When it comes to weight loss, many people are prone to focus purely on the physical, but it is also the psychological that is important. This is especially critical when it comes to maintaining your weight goal. Weight loss surveillance and counseling are two of the best services available to help you lose weight. The team at Victory Medical offers weight loss surveillance and counseling because they know that people who track their progress and receive one-on-one support through counseling are more likely to reach their weight loss goal and maintain their healthy weight and lifestyle changes.

Almond flour doesn’t spike your blood sugar, making it a sound alternative to white flour, no matter if you’re following keto or a low-calorie diet. The Journal of Nutrition published a study showing the positive effects of almonds on post-meal glucose levels. The study showed that almonds actually decreased the blood glucose levels of healthy individuals after their meals, along with their insulin levels and any oxidative damage. The control group consumed either almonds, potatoes, rice or bread. The participants that consumed the almonds actually had decreased levels compared to the other groups[*].

Of course, our growing obsession with all things artisanal means you may be ditching the grocery aisle for your local bakery, where choosing a healthful bread can get even more complicated. For clarity, speak up. “You can’t choose based on what a bread looks like, so ask the baker,” Gans urges. “Never be afraid to ask questions: What ingredients are in this? Is it 100 percent whole grains? Are there added sugars? What about oil?” A bakery might not be able to tell you how many calories per slice a bread contains, but the baker should be able to answer your questions about ingredients.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. You can tell they are done by shaking the pan, if the middle doesn’t jiggle they are done. The toothpick trick doesn't work with these...if the pick comes out clean they are overdone and will be dry. If you like them soft, 15 minutes should do it, if you like them a little drier than the baking time will be closer to 20 minutes.

Dairy products contain varying amounts of lactose (milk sugar), which slows down weight loss. What’s more, part of the protein in milk generates a significant insulin response, which can have the same effect. Consequently, cutting back on dairy products may accelerate weight loss. This applies especially to dairy products typically lacking in fat, such as regular milk and various yogurts, but be careful with full-fat dairy such as cream and cheese all the same. And don’t forget whey protein powder, which is pure milk protein.
Working out of a commercial kitchen in Pflugerville, Deceptive Decadence creates four styles of handmade bagels: gluten-free onion sesame, gluten-free jalapeño cheddar (our favorite), bagel bits, and most recently, garlic Parmesan. All of the products are around 5.5 grams of total carbs, 2.5 grams net carbs, and about 190 calories each. Which – aside from being important to those who have celiac disease and other gluten-intolerant people, diabetics, and paleo and keto adherents – is pretty remarkable because they're very delicious. They also make a mean keto cheesecake (original and raspberry), cheddar biscuits, and have plans to launch flatbreads in two flavors – pesto and sun-dried tomato and mushroom sage.
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TAKE YOUR TIME when melting the chocolate. If you overheat it, it can separate into cocoa and cocoa butter and become sludgy. If you melt it in the microwave, break it up as much as possible and heat it in 2 x 30 second bursts, followed by 10 second bursts. Take it out before it's fully melted and just stir a few times, letting the rest melt on its own.  
Let’s be honest – not all keto recipes are created equal and you don’t want to waste your time or your precious ingredients on desserts and treats that don’t live up to the hype. You want reliable recipes that don’t taste like they are low carb. You want desserts that will impress even the most diehard carboholic. You want keto desserts that no one will know are good for them. Unless you choose to tell them. And that, my friend, is up to you. It can be our little secret.
Hello! I only have a hand mixer and am just wondering any suggestions on mixing the batter together? Should I also combine the dry ingredients into the creamed butter/sugar mixture with a spoon before I fold in the chips? Or still use the hand mixer to incorporate the dry ingredients. Apologies, I’m so horrible at baking and just messed up a different recipe that was also prob super easy haha.
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