Sometimes your cravings mean your body needs a certain nutrient.
Try decoding your cravings before giving in to temptation.
Make your mom proud and eat your veggies first.
Remember, you can’t eat dessert unless you’ve finished your vegetables. Have you had at least 4 servings today?
Comment with your favorite vegetable dish!
Crispy Rice Candy
- 2 cups dry roasted peanuts
- 2 pounds white chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 2 cups crispy rice cereal
- In a large bowl, combine cereal, peanuts, marshmallows and peanut butter.
- Stir until evenly mixed.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, or in a double boiler, cook chocolate until melted.
- Stir occasionally until chocolate is smooth.
- Stir chocolate into cereal mixture.
- Mixture will be slightly runny.
- Drop by tablespoons onto waxed paper.
- Let set until firm, 2 hours.
- Store in an airtight container.
Lets be honest, at some point you’re really going to want to cave and eat some candy. But what if you try making your own dessert and eating that instead? Store bought Popsicles and candies contain artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners that spike your blood sugar and lead to weight gain. This recipe, on the other hand, is made with organic, Greek yogurt, and fresh fruit. Servings: 6
Here’s what you need…
- 2 cups organic, vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 orange, peeled and seeded
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
- 1 teaspoon agave nectar/raw honey or stevia
- Fill the bottom 1/3 of each Popsicle mold with yogurt. Freeze for 15 minutes.
- In a high-speed blender, combine the orange, pineapple and agave nectar. Blend on high speed for a full minute.
- Fill the remaining space in each mold with the orange mixture. Freeze until solid.
Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 76 calories, 0 fat, 10mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, and 3g protein.
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Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind will work some of the time, but it may be that at other times you need a larger scale intervention.
When I’m avoiding a craving I often resort to distraction.
Some of my favorite techniques include
- calling a friend
- amusing myself on facebook
- going for a quick walk/doing a brief burst of exercise
- drinking water
- drinking hot tea
- if I’m truly hungry eating something healthy like Fruit
Have you ever noticed that if you don’t see something you think about it less often?
Try keeping your Halloween candy tucked away in a cupboard or drawer. If you know your colleague has some on her desk, avoid her desk. If you’re able to, get a family member to find a safe space for the candy. (And promise you won’t go hunting for it.)
To help abstain from indulging in candy keep the candy out of sight. If you really are hungry reach for something healthy-
your body will thank you.
If you cut out just two snack size candy bars during the 30 Days of Candy (the month surrounding Halloween where candy is available just about everywhere you turn) you would save yourself anywhere from 1-2lbs of body fat!
The average snack sized candy bar is anywhere from 85 to 100 calories. This means that just two “fun” treats once a day for only twenty days could result in a 1 pound body fat gain.
Is the candy worth the weight gain? You decide.
My guess though-if you are reading this page- is that you are interested in looking and feeling your best. If that is the case, why not seek out a healthier alternative as often as possible?
“Fun” Facts about Halloween Favorites
Snickers Snack Size: 72 calories, 4 grams of fat
Twizzlers: 133 calories and 1 gram of fat for 4 teeny-tiny pieces
Butterfinger Snack Size: 100 calories and 4 grams of fat
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup: 80 calories and 4.5 grams of fat
Milky Way Snack Size: 77 calories and 3 grams of fat
Decide, then do…
No need to say “no” to Halloween, instead say “no” to over consumption.
Decide what you want to do (eat the candy, don’t eat the candy…) and then stick to it!
You are in control.