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Paleo Mocha Almond Ice Cream

The base recipe for this Paleo ice cream can be used to make other flavors, like vanilla. Ingredients: 1 can coconut milk 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 2 tablespoons freshly ground coffee 8 drops stevia 1/4 cup almond butter Directions: Put the coconut milk, cocoa powder, coffee, and stevia in a sauce pan and mix well.  Cook on medium low heat for 10 minutes. Take off the heat.  Stir in the almond butter, and let cool for 10 minutes. Pour in 1/2 cup bowls and freeze, or pour … [Read More...]

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Blueberry, Coconut Flour Paleo Pancakes

Blueberry, coconut flour Paleo pancakes are much healthier than wheat flour pancakes.  They have less carbs and much more fiber.  1 Cup Coconut Flour  1 Cup Wheat Flour  Calories  480  455  Total carbs  64g  95g  Protein  16g  13g  Fiber  40g  3g I made these pancakes for my husband, daughter, and my in-laws.  They were a big hit.  My husband doesn't … [Read More...]

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Welcome to Countdown to Fitness

My friend and I are starting this site as a project to not only see where we are in one year, but also to help the community. I used to be in great shape (a size 3/4), and I use to power walk 5 to 6 days per week, do karate 2 to 3 days per week, and weight train 3 days per week.  That … [Read More...]

Boost Your Metabolism to Help Lose Weight – Part 1

All overweight people overeat.  Right?  Wrong.  That opening statement is an oversimplification of the problem, which could actually be dangerous.  It is true that you must burn at least as many calories as you consume to maintain or lose weight.  But you could be eating a dangerously low … [Read More...]