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Low Fat Digest Issue 39 - Low Fat Peanut Butter Cookies
December 06, 2008

Low Fat Digest Issue 39

The Low Fat Digest Friendly Healthy Eating Information

6th of December 2008

Issue #39

Table of Contents

1. Ramblings
2. Low Fat Peanut Butter Cookies
3. Benefits of a Jump Rope Workout

Dear


1. Ramblings

I wish everyone a wonderful December and Christmas season (if you celebrate Christmas). Especially during this time of the year, it's quite hard to keep your healthy eating goals within sight. Therefore I have an article for you, how you can still "sin" a little bit without feeling guilty.

Tobi and I decided to bake cookies this year for the first time. He loves cooking but baking was something we never managed to do so far. Hope you'll enjoy this guilt-free low fat peanut butter cookie recipe.


2. Low Fat Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (125g) sugar
  • 3 cups (750g) flour
  • 3/4 cup (180g) peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup (60g) applesauce
  • 3/4 cup (180g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions
Preheat oven to 350F (180C).

Beat together peanut butter, applesauce, brown sugar, sugar, water, vanilla and eggs.

Stir together dry ingredients then beat in with other ingredients.

Place teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake about 10 minutes or until golden.

Enjoy!


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3. Holiday Fat Loss Survival Tip

By Kim Lyons, Fat Loss Coach

Alright, this week's "holiday fat loss survival tip" is all about giving yourself permission to have "cheat days" - and schedule them in.

A planned "cheat day" helps you to stay on your program better in the long run. If you're too strict all the time, you're setting yourself up for cravings and bingeing.

One cheat meal per week will have only a minor effect on your progress. If you've been on a strict healthy diet plan, a cheat meal might actually be good for you! It will boost your metabolic rate and give your body the signal that you're not starving and that it's ok to keep burning a lot of calories.

Over the holidays, schedule your dinners and parties so they fall on your cheat day. Then, on the other days of the week, be steadfast! Just the fact that you know you have a "cheat day" coming up will relieve the pressure of staying on a strict diet for a long time.

Also, when you do have your cheat meal - ENJOY IT! If you're going to eat it and feel guilty, then don't have it at all. If you've stayed with the program all week long, then when "cheat day" rolls around, you deserve it! ... you can relax and enjoy it.

Just remember to get right back on track once this meal is over. Plan your meals, follow the plan closely, and look forward to your next scheduled "cheat meal." Sound like a plan?

Come January 1st we'll not only help you plan your meals, we'll keep you on track and motivated by holding you accountable and guiding you every step of the way. Looking forward to working with you, Marion!

Kim Lyons is Best-selling author of "Your Body, Your Life", Co-trainer on The Biggest Loser Your Fast Track to Fat Loss Coach FastTracktoFatLoss.com


Comments? Ideas? Feedback? Articles you have written and want to be published? Recipes you're interested in?
Please tell us. We'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this e-zine and tell us what you think!

Marion + Tobi

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