Kristi Youngdahl weighed 198 pounds when she decided she'd had enough. Looking for quick results, she did what many of us do and put herself on an odd, crash diet. After a trip to the hospital, she put a stop to that plan.
Having spent months eating cereal for breakfast and lunch, with a diet frozen meal for dinner, Kristi found herself at the hospital with heart palpitations. The doctors explained that her body was not able to handle what she was doing to it.
Time for Plan B
When the cereal diet failed, Kristi took a different path. “I got Tosca’s book and I cleaned out my kitchen cabinets," she says. Kristi knew that building muscle would be incredible beneficial and so she found herself a trainer who helped her learn how
to work out. “I was discovering the ‘me’ I was missing and an entirely different woman I had never met before. I felt so empowered," she says.
Kristi finds herself creating interesting new dishes that she cooks up with her kids, like chicken asparagus hash browns, taco meatballs and her special chocolate pumpkin protein bars. “I love turning unclean recipes into healthy ones," she explains. While not every meal experiment is a success, she says the process is still a lot of fun.
Now weighing an amazing 113 pounds, Kristi participates in fitness competitions and has even run a half marathon. Working as a personal trainer, she hopes her journey can inspire others.
Losing weight isn't about a diet, it is about a complete lifestyle!
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Kristi's Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Bars
Kristi has been kind enough to share her special recipe! Cook up a batch today!
- 1¼ cup oats
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- ½ cup agave nectar
- 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2/3 cup natural canned pumpkin
- 1 cup sun butter
- 1 cup chocolate protein powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Scatter oats on a baking sheet and toast for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. While oats are toasting, combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add toasted oats and stir. Transfer batter to a 10x10 cake pan, and bake 15-20 minutes. Serves 4.
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Source: Oxygen Magazine