4 Things I Learned About My Food Through Losing -115Lbs

Having lost -115lbs, I am routinely asked “What do you eat?!”

I spoke at a Weight Watchers #LiveFully Expo last weekend, and true to form, the very first question someone asked during the Q&A was “What do you eat for breakfast?”

You’ve been able to see what I eat through some past columns (HERE and HERE) and also what I eat when I travel (HERE), but I in my weekly column for Organize Yourself Skinny I thought I’d try to explain some of the WHY behind the foods I eat.

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Check it out HERE!

Registration for April Online Group Class & BootCamp Now Available!

ONLINE CLASSES

Trading Cardio for Cosmos is a popular weight loss and wellness blog that’s built on the idea that moderation is key, exercise is good and cosmos are delicious! Every day we bring you positive, uplifting messages, yummy recipes, food finds and a healthy dose of sass.

Two years ago, Alexis Eggleton woke up 280lbs and morbidly obese. She set out to lose weight and get healthy. She has lost -116+lbs and along the way, changed her life forever.

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Alexis has provided counsel and private coaching to clients on a limited basis, and clients truly appreciate the support and value she brings to their weight loss journeys:

“I found Trading Cardio for Cosmos by accident through Weight Watchers. I started following her on Facebook and have found encouragement on challenging days, meals that I can easily cook through her Friday Recipe Round Up and I feel like I’ve found a friend. She’s got great tips and tricks featured on her blog and I love testimonials that she features on Tuesdays. I’ve gotten a lot of ideas from the community that help me on my weight loss journey.” –Becky

“Alexis makes sure that my day starts in the right mode (thanks to time difference). I “Never Miss a Monday” and I get inspired to notice all of my non-scale victories. If I get off track she shows how to bounce back by adapting real food recipes to a grown up life style. She as made getting excercise feel as natural as brushing my teeth and she truly inspires me to be a fitter version of the real me.” – Lena

“I am so happy to be part of the TCFC community. I love that Alexis is so real and reassures us that not every day will be perfect and if you mess up, you just dust yourself and get back on track. I have learned it is important to “move our booties” as much as we can. I learn about so many different foods and fantastic recipes as well as links to other people on our same journey.” – Gina

“I’ve been on a get healthy, weight loss journey for just over a year now and have proudly lost 60 pounds. Very early in my journey, I was lucky enough to come across Trading Cardio for Cosmos and read about Alexis’ amazing transformation. I immediately felt an extreme connection with her. Alexis’ overwhelming positivity, her solutions on how to get through her busy days and stay on track, and her daily exercise goals kept me going to reach my goals. I would wholeheartedly recommend Alexis to anyone looking to improve their life, body or health. I can’t thank you enough, Alexis.” – Julie

 

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WELLNESS BOOTCAMP Details:

Now Alexis is ready to share her tips, tricks and motivation with you through an online 4-Day Wellness Bootcamp in April!

This Bootcamp is designed for those looking to begin a weight loss journey, refresh their habits and routines, learn about practical tips for healthy weight loss and tons of resources to help you kick off 2017 right!

The 4-Day Bootcamp is designed to act as a companion to any weight loss program and is truly designed to help you maximize your program and get healthy in 2017!

The Bootcamp will consist of four, 30 minute audios on:

-Monday, April 3rd

-Tuesday, April 4th

-Wednesday, April 5th

-Thursday, April 6th

Participants will be emailed an audio file each morning of Bootcamp, and those recordings are yours to keep!

But, that’s not all! There will be TWO Facebook Live chats on in a closed Facebook group where you can ask questions, share your journey and support your classmates. Can’t tune in? No worries – the Facebook Live video will also be available for you to access later if that time doesn’t work for you!

Facebook Live Video Dates:

-Monday, April 3rd at 7pm EST

-Thursday, April 6th at 7pm EST

The closed Facebook Group will be a pivotal source of motivation, inspiration and positivity! You can post your successes and ask for help if needed. It’s a win-win-win group!

Bootcamp is designed to be tips and tricks and easy resources to take away and put into action immediately! Topics for this class include:

-Food Hacks, Volumetrics and Making the Most of My Calories, Points or Macros

-Staying the Course: How to Stay Excited and Motivated All Spring & Summer Long

-Things You MUST Do to Get Started Right

-Menu Planning and Meal Prep Are My Friends

-How to Begin Exercise Without Hurting Myself

BONUS! As a bonus, you will receive a daily email full of additional resources, recipes and tips based on that day’s class along with the audio!

The 4-Day Wellness Bootcamp Includes:

-Four, 30-minute coaching sessions that are recorded so you can listen over and over

-Two Live Facebook Chats in a private Facebook Group

-Access to replays from the live Facebook chats

-Access to Closed Coaching Facebook Group. Receive continued motivation and behind the scenes tips!

-An email with the audio for additional resources, recipes & tips. The 4 emails will continue to assist you on your weight loss journey for additional support and motivation. ($57 value just on emailed resources!)

-Insider exclusives only for coaching group members!

 Cost:

EARLY BIRD PRICING! The 4-Day Wellness Bootcamp is being offered to you at an incredible value! The four audios classes, four emailed resources, access to private Facebook Group and two Live Q & A opportunities and additional resources are valued at $120, but are available to you now through April 1st for just $37.

*If you register after April 1st and before the deadline of April 5th, the cost for the 4-Day Wellness Bootcamp will be $57. Register early!

Because these classes and resources are available on-demand, there are no refunds or exchanges available.

Four-Day Wellness Bootcamp

 

April

April Online Group Coaching Class Details:

This class will consist of three 45-minute coaching sessions:

-Tuesday, April 4th
-Tuesday, April 11th
<Break Tuesday, April 18th]>
-Tuesday, April 25th

You will be emailed a link to the coaching session Sunday afternoon, so you can listen at your convenience.

Then each Tuesday evening at 9pm EST/6pm PST Alexis will join you in a Facebook Live Chat in a private Facebook group where you can ask questions, share your journey and support your classmates.

Can’t tune in? No worries – the Facebook Live video will also be available for you to access later if that time doesn’t work for you!

BONUS! As a bonus, the day after each class you’ll receive an email full of additional resources, recipes and tips based on that week’s class!

This 3-Week Course Includes:

-Three 45-minute coaching sessions that are recorded so you can listen over and over
-Live Facebook Chat in a private Facebook Group
-Access to replays from the live Facebook chats
-Access to Closed Coaching Facebook Group. Receive continued motivation and behind the scenes tips!
-An email the day after each class with additional resources, recipes & tips. The 3 emails will continue to assist you on your weight loss journey for additional support and motivation. ($57 value just on emailed resources!)
-Insider exclusives only for coaching group members!

Cost:

EARLY BIRD PRICING! This class is being offered to you at an incredible value! This three-part class, live Q&A opportunities and additional resources are valued at $120, but are available to you now through April 1st for just $37.

*If you register after April 1st and before the deadline of April 5th the cost for the three-part class will be $57. Register early!

April 2017 Online Group Coaching Class

Want to give the TCFC online classes to a friend or family member as a gift? Email us at tradingcardioforcosmos@gmail.com and we’re be thrilled to help!

25 Healthy St. Patrick’s Day Recipes (With SmartPoints)

Ah, St. Patrick’s Day! A day or weekend or a week where we celebrate our Irish heritage, or we all pretend we’re a little Irish! I’ve never been a big fan of the beer, but the corned beef and the Kelly green both suit me, so hey, I’ll celebrate, too!

I’ve found 24 fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes, from the original Corned Beef and Cabbage to Shepard’s Pie and all kinds of soups, appetizers, breads and sweets and even some breakfast or brunch-themed recipes for the morning after, courtesy of Weight Watchers, Skinnytaste, Emily Bites, Simple Nourished Living and a few other bloggers I enjoy. Check ‘em out:

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Corned Beef and Cabbage and Shepard’s Pie

Corned Beef & Cabbage With Horseradish Cream Sauce
6 SmartPoints (1 portion with 1Tbsp horseradish cream) or 307.3 calories

Shepard’s Pie Lightened Up
5 SmartPoints or 275 calories

Corned Beef and Cabbage with Red Potatoes
10 SmartPoints

Cottage Pie (Shepard’s Pie)
9 SmartPoints

Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage
8 SmartPoints

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Soups & Stews 

Slow Cooker Smoked Salmon Potato Leek Soup
4 SmartPoints

Fresh Pea Soup with Mint
1 SmartPoints

Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew
14 SmartPoints

Irish Oatmeal Leek Soup
4 SmartPoints

Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup
15 SmartPoints

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Cheddar Soup Recipe
8 SmartPoints (low-fat version)

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Appetizers

Reuben Wonton Cupcakes
3 SmartPoints

Sweet Potato Irish Nachos
10 SmartPoints

Corned Beef and Cabbage Strudel
7 SmartPoints

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Breads & Sweets

Skinny-er Shamrock Shake
6 SmartPoints

Bread Pudding
4 SmartPoints

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread Muffins
6 SmartPoints

Low-Fat Irish Soda Bread
4 SmartPoints

St. Patrick’s Day Cake Pops
6 SmartPoints

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Breakfast & Brunch, AKA: The Morning After

Corned Beef Hash
10 SmartPoints

Bell Pepper and Potato Frittata
1 SmartPoints

Red Flannel Hash
5 SmartPoints

Tell me, what’s your favorite way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?