Chocolate Chip Cakes

 Those who know me know I have struggled staying on the Medifast plan for some time now. It isn't the plan itself, but rather my horrible habit of binge eating at night. I would do wonderful during the day, but when darkness falls... my inner cookie monster comes out! Although, I don't just crave cookies. Oh no! That would be too easy because if it were only cookies, my hubby could just hide them. I will pretty much eat anything that screams high fat, high calories, and high carbs! Rather it be a few hot dogs, some potato chips, cake, ice cream... you name it... I probably ate it during my late night binge sessions. I don't even have to be hungry because my stomach will make room. The good news is that I am going to get help for it. In the meantime, I am trying sooooo hard to stick to the plan. Here are some wonderful tips I was given during this difficult time until I can get help: 

Add an additional 2 to 3 ounces of extra protein to your day.

Split your lean and green meal into two meals so that you are eating 7 times a day, rather than 6.

And of course, drink your water!

If you can think of anything else, please leave me a comment and I will give it a shot! I officially re-started yesterday. I am not going to lie, it has been hard. We all know about those infamous first three days when trying to go back on plan. You know those pounding headaches, hunger pains, or fatigue as your body gets adjusted to the plan. Luckily, I didn't get the infamous headache, and this has been my second day so I will take that as good news. After three or four days, it does get easier as long as you don't cheat. I am trying and I have hope that I will succeed. One day at a time as they say and day two is just about done. On to day three! Hallelujah! 

I have to say that this is one of my favorite "On the Go" recipe. You can make these in advance and stick them in little plastic baggies to take along with you. The weekends are kind of hectic in our household, so these are perfect for me to make the night before. Another great thing about these little cakes is that you can switch out some of the Medifast or Optavia pancake fuelings and use them with a variety of soft bakes for added variety! These are especially good with the light laughing cow cheese! Oh my heavens! Delish! Enjoy this versatile recipe!


Chocolate Chip Cakes
Slightly adapted from New Beautiful Me

Ingredients:
1 packet Medifast or Optavia Brownie OR 1 Chocolate Chip Soft Bake OR 1 Cinnamon Cream Cheese Soft Bake (1 Fueling)
1 packet Chocolate Chip Pancakes OR Original Pancakes (1 Fueling)
1/4 tsp baking powder (1/2 condiment)
1/4 cup water


Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the soft bake mix with ONE of the pancake mixes. Add baking powder and water stirring until combined. Divide batter into two brownie trays or muffin tins and bake for 18 minutes or until done. 

This makes a total of 2 servings, 1 cake per meal
 Each meal has 1/4 Condiment and 1 Fueling

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