch break! Here is a little bit about my very first time trying LipoMelt body Sculpting.

I was skeptical when I heard about LipoMelt body sculpting therapy and how it is supposed to just “melt the fat away”. I went into the treatment room and was told what to expect and how it works by the technician, but I was STILL a bit unsure. During your visit, you are in a very relaxing spa like room where you will change into your swimsuit, bra, and panties or for men basketball shorts. Once you’ve changed the technician will measure your upper arms, thighs, abdomen (in three areas) and hips. They record the measurements, then you lay on your back on top of one of the light therapy pads. The technician applies the other LipoMelt pads to your abdomen, arms, and thighs with an optional face mask. Once the pads are secure they turn the lights on for 20 minutes, during this time you will feel a gentle warming sensation from all the red lights on the pads while you relax and listen to music or take a nice nap. Once the 20 minutes is over the technician then comes in, removes all the pads for you, and measures your body again. During my visit, I melted away 4.25” and was amazed at my immediate results.  I came in for the second time, about 48 hours after the first, and melted another 2.25” off my body. I lost a grand total of 6.5” in 48 hours and only 40 minutes of therapy time! It’s recommended to come every 48 hours until the desired results are achieved, the technician said most people will do a series of 4-5 weeks 3 times a week.

Once the pads are secure they turn the lights on for 20 minutes, during this time you will feel a gentle warming sensation from all the red lights on the pads while you relax and listen to music or take a nice nap. Once the 20 minutes is over the technician then comes in, removes all the pads for you, and measures your body again. During my visit, I melted away 4.25” and was amazed at my immediate results.  I came in for the second time, about 48 hours after the first, and melted another 2.25” off my body. I lost a grand total of 6.5” in 48 hours and only 40 minutes of therapy time! It’s recommended to come every 48 hours until the desired results are achieved, the technician said most people will do a series of 4-5 weeks 3 times a week.

I couldn’t be happier about the whole experience and I invite you to come in and try it as well!

Surprise benefit of lost weight

Surprise benefit of lost weight

A surprise benefit to lost weight: By Coach Corrina

Like so many of us, I could rattle off a list of standard answers when asked the question, “why?”  But how honest am I actually being? Perhaps I should ask myself why I’m being asked why, so that I can provide specific reasons instead of generic ones.  Often, fully contemplating the answer in its entirety has a direct link to the level of success – or failure – you will find when embarking on a new phase of life.

When I made the decision to lose weight, I had a number of reasons for deciding to do so.  Most of those reasons were health related, of course, but not all of them.  I had high blood pressure and had become pre-diabetic; but, the biggie for me was that I was not happy.

While knowing that these reasons were valid, I had to think about them differently before they would serve their purpose. Sure, in regards to the medical reasons, of course I wanted to be healthier.  I mean, come on, really?  I knew I wouldn’t want to have to self-monitor my blood sugar levels or take a medication every day if I hadn’t lost weight. But there were many factors that I didn’t consider when listing my general health as a why.

Anyone can say, “I want to be healthier.” But what does that really mean to you?  To me, I didn’t realize what it truly meant until I actually became healthier.  I no longer have issues with my blood pressure and I’m no longer at risk of becoming diabetic, but what I didn’t believe before going on the diet was just how much better I was going to feel all the time.  I have more energy, I sleep better at night and I AM happy.  Have you ever experienced a trip to the grocery store on a day when you’re tired or maybe even a little bit grumpy and people avoid eye contact and get out of your way when they see you coming?  How about on a day when you’re smiling and there’s a bit of pep to your step?  On these days, people – strangers – will smile back at you.  They might even give you a greeting!  Positive interactions with people around you, even if only a smile, will lift up the spirits and improve your entire day as well as your attitude.

Now, back to “I want to be healthier.”  I already mentioned that I have more energy and sleep better these days, but the simple desire to feel better or healthier is just that: simple.  The real question here is why do I want to be healthier?  Look at it this way.  The healthier I am, the less time I will have to spend visiting the doctor’s office; and, less time spent there also equals less follow-up visits, lab work or other diagnostic testing to be done; I’m saving countless phone call hours, waiting on hold or playing phone tag for days at a time.  So, what’s my biggest healthcare-specific benefit of being healthier?  I don’t have to pay for all of these doctor visits and testing to be done and I don’t have to participate in the run around of fighting with the insurance company over what is covered, what should be covered and what’s not. When I started I didn’t realize that would be a benefit to the lost weight I achieved.

All of the reasons listed above are for myself.  The motives for your own desire and drive to succeed are imperative to your own success.  However, I still have one remaining reason that I, personally, want to be healthy.  I want more time with my loved ones.  Hopefully, the healthier I am, the longer I’ll get to live; and, perhaps my loved ones will see how beneficial a healthy lifestyle has been for me and decide to do the same, potentially extending their own lives, as well as others around them, too!

Weekly Wisdom: Thanksgiving Edition

Happy Thanksgiving! Being prepared with your foods is the key to success during the holidays. Going to Thanksgiving dinner? Plan out what you will eat ahead of time so that you are not tempted to cheat!

Thanksgiving Recipes can be found here:Ideal Protein Thanksgiving Recipes

There are three types of people you can be today; the Iron Willed dieter who will stay 100% on track. The One Day Pass dieter who will allow perhaps an extra restricted or more dinner protein, etc. Or the Hog Wild dieter who will say anything goes! We highly recommend option 1 but option 2 works as well if you keep moderation and all of your hard work in mind. If some deviations do sneak in be sure to keep the next few days very low carb (no restricted) and drink lots of water. Do Not decide to be option 3! Not only will your body and mind not be happy the next day but you will retain excess water and experience bloating, hunger and cravings the day(s) following the feast.

Helpful Tips:

  • Keep extra Ready-Made shakes on hand and have one before you go out to dinner or a party. Being full or content before you go will help keep temptations at bay.
  • Wear clothes that are a little tight. This will remind you to stick with the diet! Bonus: You can show off that new figure you have worked hard to achieve and it will bring some well-deserved compliments to help keep you focused on how far you have come!
  • When you know you have a party to attend, save your restricted treat for the party. While everyone is munching on cookies and cake, you’ll feel like you’re getting a treat too.
  • ABSOLUTLEY NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED! This will not only set you back 3 full days but it can cause a severe incidence of hypoglycemia and you can potentially pass out. It’s very dangerous- Don’t do it! Remember: Alcohol=Sugar!
  • This is ONLY 1 DAY that you have to sacrifice for a LIFETIME of holidays when you can eat what you want. You will be to your goal next Thanksgiving and that pumpkin pie will taste even sweeter!
  • Need to bring an item to a potluck? Bring a veggie tray with IP veggies & WF ranch dip, or the IP deviled eggs, your family and friends won’t even notice the swap!
  • Using your Ideal Protein Thanksgiving Bag swaps and your turkey for the 8oz of dinner protein Thanksgiving can be a very Ideal Protein friendly meal!

“Failure to plan is planning to fail.”

Ideal Protein Thanksgiving Recipes