Last call, y’all! Hopefully you’re following me on social media or have sign up for the mail list so you know already that the March FitCamp starts MONDAY! So get on over to the FitCamps page and sign up! You’ll get the download guide with workouts, recipes, nutrition info, demo videos, access to the March FitCamp Facebook group and online coaching through it all!
To lose weight you have to cut calories. Burn more than you eat. So much easier said than done, right? Nutrition is the most important part of a fitness program and also probably the hardest. The whole process can seem a little daunting but I’ve put together a list of five easy things you can start doing right now that will save you tons of calories every day!
5 ways to cut calories:
1. Drink water: Replacing other beverages through the day with water can save big time! Swap out all sodas, teas, and other sugary drinks with water and see how you feel in a week! Fancy up your water with this recipe!
2. Don’t eat the kid food: No more eating the left overs off of the kids plate. No more finishing their crusts. Nadda. How many calories each day go to snacking on toddler left overs?
3. Write it down: Use My Fitness Pal, a FitBook, or just a regular inexpensive spiral notebook. Write down and track every single thing you put in your mouth. It may sound excessive but most of the time you don’t realize how much you are really snacking through out the day. Writing it down will show you your full food intake. And also, knowing you have to write it down will help keep you accountable!
4. Measure condiments: Keep a set of measuring spoons and cups handy. Measure out your dips, sauces, and dressings. You’re probably using a lot more than the serving size suggests!
5. Slow down! This is hard to do once you reach hangry status so try to eat before you cross that line! Chew slowly. Set your fork or food down between bites while you take time to chew and swallow. This will give your stomach/brain a chance to realize what’s going on and let you know when you’re full. That way you don’t stuff your face at top speed and then feel terrible 10 minutes later.
We haven’t done a recipe here in a while! I think it’s time. It was super cold here a week or 2 ago. Of course, back to 70s by the time I get around to making turkey chili. Oh well. I know it’s still cold in a lot of other places so y’all can enjoy this hearty, warm meal!
Crockpot Turkey Chili
What to do:
Dig out your crock pot and spray with cooking spray.
Cook 1-1.5 lbs lean ground turkey in a large pan and dump into crock pot.**
Cook 1 chopped green pepper and half a chopped yellow onion in the pan until they start getting burny bits on them, then dump in with turkey.
Dump 2 cans (15oz) of fire roasted diced tomatoes in.
Add in 1 can black beans and 1 can red kidney beans, both rinsed.
Pour in 1 packet of chili seasoning on top and. I used McCormick’s Organic Mild Chili seasoning. It was ok.
Add whatever other spices you want. I put in some extra cumin and garlic because, yum.
Pour in 1/2ish cup water or broth until the chili is as thick or thin as you like it!
Now, cook on high for 4 hours. Or low for 6. When it’s time to eat, scoop into bowls and top with shredded cheese and a dollop of plain Greek yogurt to make it all creamy. Serve with crackers or cornbread.
Enjoy your turkey chili!
**Can also be make in a big pot/dutch oven if you want to be around to stir and watch it. We had to leave the house this night so the crock pot was the dinner saver!