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State of Slim – High Protein Chocolate “Souffle”

Ingredients 4 Large egg whites (1/2 cup liquid egg whites) 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1/2 t chocolate protein powder Stevia (or sweetener of choice) to taste   Preparation 1. Spray a small, microwaveable dish (like a ramekin) with cooking spray. The “souffle” rises a lot, so make sure the dish has a little…

The Science of Stress: Getting to Good

When we think about stress or being stressed, there’s a negative feeling that follows. After all, with synonyms like strain, pressure, worry, anxiety, trouble, and difficulty, the connotation by nature is a negative one. However, not all stress is bad. There is a level of stress that is good for you. It’s called eustress (/yo͞oˈstres/) and it’s the kind that…

Why Indulgence Meals Help Your Weight Loss

Recapping Week 3 of Kathie J. and Larry’s weight loss journey  With Holly Wyatt, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center We’re ending Week 3 of Kathie J. and Larry’s State of Slim journey, which took place over Thanksgiving. I love that they did this over the holidays —…

State of Slim – Chicken and Mushroom Quinoa

Ingredients 2 cups dry quinoa 1 T garlic powder 4 cups chicken broth 14oz sliced cimini mushrooms 1/2 large, red onion chopped 1 T coconut or extra virgin olive oil 3 large chicken breasts 1 cup chopped, fresh, Italian (flat leaf) parsley Salt and pepper to taste   Preparation 1. Bake chicken at 350 for…

Why Having Great Posture Isn’t Necessarily So Great

When I begin working with a new client, they will almost invariably put on their “best posture,” or, if not that, will tell me what awful posture they have.  The truth is I really don’t care about what their posture looks like.  I care about how their individual body segments function as a unit, and,…

The No. 1 Secret to Losing Weight and Keeping it Off

Recapping Week 2 of Kathie J. and Larry’s weight loss journey With Holly Wyatt, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center The No. 1 Secret to Losing Weight and Keeping it Off Larry and Kathie J. are killing it in Week 2! They’re still focused on the diet because…

State of Slim Friendly Chicken Tenders

Ingredients: 2 lb. 4 oz. chicken tenders ½ cup egg whites 1 cup steel cut oats 2 t garlic powder ½ t ground black pepper 1 t curry powder   Preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 425F. 2. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper and spray with pan spray. Set aside. 3. In a large…

Struggling to reach your goals? Get curious.

When I first started studying with Judith Aston, the creator of Aston-Patterning, I was struck with her approach to the challenges with which her students or clients presented her. “Hmmm…” she would say. “I’m curious if…” And then she would proceed to deconstruct a complex task into smaller pieces- always from the position of curiosity-…

3 Essentials to Kick Off Your Weight Loss

Recapping Week 1 of Kathie J. and Larry’s weight loss journey With Holly Wyatt, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center Denver radio personalities Kathie J. and Larry from Jammin’ 101.5 have just started the State of Slim, a transformational weight loss program, and they’re documenting their journey through…

State of Slim – Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins

Ingredients 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup Stevia (baking formulation) 2 scoops chocolate protein powder 1 T fat-free cheesecake pudding mix 1 T unsweetened cocoa powder 1 t baking powder 1 t baking soda 1 cup liquid egg whites 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt   Preparation 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2.…

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