How My Clients Lose Weight

Eating Pancakes (& Other Baked Goodies)

Who says losing weight means bidding farewell to your favourite treats? Not me. I’m all about savouring the foods you love while on the journey to a healthier you. But let’s be real, change is inevitable if you want to see those numbers on the scale budge. ⏲️

Typically, the go-to strategy for shedding pounds involves banishing all things delicious: the sinful sweets, the carb-loaded pastries, the (vegan) cheesy pizzas—basically, all the irresistible goodies that make life worth living. 

Sure, you might see some results, but at what cost? Constantly battling cravings, resisting the temptation of that mouth-watering pizza or that decadent slice of cake, while begrudgingly munching on bland salads (which obviously don’t have to be so, but on that – later) —where’s the joy in that?

Let’s face it, this path to lose weight and to your dream body is not a cakewalk (pun intended). It’s a gruelling journey filled with self-reproach and deprivation, a path that even the most disciplined among us struggle to stay on. And frankly, it’s a punishment nobody deserves.

That’s why I take a different approach with my clients. We focus on subtle, manageable changes that yield noticeable results from the get-go. Then, we harness that momentum to delve into the emotional and behavioural aspects of eating, paving the way for sustainable transformations.

And today, I’m sharing a few game-changing tips— using pancakes as an example.

3 Tips to Whip Up Pancakes That Won’t Tip the Scale:

  1. Flour Power: Ditch the conventional white flour and explore alternatives like whole wheat, oat, or buckwheat flour. Steer clear of nut-based flours—they’re loaded with fat and calories, which defeats the purpose. Learn from the mishaps of my client who attempted a ‘healthy’ pizza made with flax meal and ended up traumatized with the healthy alternatives – make sure whatever the swap you make, it’s a delicious one!
  2. Pump Up the Protein: Amp up your pancakes with a protein boost—whether it’s through protein powder or high-protein plant sources. Generally, aiming for at least 20 grams of protein per meal is a great way to keep those pesky cravings at bay. Trust me, inadequate protein intake is a common culprit behind stubborn weight loss plateaus.
  3. Oil Be Gone: Say goodbye to excess oil by opting for a non-stick pan. Trim down the fat content by swapping in alternatives like applesauce or plant-based milk. Remember, we’re not banishing fats altogether—we need those healthy fats to thrive. But moderation is key, as it’s all too easy to go overboard.

Now, here’s the pancake recipe I swear by:

✔️ 3/4 cup oat flour (simply grind whole oats in a coffee grinder)

✔️ 1/4 cup protein powder (I prefer plain pea protein)

✔️ 2 tsp baking powder

✔️ 1 cup soy milk

✔️ Pinch of salt

Optional: Mash in a banana for sweetness, and a splash of vanilla extract for extra flavour!

Top your pancake stack with a medley of delights—berries, nuts, a drizzle of maple syrup, or a dollop of soy yogurt—to elevate your breakfast game to new heights.

Ready to get help on your weight loss journey and make it finally work? To feel good in your skin, gain back your self-esteem and feel like yourself again?

Let’s connect and see how can I help make your journey smooth and effective! 🚀

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