If losing weight seems to be more difficult than it used to, you might want to blame your metabolism.
You might want to, but should you?
Your eating habits can affect your metabolism so that you don’t burn as many calories; there’s no doubt about that. But did you actually cause irreparable damage, dooming you to a life of excess weight gain every time you even breathe near a cookie?
I’ll answer that question by starting with my personal experience...
I accidentally made something my kids love. (And I like it too.)
I was experimenting with a recipe to add protein to trail mix, for a healthy trail mix workshop and nutrition chat I’m doing for a local group.
This recipe transpired.
It ended up not being right for the trail mix, but it made awesome, healthy snacks for the kids. I let them taste my first attempt and they ate the entire batch! So I made more, just to have some for later, and they prom...