Drop 5 lbs! Tips and Tricks to Try Today

Go Nuts for Breakfast

Did you know that adding peanut butter or peanuts to breakfast helped heavy women feel fuller and have fewer cravings for 8 to 12 hours afterwards? Well it does! TESTIMONY!!!!!

Peanuts/peanut butter may help steady blood sugar levels while boosting satiety hormones. Add them to breakfast r a later meal. Make sure you measure a 2-tbsp. serving. It packs 190 calories.

Here’s some appetizing recipes sure to please your tummy and your appetite! Enjoy!

Fruity Parfait

Mix 6 oz of plain nonfat greek yogurt with 1 tbsp. of peanut butter

Top with 1/2 c. of thawed, frozen raspberries, and a tbsp. of peanuts.

(280 calories)

 

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What is toxic food?

TOXIC food is any food that is manufactured with additives, preservatives, and artificial ingredients.

TOXIC food effects:

Depress the immune system

Weight gain

Excite the nervous system

Slow down the digestive tract

Examples of TOXIC food:

1. Animal foods-processed meats, eggs, dairy products, meat and fish

2. White flour products-pastas, breads, breakfast cereals, cakes etc…

3. Refined white sugar products-candy bars, soda, packaged snacks, and other sweets

4. Refined salt- table salt

 

 

Hawaiian Breakfast Smoothie

 

Ingredients:

Handful of dark leafy greens (spinach, kale, collards)

1/2 cup almond milk

1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

1/4 cup fresh pineapple pieces or pineapple juice

1/4 cup fresh or frozen mango

1 frozen banana

1/8 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a powerful blender and process until creamy

 

STAY AWAY from artificial sweeteners!

Artificial sweeteners (© Getty Images)

Your brain is neither fooled by nor pleased with artificial sweeteners

Your brain isn’t thrilled by your attempts to trick it with artificial sweeteners, and it’s making you want more sugar as punishment. At least, that’s what a new study from the Yale School of Medicine is suggesting, which scientists are hoping will explain why obesity rates have continued to rise even as artificial sweeteners have become more prevalent.

The theory is that your brain doesn’t release as much dopamine when it recognizes artificial sweetener, which is why aspartame and other sugar substitutes can actually make some people feel hungrier — your brain literally refuses to acknowledge that you’re full.

Study leader Ivan de Araujo told Nature World News that he hopes the findings will lead to a “happy medium” that involves “combining sweeteners with minimal amounts of sugar.” Our brains have to ruin everything, don’t they? LOL

Check out this link for more info: http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/4104/20130923/why-eating-artificial-sweeteners-wont-help-lose-weight.htm

 

15 Food that Boost Your Metabolism

I love finding images like this! They are colorful and informative. Some of these foods if not all have multiple benefits as well. Do some research on them, you will be suprised!

Disclaimed: Too much soy consumption can cause cancer.

Oatmeal is the best breakfast ever!

Green tea and grapefruit help you eliminate fat.

Beans and turkey are high in protein.

Just to name a few

 

 

Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

I’m loving this peanut butter yogurt dip that I found on Pinterest.

Mix one 5.3 ounce package of vanilla Greek yogurt

2 tbsp peanut butter

1 tbsp honey and

a dash of cinnamon

Stir it up

You can dip apples, bananas, crackers or even veggies if  you want…it’s better than Nutella. Seriously, I could just eat it with a spoon.

The best part…this makes about 5 servings that are only 60 calories each. I’m also loving that I figured out how to keep apple slices from turning brown!

Slice, soak in cold water for about 5 minutes

Then soak in lemon-lime soda  and put in single serving bags. So much cheaper than buying apple slices at the grocery store! Enjoy

 

 

Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza II Recipe

 
1 (18 ounce) packagerefrigerated sugar cookie dough

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

2 cups sliced fresh strawberries

1/2 cup white sugar

1 pinch salt

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/2 cup orange juice

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 cup water

1/2 teaspoon orange zest

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Slice cookie dough and arrange on greased pizza pan, overlapping edges. Press dough flat into pan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, soften cream cheese, then fold in the whipped topping. Spread over cooled crust. You can chill for a while at this point, or continue by arranging the fruit.
  3. Begin with strawberries, sliced in half. Arrange in a circle around the outside edge. Continue with fruit of your choice, working towards the middle. If bananas are used, dip them in lemon juice so they don’t darken. Then make a sauce to spoon over fruit.
  4. In a saucepan, combine sugar, salt, corn starch, orange juice, lemon juice and water. Cook and stir over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 or 2 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat, and add grated orange rind. Allow to cool, but not set up. Spoon over fruit. Chill for two hours, then cut into wedges and serve.