I did one of those body fat tests the other day. There is a local company that comes by Crossfit box every few months and I just happened to be there when they were there. I was proud of myself for deciding to get tested. It can be intimidating! The process was kind of interesting. First, I stripped down to just shorts and a sports bra. He weighed me and then had me submerge in a tub full of warm water and blow all of the air out of my lungs. I did this a few times so that he could come up with a consistent reading.
The result? Well, a body fat percentage that I am not too happy with. But, he also gave me my lean body mass %, which was good. So, the moral of the story is I have a lot of lean body mass just covered up by some extra fat. The best part about it is that I now have a base line. The home scale just doesn’t paint a very accurate picture. He also gave some tips on how to eat to lose fat but not lose muscle–which is exactly what I want to do. Keep my muscle definition—but allow it to show a bit more. Like, eat more protein. And, less sugar.
These chocolate cherry treats are perfect for when you need a chocolate but are watching your protein and sugar intake. Almonds and dried cherries with a bit of cocoa and coconut oil. Healthy fats, fruits and just a hint of chocolate.
The combination is perfect. Sweet, crunchy and a little bit indulgent.
Try them and let me know what you think!