Hi, Ben here, and I’m embarking on a mission to not be fat when I turn 42. To do that I’ve partnered with Profile by Sanford and I want to take you with me on my journey.

In my quest to be healthy with Profile by Sanford, I have run over an interesting speed bump. I end up being around a lot of food at work. I loved it when doughnuts, pizza or some sort of baked treats showed up in the break room. But, when I turned 40 and my body turned out to not  be a super human body that didn't age, those few thousand extra calories that I'd sneak became a problem.

This goes back to my food issues (ugh that sounds so pretentious) I talked about when I started Profile. I'd go get coffee, see doughnuts, and my brain would scream "BETTER EAT ALL YOU CAN! THOSE COULD BE THE LAST DOUGHNUTS EVER!!"

They, of course, were not the last doughnuts ever. The world is awash in fried dough. There will come a time again when I can enjoy ONE occasionally. But for now, I am finding that I'm fighting against deeply rooted muscle memory to grab food when I see it. Other people can do, I can too.

Right now in the Reboot Reduce phase of the Profile program I'm eating mostly Profile meal replacements and vegetables. I don't have any philosophical objections to veggies, I just don't have lots of experience. Thankfully, along with telling me what and when to eat, Profile also has a ton of recipes online that are created specifically for each phase.

I'm really getting into exploring the recipes and trying new thing. Both preparing vegetables that I've never prepared before and using the ones I know with differently.

The two mainstay vegetables for me are spinach and cauliflower. I recently found two recipes on the Profile site that will allow me to get the flavor of things that I'm missing right now and stay on plan: Cauliflower Fried Rice and Spinach Pizza Crust. I can still get a taste of pizza and Chinese food, with out all the carbs that my body loves to collect and store like a garage full of Bennie Babys.

These recipes hit my sweet spot, lots of flavor and not a lot of preparation. I made the pizza crust the other day. See how it went in the video below:

Keep up with Ben's journey by bookmarking Ben's blog. Got a question or comment? connecting on Twitter or email at ben@hot1047.com.


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