How to Succeed Through Halloween Candy Rush!!

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Does Halloween candy call your name everywhere that you go this time of year?  Seriously, it takes up a WHOLE aisle and MORE in the grocery stores and is passed out freely a whole month before the actual day.  When does it end? Then there’s the office candy, the candy handed out to our kids everywhere throughout the month and then a plethora of candy that fills their Halloween bags on October 31st.

If you are like the parents I’ve been talking with lately, the candy from the kids’ bags slowly “disappears” sooner than it’s being eaten. Are you with me? I mean, as a parent, it is tempting to dig in to their bags whenever a craving hits or a stressful moment appears. But where does that get you in the long run? Don’t you want to make it through the holiday season ahead of the rest this year? Stop the pattern of having your “New Year’s Resolution” be an empty promise that has been made time and time; year and year again. This year, you can succeed. And I will help you. 😉

So, back to the candy filled bags from your kids trick-or-treating.  You can give yourself the permission to enjoy a few of your favorite (and worthwhile) pieces of candy. Allow your child to keep some of their favorites and get rid of the rest. I don’t really care what you do with it; whether you throw it away or give it away is up to you. As for me; I really don’t see the point in “giving” it to someone else so they can get the unhealthy sugar load that you chose to avoid.

Throw it away.

 

How many of you are like me in having ridiculous cravings for sugar that only seem to grow out of proportions when you eat sugar? It’s like a crazy pattern that can be stopped…but you have to be committed for the first 30 days and then I promise you, it will be worth the efforts!  I have to say that I no longer suffer from overly hyped up sugar binges any longer. (and if you knew me years ago, this was a ridiculous pattern that I fell into time and time again and only made me feel guilty and awful after the fact).

So many of you know that Shakeology is my go to.  The simple fact that Shakeology has helped to CURE my sugar cravings is enough for me! Sure, every now and again, my hormones tend to kick up an extra notch and I have a craving again but the problem isn’t even an issue any longer. I can now deal with the cravings by creating some fun and tasty recipes that I’m sharing below and it is like I’m “indulging” again but this time without the guilt! You may be rolling your eyes and thinking “how could this shake possibly take the place of the candy I want”; but I guarantee you that you try it and you will agree with me 100%….or your money back! 🙂

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Butterfinger Shakeology Recipe
1 Scoop of Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup of unsweetened Almond Milk
1 1/2 TBSP of Butterscotch pudding mix
1 1/2 TBSP of PB2 (or peanut butter)
Ice and Blend to Taste
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Snickers
 
4 oz almond milk
2T PB2 (or peanut butter, the more natural the healthier)
1T slivered almonds
1T Sugar Free Caramel syrup
1 scoop chocolate shakeology.
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S’Mores
1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup almond milk, coconut milk or water
Ice to taste
Topping – 2 slivers of graham cracker and 2 tbsp of Marshmallow Fluff
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Malted Peanut Butter Cup
1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup skim milk (or nut or soy milk)
2 tbsp PB2
2 tbsp Malt Powder
Ice to taste
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Chocolate Cake Batter
1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup almond milk, coconut milk or water
1/4 pkg sugar free Jello Cheesecake pudding mix
Ice to taste
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Chocolate Pistachio
1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup almond milk
1/4 pkg sugar free Jello pistachio pudding mix
Ice to taste
Nuts for Chocolate
1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup vanilla almond milk (or water)
1/4 pkg sugar free Jello pistachio pudding mix
1 1/2 tbsp PB2
Ice to taste
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Frozen Mocha*
1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup almond milk
1 tbsp instant coffee
Ice to taste
Mexican Chocolate*
1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup almond milk
5 big dashes cinnamon
Ice to taste
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I love anything with Coconut and this recipe sounds amazing!
Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup of cold coffee
Coconut extract ( a tiny dash)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
Ice and blend
It is a great replacement to the toasted coconut Starbucks Mocha Frap!!! (those aren’t good for you anyway!)
What is Shakeology?
If this is the first time you are reading this and wondering what the hype is about Shakeology Check this out!

If I were to explain what Shakeology means to me this is what I would say:

Shakeology was something that I used think was to0 expensive.  I USED to think that I didn’t need a Shake to lose weight.  I used to think that I could do it all on my own.  I CAN do it all on my own but Shakeology makes it CHEAPER (YES TRUST ME) and easier.  I am a busy mom, we are busy with activities, school and work.  I always have really good intentions of packing every bag and snack but lets face it.  Life gets in the way.  We are running late, we over sleep and our kids don’t cooperate.  You have no idea how many times I am running out the door thinking, Oh I’ll just grab something along the way.  Then inevitably there are NO healthy choices and I’m stuck with crap!  Now my Shakeology is that quick easy MEAL (not a protein shake) that I can grab and go.  It tastes really really good and it is easy to make.  You can fancy it up by blending with fruit and nuts or you can go plain jane and mix with water.  You can shake or blend and you can make it a dessert or a meal!  The sky is the limit.  I also love that it is perfectly portion controlled.  We eat healthy foods but a lot of times we eat to much!  With Shakeology you get your serving size and you don’t have to even think about it! CONVENIENCE right there!!!!
Also, Shakeology has helped me to curb my sweet cravings and has given me natural energy.  Not the kind of energy you get from a red bull but the kind of energy that just keeps you on a steady state of awareness all day long.  It’s just down right good stuff!
It’s $4.30 a day for Shakeology and it’s worth every penny.  If you compare Shakeology to any other healthy meal out there you can’t find anything that even comes close to the nutritional value.
In my opinion it’s worth every single penny invested.  I am investing in my health which will effect my family, my health and our future!!!  Think long term, always invest in your health!!
Want more information on how you too can score Shakeology.  Contact me today for options!!!
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