The holidays are almost here and that mean a lot of fattening, high carb meals packed with joy and happiness. It’s all fun and snowflakes until you step on the scale and realize that grandmas famous lasgnea, bread pudding, and bannana cream pie, just set you back another 2 weeks. Fitness professional will tell you what NOT to eat but very few tell you the fitness tips on what to do to offset what you just ate! Low carb recipes can help you stay fit all season long.
The Fitness Tip Other Trainers Aren’t Telling You
As mentioned above, most trainers and fitness professionals get very stern about what you put in your mouth. They tell you what not to eat but what they aren’t telling you is their own tricks to eating around the foods they love.
- If you know you are going out, or you are going to a party then PRIORITIZE your food. We do this with events, life, and our daily work schedules so why aren’t we doing it with our food intake!?? If you know you are going to a killer Halloween party where you will be filled with booze and halloween candy then eat accordingly! Eat a low carb meals through out the day, along with some moderate carb (20 grams) snacks. As a goal I would recommend you save about 40- 60 of your daily carb intake for your evening. I tell people to eat roughly 120 grams per day when they are working out.
- WORKOUT !! Yes cardio burn calories BUT Weights has a longer after burn affect. So if you are dashing of to a big event then schedule in a weight lifting day. You could be burning extra calories well into the next day from your workout that morning!
Here’s a great low carb meal to add to your recipe book!
Low Carb Recipe – Turkey, Quinoa Meatball Lettuce Wraps
- 1 1/4 lb ground turkey
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/2 medium onion, grated
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup grated zucchini
- 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley, plus more for garnish
- 1/4 tsp dried chile flakes
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp ground oregano
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 cups tomato sauce (your favorite kind)
- 9 medium to large butter lettuce leaves
- 6 tbsp finely grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Spray baking sheet with olive oil spray and set aside
In a large bowl combine combine ground turkey, cooked quinoa, grated onion, garlic , zucchini, parsley, dried chile flakes , soy sauce, oregano, ground pepper and egg
Roll 1 1/2 tablespoon portion sizes into small balls and place on baking sheet
Cook for about 20 minutes until meatballs are firm
Once the meatballs a cooked add them to cooked tomato sauce
Serve with fresh parmesan on lettuce leafs
This is just one recipe that I found online that’s low carb yet filling. 2 meatballs is 174 calories, 11 grams of protein and 12 carbs. It’s a perfect low carb recipe to have before going out later in the day or any other night of the week!
CES, PES, CPT, BS