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STOP THE CRAVINGS! Top Tricks to Prevent Junk Food Cravings
Just plain porridge, like the organic type, is the way to go-stay clear of the instant, sweetened variety if you can. You want to be the person controlling what goes into your system, so although oats might be very plain in terms of flavour you can jazz them up with fruit, nuts and some of the berries listed below. Don’t add sugar!
The Science: The soluble fibre in causes a slow energy release, keeping your metabolism running at a nice steady pace – perfect for fat loss. It also helps to reduce blood cholesterol levels and flush out bad fatty acids. Oats have been proven to prevent heart disease and colon cancer-the perfect food to help you get a flat stomach!
Careful with the quantity, as nuts are a fatty food, but the type that can help you burn body fat. Full on monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, nuts are great for a light snack and incorporating them into your diet will help you stop craving junk. Stick with the raw nuts, like Almonds or Walnuts, and stay away from salted or dry roasted varieties.
The Science: Although nuts are loaded with fat, this fat is healthy fat. Furthermore, nuts are packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre and protein which are all vital for controlling blood sugar level and encouraging fat loss. They maintain fat-burning hormones and help make you feel full, which does wonders for your appetite.
(Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Cranberries etc) – Not only are berries a good way to add interest to your morning porridge, but you can add them into things like salad and shakes or pop them into a natural yoghurt for a delicious fat busting snack.
The Science: Berries are a natural source of dietary fibre, which helps slow your carbohydrate absorption, controls blood sugar levels and prevents the insulin spikes that can cause your body to store fat. Berries are also packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, all of this with low calories – a real flab fighter! Get fresh or frozen berries; the tinned ones have way too much added sugar.
We are talking about organic free-range eggs here, which are easy to find these days. A lot of people associate eggs with cholesterol-but organic free range eggs have no affect on blood cholesterol and the essential fatty acids in the yolk are essential and indeed quite excellent (eggs-ellent?) for fat burning.
The Science: Eggs contain iron, zinc, phosphorus, thiamin, B6, folate, and B12, and panthothenic acid. But you’ll actually find that 90% of these nutrients are found in the yolk, so it’s important to eat whole eggs. In addition, the yolks contain ALL of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K in the egg, as well as ALL of the essential fatty acids. Also, the protein of whole eggs is easier to digest than egg whites alone, due to a more balanced amino acid profile that the yolks help to build.