Oct 24, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes

I love pancakes! However, in the first year of my diagnosis of Celiac Disease I gained over 15 pounds.  I was so focused on food and what I could or couldn't eat that it became an obsession.  I always felt deprived so I would double, sometimes triple up on the foods the foods that I could eat.  I stayed away from pancakes for a long time because I could eat and eat and never feel full.  Till I started running. I always loved to run but somewhere along the line, I fell in love with running.  So I began to eat foods that were higher in protein and lower in fat. Now, let me remind you I am a glutton.  I didn't decrease my intake, but I thought it was genius, "I could eat anything I want if I just keep running." Well, eventually I realized that I wasn't happy with my weight and I had to change.  I started eating pancakes again but I figured out a way to increase satiety....that's just a nice way to say, stay fuller longer.