The Cure For Cravings

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In the real world, losing weight and getting in shape take more than just learning about nutrition and exercise. There are a multitude of lifestyle habits that can affect how many calories you burn in a day. So you must also learn to deal with everyday issues that can prevent you from maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Starting today, I’ll share my Laws to Living Lean, which are my own secrets to a healthy lifestyle. Today, we’ll begin with the Law Of Living Lean: Seek Substitutions For What You Crave.

It is unrealistic to think you won’t be tempted to overindulge in your favorite sugary, salty, or fatty snack foods. But you can be prepared by having healthy substitutions available.

Replace addictive foods with other options. Sometimes it is simply a certain texture that we seek. If you love crunchy chips with ranch dressing, try crunchy celery or sweet peppers with hummus. If you are in the mood for candy, try fruit with a little protein and healthy fat for satiety (ie: apple with almond butter). A berry-based smoothie with a drop of flaxseed oil may do the trick.

Follow the 10 percent rule

If you can find healthier substitutes for your cravings 90 percent of the time, feel free to indulge in your favorite foods the other 10 percent of the time.

The truth is that no food is totally bad. It is all in how much you eat. I eat dark chocolate occasionally, but I prefer to have it when I’m away from home. I don’t keep it in my kitchen because that is too much temptation. When you reach your ideal weight, part of maintaining your new body will entail knowing when to allow yourself a small portion of a favorite food and when you should seek a substitution instead. ReShape will get you attuned to your body in a way that makes this decision easy.

Protein Flipjack Recipe

(courtesy of MM Fitness UK)

Protein Flipjack Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 C rolled oats
1/2 C milk
1/3 C almond butter
1/4 C Vanilla protein powder
1 Tbsp honey

Directions:

1. Place the rolled oats and protein in a mixing bowl
2. Add milk and almond butter and mix together until evenly mixed
3. Add honey and stir evenly through mixture
4. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper and touch of Coconut oil upon the paper,
5. Spread mixture onto paper between 1/2 inch – 1 inch thickness
6. Cool in fridge for 30-45 minutes.
7. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
8. Cook for 10-12 minutes in oven,
9. Remove from the oven and slice into portions and leave to cool.

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