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Cheddar & Chive Savory Smashed Potato Waffles
Rating: 3/5

Healthy Cheddar & Chive Savory Smashed Potato Waffles Recipe

This simple Cheddar & Chive Savory Smashed Potato Waffles fueling hack is a perfect change of pace!

Beef & Vegetable Soup (Slow Cooker/CrockPot)
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Healthy Beef & Vegetable Soup (Slow Cooker/CrockPot) Recipe

Today's recipe is for a delicious beef and vegetable soup made in a slow cooker. Slow cookers make preparing an amazing meal simple and easy!

Pan-Seared Scallops and Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Rating: 5/5

Healthy Pan-Seared Scallops and Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Recipe

Scallops are an amazing option for those looking for a lighter protein, but are not big on fish.

Faux Baked Potato Soup
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Healthy Faux Baked Potato Soup Recipe

Potato soup is a staple around our house, and now with this Faux Baked Potato Soup recipe we can enjoy a healthy meal that's easy and on plan.

Cauliflower Crust Chicken Potpie
Rating: 4/5

Healthy Cauliflower Crust Chicken Potpie Recipe

Nothing says comfort food like a delicious potpie!

Mini Pepper Nachos
Rating: 5/5

Healthy Mini Pepper Nachos Recipe

Who doesn't love a plate full of loaded nachos? We'll now you can indulge without the guilt of added carb calories.

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Jicama Slaw
Rating: 3/5

Healthy Grilled Mahi Mahi with Jicama Slaw Recipe

Mahi mahi is delicate fish that has amazing flavor. This exceptional Grilled Mahi Mahi with Jicama Slaw recipe is a perfect summer night dish for you and the famliy!

Stir-Fried Pork Tenderloin
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Healthy Stir-Fried Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Pork tenderloin – what can I say about this little delicacy? Whenever I'm at the grocery store and see pork tenderloin on sale, I buy one or two.

Zucchini Noodle & Grilled Shrimp with Lemon Basil Dressing
Rating: 3/5

Healthy Zoodles & Grilled Shrimp with Lemon Basil Dressing Recipe

Zucchini Noodles, or zoodles, are an excellent way to increase your daily veggie intake and this Zoodles & Grilled Shrimp w/Lemon Basil Dressing recipe will keep you on plan and wonde

Coconut Colada
Rating: 4/5

Healthy Coconut Colada Recipe

Get the refreshing flavors of the islands with this amazing Coconut Colada fueling hack drink recipe!

California Club Tacos
Rating: 5/5

Healthy California Club Tacos Recipe

Who doesn't love a good taco? We'll these unique California Club Tacos are made from a cheese slice shell and will have you wondering why they weren't made this way all along!

Grilled Chicken with Tomato Bruschetta
Rating: 5/5

Healthy Grilled Chicken with Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

Want to taste a classic Italian dish without the bread? Then try this Grilled Chicken with Tomato Bruschetta recipe! It taste amazing and takes very little time to prepare.

A protein-rich low-carb diet can provide several benefits for weight loss. Firstly, a high protein intake can increase satiety, making it easier to stick to a calorie-controlled diet and reducing the likelihood of overeating. As protein requires more energy to digest than carbohydrates, it also boosts the metabolism, leading to an increase in the number of calories burned throughout the day.

In addition to these effects on energy balance, low-carb diets can also promote weight loss by reducing insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that regulates blood sugar levels. When we consume high amounts of carbohydrates, insulin levels rise, which can lead to weight gain and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. By reducing carbohydrate intake, insulin levels decrease, helping to promote fat oxidation and encourage weight loss.

Finally, reducing carbohydrates can also help to preserve lean muscle mass during weight loss. When we lose weight, it is common to lose a proportion of muscle mass along with fat. However, consuming a diet that is high in protein can help to prevent this muscle loss, as protein is essential for muscle repair and growth. This, in turn, can help to maintain and even increase metabolism, promoting long-term weight loss success.

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