3 Simple Foods To Curb the Cravings

Do you ever get hungry at obscene hours during the afternoon and late at night? Yeah, me too. I’m a victim. Growing up, I didn’t really understand that. I thought I had a some sort of problem and no one ever taught me about how to eat properly to not have that happen.

I’m sharing my today, 3 simple foods to curb the cravings. These are foods you probably already have in your house, and if not, please go get them!

#1 Apples

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I thought this was rather interesting and I’m sharing it. The article link is on SOURCE down below.

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

“Avoid extra visits to your doctor due to unbalanced blood sugar. Soluble fiber in apples, called pectin, reduces the amount of sugar and calories that’s absorbed into the bloodstream after a meal. That’s good news for folks who want to prevent type 2 diabetes, but it also makes apples one of the best snacks for dieters. Apple pectin prevents spikes in blood sugar that lead to increased fat storage. It will help you avoid the blood sugar “crash” that leaves you craving more food.

How long it will keep me satiated?
Apple pectin can keep you full for 1-2 hours.


When should I eat it?

Eat an apple before or after a meal to help keep you full faster and longer, or between meals to help keep blood sugar balanced. Consider adding apple pectin powder to yogurt, porridge/oatmeal or shakes.”

SOURCE

#2 Bell Pepper

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The fiber in bell peppers will help you get that fullness you’re looking for when you need something to help you curb those cravings.

There’s a thing called, Leptin. Ever heard of it? Well, in case you haven’t, Leptin is a hormone that is secreted from fat cells. It helps you know when you need to eat and when to stop eating. It does A LOT. Specifically, it helps to give you that feeling of fullness. When you overeat you can overtime deplete your leptin levels and therefore, the problem turns to constantly overeating and you don’t have the leptin to tell you to stop!

Bell peppers are one of my favorite foods to help restore the leptin. Even Zuzana from ZuzkaLight talks about it in her video here! Check it out to understand it more!

#3 Coconut Oil

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I love coconut oil! I put it on EVERYTHING (that I can)

One reason I love coconut oil, is that it kills those sugar cravings. Seriously, take a spoonful of coconut oil and just eat it. You’ll be fine. You might want to drink some water afterward…

Facts:

  • Coconut oil is made up of medium-chain fatty acids (triglycerides). These acids produce a lot of health benefits. Coconut oil is a source of instant energy…much like sugar. But coconut oil doesn’t produce that insulin spike in your bloodstream. Saves you from the slump!
  • It feels you up rather quickly…its kinda magical.
  • Helps you lose weight! (WHAT!?) Yes. It is because of the medium-chain fatty acids in the oil. These acids are transported directly to the liver, promoting “thermogenesis” which increases the body’s metabolism. Just look into more if you are a little unsure here. I’ve been studying this for quite a long time and I always make sure I get my coconut oil in everyday. YUM

So what do you think? Do you take any of these foods daily?

Questions:

  • What’s your favorite vegetable?
  • What’s your favorite fruit?

Fire? Just Kidding

So for the past couple of days, its been really cold, so we decided to have a fire in the fireplace.

Well, my parents were leaving and saw the smoke on the outside of the house coming out like as if there was a fire in the upper part of the chimney. So, just to be on the safe side, my dad called the fire department.

Oh dear.

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Horrible phone photo, but still…you see why he called?

Well, for some reason, when its really cold the smoke will look like it isn’t coming out right. But it was. False alarm I guess.

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Awkward.

It’s always weird to have fire trucks come to the neighborhood and stop at a house because, naturally, your neighbors are like, “Oh lookie over there, I wonder what’s going on! Oh my goodness”

And so, it happened to us.

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This morning I rolled out of bed motivated! Anyone else? Plus I had a beautiful view this morning…

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Breakfast

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Instead of 2 boiled eggs, my taste buds decided to go towards some scrambled eggs in coconut oil. And I have to eat some sort of carb in the morning so I got a handful of my favorite crackers. Completely gluten free and full of the best grains/seeds like quinoa, amaranth, chia, flax..etc.

And of course, a big ole cup of coffee. Gotta have my coffee.

And this morning, if you follow me on instagram, you already saw this picture…

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And you also know that I’m excited to only have 9 more days of school left. Andddd I just noticed I have my ring on my left hand. Weird. Definitely supposed to be on my right hand.

Lunch

I had 1 small potato and a leftover salmon cake…and skipped out on the spinach because I knew I was having a big salad tonight. And this was simple…I like simple lunches.

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I came home and ate a snack thinking I was going to go for a run ASAP…but I had some stuff to catch up on and have postponed my run to tonight. Gonna get it done though!

I did have some delicious tea and would like to share with you. You have to get these two teas. They are perfect together. Mix in some stevia and you are so set with a scrumptious cup of tea.

orange and green tea(FYI, the orange tea makes the tea reddish-pink, not brown like it looks in the picture)

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Dinner

Salad! With leftover sautéed chicken, some chopped veggies, and some sautéed broccoli.

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And my mom made croissants with chicken in them, but…they aren’t exactly clean. So I had a small one. I used to eat these a lot as a kid, but I really don’t care for them as much because white dough doesn’t seem to appealing to me anymore.

Anyone else out there completely change your outlook on bread? I rarely eat bread with gluten in it but when I do, its always whole wheat and everyone once in a while.

That’s all I got! Gonna go get my run in! #sweatsesh

XOXO Audrey

Coconut Oil

I love coconut oil.

We have went through 3 of these big jars of organic coconut oil since November…we go through them like crazy…

So I thought I would share some of my favorite recipes and ideas that use coconut oil!

1) Scramble my eggs with it!

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2) Make the Purely Twins’ pumpkin french toast waffles with it.

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3) Instead of olive oil, I can use coconut oil for my homemade popcorn!

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4) Sautee my vegetables with

5) Caramelize apples with: Here’s where I got the idea

6) If I have dry skin (hello, its winter) I will take a little bit of CO and rub it into my skin. Does the job.

I use coconut oil all the time and I just want to say that I love the health benefits. It is the best stuff ever. If you want to know the health benefits of coconut oil…

READ this. Its really amazing that something like that can do so much! Smile Makes me happy.

Tell me some of your favorite coconut oil recipes, I would love to know if any one has some good ones!!!

And Averie Cooks is giving away some coconut oil today! And she also shares 10 of her favorite recipes with coconut oil. Check it out! ❤

XOXO

Questions:

  • Do you eat/use coconut oil?