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Walden Farms Top 5!

Today’s post is LONG overdue! If you are trying to cut calories, track macros, or just want to add more volume into your meals then Walden Farms is DEFINITELY worth having in your arsenal of macro friendly hacks. 

I have been using Walden Farm’s products for years now. It all started with buying a bottle of their original Pancake Syrup. After cracking that bottle open and pouring it all over my protein pancakes, that day my life was changed. I can’t even begin to think about the hundreds and hundreds, and most likely even thousands of carbs and calories I have saved by using just the pancake syrup. Not to even mention the numerous amount of other products I use of theirs. Since then I have become such a fan of Walden Farms as a whole. They have a HUGE variety of products of syrups, sauces, mayo, salad dressing, jelly, and more! Guess what, ALL CALORIE FREE! 

WALDEN FARMS 

I decided to put together a quick list of my TOP 5 favorite Walden products. Scroll down for tips on how to use them! 

In no order.

    1. Pancake Syrup
    2. Maple Syrup
    3. Caramel Syrup
    4. Sesame Ginger Dressing
    5. Bleu Cheese Dressing

Walden Farms, Bleu Cheese Dressing, 12 oz (Pack of 2)
Walden Farms – Calorie Free Pancake Syrup – 12 oz X 2
Walden Farms Caramel Syrup, 12 Ounce
NEW – Walden Farms Salad Dressing, Sesame Ginger – 12 fl. oz.
Walden farms Calorie Free Maple Walnut Syrup 12 oz

Tips for using Walden Farms

Pancake Syrup – Works great adding sweetness to a recipe, goes great with fruit, cereal, oatmeal, and even with eggs! 

Maple Syrup – Same Applications as the regular pancake syrup, just with a maple twist! 

Caramel Syrup – I love using this as a drizzle over some of my favorite desserts like ice cream, brownies, cake, pancakes, and so much more!  

Sesame Ginger Dressing – One of my favorite uses with this is stir fry. It works great! Saute your favorite veggies and protein and then add this in! You can also just pour over your side of veggie or add it to a salad! 

Bleu Cheese – Best way to use this, pour it over burgers! Also goes great on chicken, pork, or other protein, salads, and on pizza! 

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Good afternoon! Thank you for checking out this review!

Macros: 135 cal / 3.5 f / 6c / 24g p

Whey Isolate and Casein Blend for a fast and slow release. Great strawberry aroma, but falls short on taste. Slightly pasty and a bit weak on overall flavor, but it does bake well! The freeze dried strawberry pieces put me off to it as well. Check out the video for the whole review!

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@questnutrition Mocha Chocolate Chip Review
180 cal / 6f / 24c / 20p

Quest Nutrition Protein Bar, Mocha Chocolate Chip, 20g Protein, 4g Net Carbs, 180 Cals, High Protein Bars, Low Carb Bars, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 2.1 oz Bar, 12 Count

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I like the macros off the bat as the last few newer quest bars were coming in at 9g or more. Visually it’s the very common quest base tan, as flavored mocha with chocolate #chunkporn throughout the bar. Slight mocha, coffee aroma to the bar but very hard to smell imo. Typical for quest I heated one half of the bar and left the other room temp. The room temp bar had good chew but I felt the mocha flavor really lacked until the very end of the bite. It also was just a tad bit grainy as well. Heated up bar made for a better texture but still was a bit grainy or pasty. You get just a hint of mocha or coffee overall. When taken with a chunk of chocolate it can almost give a burnt coffee flavor. The more you ate the bar the more the flavor built in your mouth, you got a bit more flavor after eating the Bar. Was nice to see a coffee flavor come to market but I think it needs a bit of work. Decent to munch on but I wouldn’t buy a whole box, and would choose other flavors to this.

Overall – 6/10

What do you guys think? Have you had it? You like it?

Quest Nutrition Protein Bar, Best Seller Variety Pack, 12 Flavors, 20-21g Protein, 4-7g Net Carbs, 170-200 Cals, High Protein Bars, Low Carb Bars, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 2.1 oz Bar, 12 Count

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It’s Okay to Gain Weight

It’s Okay to Gain Weight

Exciting news for everyone today! I have the pleasure of welcoming a new guest writer to the site that I hope to have here more than once! Today’s article was written by the talented Ashleigh Hubbard, who’s had tremendous insight with weight gain and weight cuts. I will save a long intro for another post so be on the lookout for that! Please go and check out her own website to find more content by her! 

https://www.ahubnutrition.com/

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ahubbard63k@gmail.com

Ig: @__ashleighmarie

Twitter: @_ashleighHub

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In today’s society, you rarely hear about people wanting or trying to gain weight. Most people are looking to be smaller or weigh less, especially if you’re a female (gender stereotype but mostly true). There are pros and cons that come with weight gain just like anything else, and the cons are mostly just psychological. 

 

Despite social norms, there ARE benefits to weight gain especially in sports of strength such as Olympic Weightlifting or Powerlifting because mass moves mass. Even in the sport of Bodybuilding, gaining weight is essentially for putting on more muscle mass to improve your previous show’s physique. 

Pros:

– getting stronger with newly added muscle mass

– more energy (because you’re eating more)

– probably less irritable if you’re used to constant dieting

– higher hormone regulation

– faster recovery

Cons:

– feeling heaver during bodyweight movements

– psychological stress of being “bigger”

There could probably be some more cons that some people would think of, but those are all issues in themselves rather than actual cons of healthy weight gain.

What is healthy weight gain?

Healthy weight gain to me is done slowly to prevent excess fat mass being added along with muscle mass and other tissue mass. When you gain weight, some of that tissue mass is going to be fat mass. It’s inevitable. If someone tells you they gained 5lbs of pure muscle, that’s scientifically incorrect. I’ve personally gained weight intentionally with the help of a coach, and it was my coach’s goal for me to be gaining .5-1b per week on average. This was slow enough for me to put on the amount that I needed to in a healthy way without gaining too quickly. A heavier male may want to do 1-1.5lb per week if he has more to gain. When I gained, it roughly 10lbs over a period of 4 months. 

Struggles with weight gain:

I can’t finish this post without talking about the psychological struggles of intentional weight gain. If you’re familiar with any sort of dieting, the goal is to get smaller, weigh less, and lose body fat. Weight gain is literally the exact opposite of this. It is really hard, and it was for me personally as well, to see yourself getting bigger on a weekly basis. It’s hard to weigh in daily or 3x per week and see the scale go up. It’s hard feeling like you’re more “blubbery” or “fluffy”. 

 Having a purpose of why you’re gaining the weight will almost always bring you back down to more logistical thinking. When I was gaining weight, I was only doing olympic weightlifting, not CrossFit. I knew I needed to get stronger in certain areas and I knew this weight gain was enhancing my performance, therefore I learned to accept it and be okay with it. Plus, I was getting to eat a LOT of food.. lucky charms every night, woohoo! JK.. but seriously.

 & lastly, no one really gives a rat’s tail about what your bodyweight is. Quite frankly, no one cares about your abs either… except you. I’m speaking to myself here, too, because I struggled with this! At the end of the day, if what you are doing is only enhancing your performance and life, why is it so bad?! Don’t be so hard on yourself. Most people don’t even notice a 5-10lb weight gain on someone else. What they WILL notice is how you treat people, your enhanced performance, your (probably) enhanced mood, and your character. 🙂 

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Nice Cream! Banana Ice Cream

You scream, I scream, We all scream, for ICE CREAM!

I love ice cream just as much as the next guy. Heck, I live in the Dairy state(Wisconsin) so I have dairy in my blood. Ice cream is practically my blood type at this point in my life. Now, the issue with this is that I count macros(Flexible Dieting intro here), and I typically run pretty low fat (55-65G) a day so that unfortunately doesn’t leave to much room for a big bowl of full fat ice cream.  Now if this sounds like a similar situation you find yourself in, keep reading….. I got a solution for you.

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What I have for you is a easy, delicious, and low fat ice cream option! You can make this gluten free, organic, all natural, dairy free, and all those other no no’s people cant have. 

Macros: Makes 1-2 servings(picture for reference)

  • Calories – 333 
  • Fat – 2.5g
  • Carbs – 67.8g
  • Protein – 17.1g

Ingredients: 

  • 270g Frozen Ripe Banana(You can freeze at any point depending on taste preference) 
  • .5-1 scoop Muscletech Vanilla Ice Cream Whey 
  • 2.0 oz Milk of choice 
  • Optional ingredients – Flavor Drops, Syrups, Fruit, Chocolate, Peanut butter, and anything else you would flavor ice cream with! 

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Instructions:

  1. Freeze your banana(I like to cut it into chunks)
  2. Once froze, place in food processor or blender. Start pulsing until a ice cream looking texture appears. It will get chunky first, then after a bit it will come together.
  3. Once you start to see your banana coming together, add in your protein, milk, and any other flavorings you want. In this particular pictured nice cream, I added in 5 drops of Toffee flavoring.
  4. Blend just a bit longer to bring everything together.
  5. You can choose to eat right away, or I like to put it into a Tupperware container and put it back in the freezer to harden up even more. Every 30 min – 1 hour take it out and stir it to help it freeze evenly.  
  6. Mix in your favorite ice cream toppings, or eat plain!

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Such an easy way to enjoy something very similar to ice cream made with such easy, healthy ingredients! Be sure to like and share this recipe! I’m sure it will be a hit come summer! 

Here are a few things you might need!

MuscleTech Premium Gold 100% Whey Protein, Premium Whey Protein Powder, Instantized and Ultra Clean 100% Whey Protein, Vanilla Ice Cream, 2.5 Pounds

Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor, with Bowl Scraper (70730)

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@syntha_usa protein crisp peanut butter crunch
230 cal / 7f / 22c / 20p

First off this smells amazing. Like a Rice Krispie with just a hint of peanut butter. Breaking it in half was unexpected when it easily broke apart just like a Rice Krispie. Good bit of crunch with this bar. You get a bit of a marshmallow taste off the bat then more pb as you chew. I definitely would of loved to either see the pb play a bigger role since it’s a pb focused bar, or get more from the marshmallow. The addition of small nuts throughout the bar was nice and worth mentioning. Finished just a bit dry and grainy, but not terrible.
I would eat this again.
7.8/10 I couldn’t decide between 7.5 or 8.

BSN, Syntha-6 Protein Crisp, Peanut Butter Crunch Flavor, 12 Bars, 1.97 oz (56 g) Each(Pack of 1)

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@syntha_usa protein crisp Salted toffee pretzel
240 cal / 7f / 24c / 20p
Very strong toffee aroma. White marshmallow Rice Krispie style bar with pieces of pretzel in it and a white drizzle. Very soft when breaking in half. Overall pretty lacking on flavor. You get a hint of toffee when you first bite into it most the flavor falls into the back drop. If you get a bite with pretzel in it the salty crunch adds a bit to the bar, but overall base flavor is weak. The bar also finishes just slightly grainy.
Overall not terrible but wouldn’t buy again.
6.5/10

BSN Syntha-6 Protein Crisp Bar, Salted Toffee Pretzel, 12 Count

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@bsnsupplementsprotein crisp chocolate crunch review –

230 cal / 7f/ 23c / 20p
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First off worth mentioning the strong Chocolate flavor this bar gives off. Nice on the nose. Chocolate rice crispy bar essentially,drizzled in chocolate, then dipped the bottom in it as well. Average size bar and macros to go with it. Good bit of crunch with this bar and has a good chew to accompany it. Chocolate flavor is average here. It’s not super strong, but you know your eating a chocolate flavored protein bar. Bar also finished very dry in your mouth so make sure you have some water or something to wash it down. .
Overall
6.5/10 .

BSN Syntha-6 Protein Crisp Bar, Chocolate Crunch, 12 Count

Here’s a variety pack!

BSN Syntha-6 Protein Crisp Bar Mixed Pack

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