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Chewy coconut cookies

chewy coconut recipe

Coconut-lovers will definitely love this soft, chewy and sweet-scented coconut cookies fit for a delicious Phase 3 meal. A delectable, lovely and irresistible cookies thanks to coconut milk and shredded coconut. Enjoy these Chewy Coconut Cookies because they celebrate the flavor of coconut front and center. Yummy!

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons of full-fat, canned unsweetened coconut milk (make sure to stir before measuring)
  • 3/4 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered stevia
  • 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 cup (115 g) almond flour
  • 1/2 cup (50 g) unsweetened coconut cut into shreds

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F: place a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, vanilla, stevia, and salt until it become smooth.
  3. Stir in the dried coconut and almond meal then cover the dough and chill inside the freezer for approximately 5 minutes.
  4. Scoop the dough out and roll into 1 tablespoon-sized balls. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet about 1 to 2 inches apart, and use the palm of your hand to flatten slightly each of the balls.
  5. Bake until the cookies are in a very light golden color on the bottom but are still light brown on top, for about 14 to 16 minutes. Rotate the tray once.
  6. Before removing and serving, cool completely on the tray. Store layered between parchment paper in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or up to 5 days in the fridge.

For breakfast

Kale Chips – Phase 2

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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale
  • sea salt
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Ground ginger
  • Chili powder or black pepper for seasoning

Directions

You can use your oven toaster for this or preheat your oven to 225F. Tear your kale into same-size pieces; don’t make it too small, this is highly recommended since they shrink when cooked. Place your kale on a non-stick cookie sheet. Sprinkle them with spices like black pepper, sea salt, chili powder, ground ginger and brewer’s yeast. Bake it for 7-10 minutes until they turn dark green and crispy.

5 Christmas Gift Ideas For Fitness Lovers

After celebrating Thanksgiving Day, the Christmas season officially starts. It is time to start drafting your Christmas list and racking your brain as to what gift best fits the special people on your list. And since FMDC is an advocate for healthy lifestyle, we are all for giving something that’s not only memorable but also ideal health-wise . Below are Christmas gifts items we can give to our friends and relatives who are fitness enthusiasts.

5 Christmas Gift Ideas For Fitness Lovers

water-bottle

1. Water Bottle that Tracks Your Hydration

We all know how proper hydration is important to our body. Water helps nourish your body and restore your health. If you find yourself having a hard time meeting your water requirement, this durable water bottle is perfect for you! This bottle is BPA-free and has 24-ounce water capacity. It has a built-in water intake meter that lets you track your water consumption every day.

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2. Adjustable Dumbbell System

One of the problems, if we chose to exercise at home, is the amount of house area gym equipment occupy, especially those set of dumbbells, as we do strength training on Phase 2. Higher weight means longer dumbbells and more space. But fret not, we’ve got the perfect solution for you. This adjustable dumbbell system has a selector pin that lets you change its weight in 3-pound increments. It’s more compact and balanced than traditional dumbbells and it’s padded handle provide wrist protection.

3. Smoothie Bottle Blender Maker

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Having too many accessories just to make your smoothie and then the hassle of  transferring it to your sports bottle? Cheer up, this all-in-one solution water will let you blend your favorite smoothie right, and straight into your sports bottle!

4. Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band

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This beautiful creation of an innovative mind will encourage you to maintain an active lifestyle throughout the day. This fitness band will blink a red bar when you’re inactive for a period of time. A great way to encourage you to keep moving!

5. Fast Drying, All Weather Sockssocks

 

These lightweight, breathable socks will keep your feet warm in the coldest winter, not only that, it will also cool your feet during summer and will never slip or budge. The manufacturers of these socks came from Vermont.  They carefully designed and manufactured these socks under extreme weather conditions to test its durability.

5 Tips To Make Your Exercising Fun and Enjoyable

In the last blog post, we’ve discussed these 3 myths that held us back from exercising. We’ve witnessed first-hand how it delimit us from formulating an effective workout regimen.

exercising tips

Now that we’ve finally debunked these myths, we’re now going to tackle about the fun ways to actually enjoy and look forward to exercising. What are we waiting for? Let’s head on!

1. Make it a Habit

Sure, exercising is a difficult task. Even more so, if you need to stick with it for a couple of days every week. But, guess what? It’s only difficult if you think about it as a undesirable activity. So instead of thinking how exercise is exhausting your body, stop thinking about it and: JUST. DO. IT.

After a few weeks of working out, you’ll find yourself yearning to exercise without realizing it. Your body will gradually adapt to this new routine until it develops into a habit.

2. Find an Accountable Exercise Buddy

Exercising becomes easier if you have someone else checking up and exercising with you. After all, you wouldn’t want to break your promise and miss your appointment when your friend is waiting for you to show up on her doorstep, right? So, get up and start moving!

Having an accountable partner or support group will inspire you to keep moving forward to reach your goal. They will be there to lift you up when you’re feeling down and to remind you why living a healthy lifestyle is worth all the sacrifice you’ve made. Don’t give up! You’ve already come this far!

3. Turn the Exercise into an Exciting Game

Playing a game is never boring or exhausting for most of us, so why don’t you treat exercise like one? In fact, the term “exergaming” was invented for this unique but exciting activity.

One example of a fun exergaming is called Just Dance Video Game. It lets you hit a certain goal just by moving your body.You’re not only going to break some sweat and lose fats in the process, but you’ll have fun, that’s for sure.

4. Plug in your Earphones

There’s nothing more enjoyable than to listen to music when exercising. So start creating your perfect playlist as you start your morning workout. Or if you’re not fond of music, you can opt to listen to an audiobook and time flies by before you realize it.

Now that you’re finished reading this blog post, you’re in for our mini-game! This game is incredibly easy. You noticed how we’re still lacking one tip? Where’s the fifth tip, you say? That’s where you come in! Complete this blog post by posting your tip below. We can’t wait to hear from you.

5 Healthy Yet Affordable Foods You Can Buy Under $10

When we hear the term “clean eating”, our immediate thought would be it’s expensive. Going all-organic, processed-free foods sometimes hurts our pockets. While we do provide healthy budget tips to keep you healthy without overspending, we’re also aware that purchasing some foods may be more expensive than what you’re used to buying. So what can we do to lessen our budget while staying on the fast metabolism diet plan?

affordable foods

In this blog post, we will feature 5 healthy, affordable foods you can buy in the supermarket.

What’s more? These affordable foods are also FMD-compliant, so you can actually cut down your budget by purchasing them. Now, let’s head on to the list and start purchasing these economical foods!

1. Instead of using Mayo, Opt for Hummus (Phase 3)

Instead of using commercial mayonnaise, opt to use hummus instead. Hummus is a healthy fat that is rich in protein, fiber, and iron. These densely-packed nutrients help regulate your blood sugar and control fight your hunger cravings. It also has the same rich and creamy texture like mayo. Hummus is a great condiment in eating your sandwiches and wraps. You can check out mouthwatering hummus recipes here.

Avocado Hummus Dip - Phase 3

Bonus tip: If you really can’t give up the creamy goodness of mayonnaise, opt to purchase safflower mayonnaise instead.

2. Use Nutritional Yeast If You’re Craving for Cheesy Goodness

I’ve heard you. We all love cheese, especially when served with pasta or our baking recipes. But cheese (at least the dairy ones), does our body more harm than good. Dairy products contribute to our weight-gain. But just because we’re prohibited in consuming dairy products doesn’t mean we need to omit cheese in our life too.

nutritional yeast

You can actually use a non-dairy cheese like cashew and almond cheese to create your favorite recipes. If not, you can use nutritional yeast. You can sprinkle it over your pasta recipes and you’ll find yourself tasting the same savory, cheesy bites the Parmesan cheese can offer you.

3. Use Tahini If you Wanted to Use Butter

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Tahini is a flavorful plant-based substitute that gives the same spice and taste on your bread. It’s also rich in protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium, and zinc. Tahini is a good option if you want to have a new spin for your creamy based recipes.

4. Create a Homemade Heavy Whipped Cream

We all love the creamy goodness of whipped cream whenever we make our pudding and dessert recipes. But sometimes we wonder what could be the substitute of whipped cream if dairy is not allowed? Good thing we have a healthy version of it!

Fast Metabolism Diet Heavy Whipped Cream – Phase 1 and 3

You can create our homemade whipped cream made with only natural ingredients! You can use it on Phase 1 and 3.

5. Opt for Fruit Toppings as Your Sweetener

Fruits are rich in fructose by nature, but their fiber helps neutralize the spike in your blood sugar. Making it one of the healthiest and natural sweeteners out there. Fruits are also a good substitute for those who aren’t fond of stevia and xylitol. You can incorporate phase-specific fruits in your smoothie recipes.

Fast Metabolism Diet Heavy Whipped Cream – Phase 1 and 3

As you probably noticed, we feature heavy whipped cream as ingredients on some of our mouthwatering Fast Metabolism Diet recipes such as Raspberry Frozen Fruit Mousse, Blueberry Cheesecake Waffles, and a whole lot more. Most of you are wondering if FMD allows the use of the heavy whipped cream in recipes since it’s mostly made with milk.

heavy whipped cream

To help you ease your anxiety, the fast metabolism is here to tell you that yes, you can use heavy whipped cream on this diet . After all, we’re not using those conventional, commercial whipped cream full of chemically-induced ingredients! We’ll create an FMD compliant, healthier version of whipped cream made with natural goodness!

You can use heavy whipped cream in Phase 1 and 3 since it does not use any dairy milk. You can use this recipe as you prepare your delicious desserts, parfait, mousse, and dessert recipes.

Ingredients:

Directions:

1. Mixed the egg whites and non-dairy milk until there are no more lumps in your mixture.
2. Spread and apply the heavy whipped cream to your favorite fast metabolism diet recipes!
3. Lastly, serve and enjoy eating!

Creamy White Strawberry Ghost – Phase 1

Your kids will surely gasp in delight as they eat these adorable yet delicious creamy white strawberry ghost treats! Your kids and guests will surely love these juicy fruit packed with a luscious heavy cream mixture.

CREAMY WHITE STRAWBERRY GHOST – PHASE 1

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen of a creamy white strawberry ghost.

Serving Size: 1 coated strawberry

Ingredients:

Directions:

1. Mix equal amounts of egg whites with rice milk to make a low-calorie heavy cream substitute. Mix the ingredients until there are no more lumps in your mixture.

2. Wash strawberries and gently pat with paper towels until completely dry.

3. Dip the Strawberries in the heavy cream mixture and freeze for 30 minutes.

4. In a microwave, melt 1/2 cup of raw cocoa powder until smooth. Dip a toothpick into melted chocolate and draw a mouth and eyes on each ghost. You can also draw ghost’s tails.

5. Serve and enjoy eating!

6 Low Carb Vegetables that Can Help Diabetics Stabilize their Blood Sugar

Those suffering from diabetes require a low sugar, low carbohydrates and low fat diet. For diabetics, your meal plan should be composed of healthy and wholesome food.

6 Low Carb Vegetables that Can Help Diabetics Stabilize their Blood Sugar

These are the six low-carb vegetables that you can incorporate in your diet. They are diabetics-friendly and are also a good source of vitamins and minerals, with fewer calories.

  1. Spinach  – These green, leafy vegetables are rich in antioxidants that helps manage high blood pressure. Spinach also has flavonoids that are anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agents. The good news is, a half cup of cooked spinach, only has 3.5 grams of carbohydrates.
  2. Red Bell Pepper – With only 3 grams of carbs, for half a cup, you should definitely eat more red bell peppers. They’re a good source of vitamin A, C, K and B6. Aside from being rich in antioxidants, red bell pepper are also full of folic acid.
  3. Cucumber – It contains caffeic acid that relaxes skin irritations and prevent swelling, cucumbers are a go-to-vegetable for diabetics. Cucumbers contain lots of potassium, magnesium and fiber that help in lowering blood pressure. They contain 2 grams of carbs in half a cup.
  4. Romaine Lettuce – A good source of beta carotene and vitamin C. Romaine Lettuce helps in lowering cholesterol and has potassium that can lower blood pressure. It only has 1.5 grams of carb per cup of serving.
  5. Green Pepper – It’s a good source of vitamin A, C and K plus they’re rich in folic acid that reduces the levels of homocysteine which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. Only has 2 grams of carbs for half a cup.
  6. Okra – High in fiber and protein, okra is a good source of glutathione which helps our immune system. Only has 3.5 grams of carbs in half a cup of cooked okra.

Lobster Asparagus Salad – Phase 3

This delicious Lobster Asparagus Salad features a succulent lobster tossed with chopped asparagus and tomatoes in a light lemon dressing.

lobster asparagus salad

Yields: 2 servings

Lobster Asparagus Salad Serving Size: 1 salad 

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz fresh cooked lobster, chopped (from 2 1-1/4 lb lobsters)
  • 3 1/2 cups chopped asparagus
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice (from squeezed lemons)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 tbsp diced red onion
  • 1 basil leaf, chopped

Directions:

  1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil, add the asparagus and cook until tender yet firm, about 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to stop it from cooking further. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl combine the oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  3. In a large bowl combine the asparagus, lobster, tomatoes, red onion, basil and dressing. Divide equally in 2 bowls and eat right away.

Note: You can pair it with grains like quinoa or wild rice to complete your breakfast/dinner meal.

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