Crackers, coaching and recipes can be a powerful combination.
Read below and discover how Julie, one of our Healthy Life coaches, used this combination to help one of our customers lose a significant amount of weight …
For the first time in 10 years.
My customer, Maryann S., from Orlando, Fla., struggled with her weight her entire life.
In fact, losing weight was so difficult that she became convinced her metabolism was slow and that her body processed carbs incorrectly.
Along with taking Weight Loss Formula No. 1, Maryann utilized our free, virtual group coaching sessions.
And it paid off!
In the sessions, we discussed what changes she could make in her life to get on a healthier path.
She began to concentrate on high-fiber, nutrient-dense foods.
Weight Loss Formula No.1 helped her stay on course as she modified her eating patterns.
Even still, crackers remained one of her favorite snacks. But she didn’t let them sidetrack her.
By reading labels, she hunted down a low-carb, high-fiber cracker that satisfied her: New York deli flatbread.
In fact, she found them so satisfying that she could easily limit herself to 1 portion—instead of downing an entire sleeve of crackers the way she used to.
By making small changes here and there, the scale finally started to move downward.
Seven pounds downward!
This was earth shattering to her, since she hadn’t seen the scale move in that direction in 10 years.
She credits WLF1 for helping to ease her never-ending hunger and causing her to feel fuller faster.
I credit her hard work!
Seeing the scale move built her confidence enough so that she could make her own substitutions. Just this week, she shared a terrific meal recipe swap that she invented herself.
I feel like such a proud mama, so I hope you’ll excuse the bragging as I share her recipe here.
I know beef Stroganoff is not exactly a meal you think of when you think of healthy eating.
With all those white noodles, butter and sour cream?
One serving could easily top 800 calories.
But Maryann made some really smart substitutions to make it a healthy and delicious meal.
Here’s her recipe:
Healthy beef Stroganoff with green beans
- 1 pound green string beans
- 1 pound lean sirloin (optional seasonings: paprika, salt, pepper or adobo or whatever you like)
- 1 tablespoon flour (you can substitute almond flour, coconut flour, cornstarch or arrrowroot)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ½ to 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup mushrooms, coarsely chopped
- ½ to 1 can lite cream of mushroom soup (the Fit & Active® brand is a good option)
- ½ to 1 cup skim milk
- ¼ cup fat-free Greek yogurt
Steam green beans and set aside. Pound sirloin with meat tenderizer and cut into small strips. Sprinkle flour over meat, coating all the strips. Sauté onion, garlic and mushrooms in olive oil over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes and then add meat. Continue to sauté 2 to 3 minutes until meat is cooked medium rare. Add cream of mushroom soup and milk. Stir until desired consistency is met and remove from heat. Add Greek yogurt and stir until creamy. Serve over steamed green beans.
Makes 4 servings.
Per serving: 360 calories, 30 grams protein, 18 grams fat, 19 grams carbohydrates.
Try it yourself — it’s delicious!
Wow, I’m impressed! I hope you enjoyed Julie’s guest post. And Maryann’s recipe. I sure did.
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Dr. Steven Sisskind, M.D.