Aug 20th, 2014
Author: Michael Marsh
By now long time readers know we’ve established it’s not the specific diet or workout routine that transforms us, but changing unhealthy choices to healthy ones in a world relentlessly pressuring us to do the opposite.
So the question isn’t what diet or workout do we do, but rather how do we successfully make the change?
Last week I explained why my number one tip was to make things as easy as possible [if you missed that article it’s here].
My number two tip is not remove, but replace.
Meaning don’t try to remove food so you’re hungry, just replace it with a healthy version that doesn’t spike your insulin and put you in fat storage mode.
For example, this morning for breakfast, I could have had donuts, a fat storing “health food” or I could have tried to go hungry.
Instead, I had left over take out stir fried chicken and cashews. Why? Because I didn’t feel like cooking, I don’t like going hungry, and I really like cashews.
If the idea is up there, you need to get it out of your head that a healthy “diet” needs to be somehow structured with counting, measuring, or filled with complex rules. [You can look around and see just how well "collective solution" diets are working for everyone.]
Instead, make things as easy as possible by removing your processed and manufactured foods and replacing them with your favorite natural foods.
Until you get this down, it’s really not going to matter what else you do, know, or buy.
I know what you may be thinking… “What about all the unhealthy foods I like?”
The good news is, there’s a healthy version of just about any treat you can think of. Friend and colleague Kelley Herring has a great resource filled with fat burning versions of brownies, cookies, cheesecake – you name it.
This is a great way to combine my top two tips; you’re making things easy by not trying to give up delicious treats and deserts, and you’re removing unhealthy foods and replacing them with healthy ones.
To your health, success, and freedom, and may God bless,
P.S. Below are the two healthy chocolate recipes I promised, and that link to Kelly’s Guilt Free Desserts is here.
No Bake Chocolate Coconut Cookies
- 1 cup raisins 2 oz (60g)
- raw walnuts 1 Ib (500g) coconut / desiccated
- 2 tablespoons good quality cocoa [organic non alkalized is best]
1. Blend coconut until a thick liquid. 2. Blend in cocoa until well mixed (a few seconds.) 3. Add nuts and raisins and blend until roughly chopped (A few seconds.) 4. Spoon into two 12 patty pan trays. 5. Refrigerate for half an hour. 6. Turn out. (You may need to carefully hold tray on top of sink of hot water for a few seconds to loosen.) Keep in sealed container in fridge.
Healthy Peanut Butter Cups
- 1 scoop chocolate peanut butter casein protein.
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup unsweetened milk of your choice [flax is a great choice]
- 1 tablespoon all-natural peanut butter
1. Mix together first 6 ingredients in a bowl.
2. Spray a mug with nonstick cooking spray and fill with batter.
3. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 30 seconds.
Top with 1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter. The peanut butter will melt because the protein is hot; or, you can put it back in the microwave for 15 more seconds. Allow to cool. Yummy!
Again, for more natural, fat burning, and gluten free treats like these, read more about Guilt Free Desserts Here. [Kelley - The Healing Gourmet - is also throwing in several other healthy recipe books for free!]
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