Packed with prebiotic, healing and anti-inflammatory spices, these flavour-packed bliss balls make the perfect snack when trying to lose weight. A great source of long-lasting complex carbohydrates to support glycemic control, prebiotics to support healthy flora, healthy fats to boost brain power, plant protein to keep you satisfied until your next meal, fiber to keep you regular as well as an abundance of vitamins, minerals and powerful antioxidants to nourish the body.
rolled quinoa or oats
½ teaspoon 1teaspoon
turmeric psyllium husks
vanilla plant-based protein powder (optional)
lemon juice vanilla essence chia seeds, coconut or chopped freeze dried pineapple (optional, to roll)
In a mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients
Add wet ingredients to the dry mix and combine with a wooden spoon or with your hands till really well combined.
Give the mixture a good few squeezes/kneads to make sure everything is combined as it should. Adjust for dryness if necessary.
Break off pieces of the dough and form into balls around the size of a 20c piece.
Store in the fridge in an air-tight container to keep them firm.
During menopause, some women find they struggle to lose weight – especially around the mid section. No matter how hard they try, counting calories, cutting the carbs and even exercising 3 times per week, just won’t budge the belly fat kilos. This is because they have weight loss resistance. No matter what they do, the weight won’t shift and no pill, potion or motion will get the scales moving in the right direction. So what do you do when you can’t lose weight during menopause?
Between the ages of 45 and 55, women gain on average half a kilo a year and a total of 2.3 kg during the menopausal transition. #menopauserelief
It isn’t just the weight gain itself; many women find where they lose weight shifts during menopause. Traditionally, women gain weight around their hips and thighs. After menopause, however, that weight gain zones tend to be around the tummy zone. Declining estrogen during menopause increases belly fat, but there are other factors that also cause weight loss resistance such as:
Your microbiome changes
Your metabolic rate slows down, so you burn fewer calories
Your fat cells change, so more fat accumulates as belly fat
Menopause can impact sleep, which can impact other fat-regulating hormones including your stress hormone, cortisol
Inflammation linked to injury triggers fat cell production
You might not be exercising as much
All of these changes plus many more can lead to weight loss resistance during menopause.
Obesity increases in women once they reach the age of 40. About 65 percent of women 40-59 are obese and 73.8 percent of women 60 years older are obese. #midlifecrisis