Meet Coach Moore!

Hello! My name is Michelle Moore and I am a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach. I began this journey 75 pounds heavier than I am today and so confused about how to lose weight. My passion for health and fitness is the reason I decided to become a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach, as well as a desire to help others. I know there are so many questions out there about what is the best diet plan or whether carbs are good or bad. I can tell you along my journey I have tried so many diets! I have tried shakes, paleo, low-fat, low-carb diets and I’m still continuing on my journey. Now I feel so much more equipped and I know I will reach my goal. I am so grateful to have the knowledge I have now and to be able to share it with all of you! My goal is to help others with the same struggles I’ve had by providing the tools and information needed to live a healthier and happier life through nutrition and fitness. Let’s hit our goals together now! TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER!!!

Tip of the Month

Got a sweet tooth? Craving Salty Snacks? How to snack healthy!!! Snacking is a good thing if you have the right snacks!!!

  1. Good carbs vs. Bad Carbs!!! Carbs or carbohydrates are not necessarily a bad thing in the right quantity and quality.
  2. Sweet Tooth Fix Fruit can be your best friend if you have a sweet tooth. Craving a rice crispy treat? Instead of that rice crispy treat, you can choose a rice cake. Is chocolate your thing? How about a double chocolate mini larabar or chocolate hummus with fruit. We have TWO delicious recipes this month!
  3. Salty and Savory Cravings! Craving french fries? Try homemade air fried french fries. Pizza time! Pizza can be healthy with a whole grain or thin crust and lots of veggies. Stick to one slice with a side salad. Chicken wings can be made healthy if you make them yourself and bake or grill them instead of the deep fried wings in restaurants.
  4. How much is too much? Snacking is not a bad thing!!! In fact your body metabolism works best with 4-5 small meals vs. 3 large meals. The key is to space meals about 3 hours apart and not to eat with 3 hours of bedtime.
  5. Willpower vs Weakness!!! When you feel like you HAVE TO HAVE that donut, cake, or Zaxby’s fries, what can you do? Wait 30 minutes before getting it. Oftentimes cravings will go away. Go for a walk or do something fun to get your mind off the craving. Still craving your favorite junk food? Go ahead and have it, but have just a bite or small portion. Split that krispy kreme donut or small order of fires with your significant other or child.

Recipes of the Month

Chocolate Hummus

This secretly healthy chocolate hummus recipe is surprisingly delicious.

Prep Time Total Time

5 minutes 5 minutes

Yield

2 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 can black beans
  • 3 1/2 tbsp regular or dutch cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sweetener of choice (stevia, monk fruit, etc.)
  • 1/3 cup fat source of choice (Almond, cashew, or peanut butter or coconut oil)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • optional chocolate chips or add-ins of choice

Instructions

*Feel free to sub chickpeas or white beans for the black beans. Or you can use 1 1/2 cups of cooked beans instead of canned.

To make the chocolate hummus, drain and rinse beans well. Combine all ingredients except add-ins in a food processor until completely smooth like brownie batter. Stir in chocolate chips if using. (A few commenters had success with a blender, but a food processor will yield a smoother texture.) Leftovers can be covered and refrigerated for 4-5 days. A few serving suggestions are listed earlier in the post.

Keto Cookie Dough Dip

A delicious low carb and keto cookie dough dip, with sugar required.

Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie (chocolatecoveredkatie.com)

Prep Time Total Time

5 minutes 5 minutes

Yield

12 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese or vegan cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter OR nut butter of choice (Almond, cashew, or peanut butter or coconut oil)
  • 1/2 cup sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 tsp salt (some people like less, so start with 1/4 tsp if desired)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chocolate chips or sugar free chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Blend all of the ingredients except chocolate chips until smooth. Stir in the chocolate, then serve and enjoy. Refrigerate leftovers in a covered container 3-4 days.