How To Fight The Craving For Sweets


Cravings for sweets can come at any time. Usually the symptom is a simple drop in blood glucose levels, however if the sudden craving for a sweet snack appears too frequently it could be a sign of sugar addiction leading to serious metabolic diseases. Today we’re going to share with you some clever tricks how to naturally reduce your craving for sweet snacks.

  • One of the most important rules is to drink water REGULARLY. Make sure to have the right amount of it in your diet. Water will help your body regulate the hunger and satisfaction center in the brain.
  • Learn to use healthy substitutes. Once in a while, a piece of dark chocolate or dried figs instead of a milkshake or fruit cake will certainly not hurt you. Consumed once in a while, natural delights will satisfy your sweet desire. In addition. Those snacks are not full of empty calories. A square of dark chocolate is rich in magnesium, potassium and iron.
  • Wash your teeth… that’s right you read this right 😉 It really helps. However crazy it sounds, a fresh mouth makes us not want to destroy the feeling, so … we do not eat as much with fresh breath.
  • Carefully read the labels of the products you buy. Sugar is also added in various hidden forms. Sucrose, fructose, sodium glutamate are also enemies of our healthy diet. Also, be careful with xylitol, mannitol and erythritol, which are healthy sugar substitutes. We advise you to reach for pure natural monk fruit – considered to be the healthiest alternative.
  • Start using a simple trick – if you want a sweet cookie or a candy bar, first reach for water and a vegetable like carrots and celery.
  • The scent of vanilla also suppresses the feeling of hunger. If you don’t like its taste in food, buy vanilla oil and spray it over in your home.
  • If you are a coffee fan, we have good news for you. A cup of coffee will surely help you when you suddenly feel like something sweet.
  • Do not keep sweets within vision. Keep them hidden or take them out of the house at all.
  • Finally: Don’t give up.
    It may seem impossible to cut sugar, but as time goes on your taste buds will adapt to this new eating style.

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Easy Low Carb Buns- Perfect For Your Breakfast


Buns are with us in our diet invariably. As children a handful of rolls could satisfy our hunger. We eat sandwiches for lunch, rolls for breakfast, and every burger has a bun. It is a convenient and tasty product. However, it is generally quite caloric.

Today we would like to show you that you don’t have to give up on tasty buns at all. We have a great & healthy recipe for your favorite roll. Also, the best thing is that 25 minutes will be totally enough and you can enjoy taste this really delicious and wholesome buns right now.

The recipe prepares about 4 small or 3 bigger buns

Wet Ingredients :

  • 1 egg (important to rest at room temperature)
  • 3 egg whites, also at room temperature
  • ¼ cup hot water

Dry Ingredients :

  • 1/4 cup of almond flour
  • 1/4 cup of coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp psyllium husk powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    seeds for topping (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, I recommend the – ‘Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend’ from Trader Joes.

Steps :

  • Preheat the oven to 356 Fahrenheit.
  • First mix all your dry ingredients. Then put all ingredients (dry and wet) into a food processor and mix until smooth. Don’t over-mix the dough though 😉
  • Let mixture sit for a while ( 5 min)
  • Separate the dough into 3 or 4 equal portions and form buns.
  • Place the buns on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with seeds of choice and bake for around 25 minutes.

Enjoy your healthy delicious buns 🙂

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Valentine Dining


The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach – although this is an old saying no one can deny the importance of food. This Valentine’s Day couples are more happy to share a romantic dinner for the other half and indulge in sweet desserts.

It is not without reason that this holiday of lovers is famous for delicacies made of…. chocolate. Thanks to the cocoa (so the more, the better!) chocolate is an aphrodisiac that is rich in stimulating phenylethylamine (which quickly releases endorphins) and theobromine, or caffeine, that increases activity and strengthen.

Probably a lot of you think, what, if I am on a diet? Don’t worry, we have some great Valentine snack suggestions for you to prepare that will be perfect for your next romantic evening. These are all tasty AND healthy!

Don’t forget that savory & healthy food is one of the best gifts that you can give to your loved one. These ideas are delicious and full of aphrodisiacs that will stimulate your evening. 😊

So let’s start the compositions of potential plates

  • Chocolate is one of the best Valentine’s aphrodisiacs. And yes ! You can still be on the diet and use this wonderful ingredient to make your valentine dessert. You just have to make sure to use real chocolate without too much sugar. One effective idea for sweets are chocolate covered strawberries. You only need a half cup of melted dark chocolate with two tablespoons of coconut oil and some sweetener of your choice. One of our favorites for example is made from monk fruit and of course the strawberries are sweet too. Now dip them in the melted chocolate and voilà the dessert is ready 🙂
  • A bowl of natural forest fruit like berries will also be perfect. They taste great and are simply very healthy! Rich in vitamins, minerals, macronutrients and micronutrients fruits are always the best.
  • Slices of ham and meats with cheese are also great because they contain a lot of protein which are useful for rebuilding and strengthening.
  • Mixed cheese platter. Parmesan Gorgonzola, and Ricotta are the the most recommended. Parmesan lowers blood pressure and also is low in calories. Gorgonzola is characterized by low cholesterol levels. Ricotta thanks to light texture and relatively high moisture content, is one of the least caloric cheeses.
  • Of course, don’t let your Valentine’s plate be without your favorite nuts. They are so full of benefits that we do not need to stress their health properties.

As all of you can see there are plenty of ideas out there and we hope you will use some these options for your Valentines day.

We wish all our readers a lot of love.

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Full Harmony – Half Weight


Simply having a messy apartment can make it much more difficult to keep to a diet. Disorder itself causes stress, which can easily lead to worse food choices and more snacking throughout the day. Our food choices are more likely to receive lower-quality meals when we are anxious.

But order in the apartment is not enough. To make our diet more effective it is also very important to maintain a clean mind with internal peace and harmony.  Soul order is a very important element in the weight loss process.

Emotions often drive overeating and the end result is often the same. The happiness of eating is temporary and the emotions return. Afterwards there is the additional burden of guilt for setting stepping back from the intended weight-loss goal. This often starts the unhealthy cycle all over again with emotions triggering overeating.

So when negative emotions threaten to trigger emotional eating, here are some steps you can use to control your cravings.

YOU Time. Try to relax

For example, listen to your favorite music or do some yoga and stretching

Have a hunger reality check.

Is your hunger physical or emotional? If you ate just a few hours ago and don’t have a rumbling stomach, you’re probably not hungry. Give the craving time to pass.

Get support.

You’re more likely to give in to emotional eating if you lack a good supportive network. Lean on family and friends or consider joining a social group.

Fight boredom. 

Instead of snacking when you’re not hungry, distract yourself and substitute a healthier behavior. Take a walk, watch a movie, play with your dog, read etc.

Hopefully some of you are now surprised to understand how keeping order can help us with our weight goals. Now after reading this article we hope it will be easier for you to motivate yourself, starting from the inside 🙂

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Tricks for Reducing Food Portions


There are many tricks used by restaurants, supermarkets and advertising specialists to manipulate us that we can turn to our advantage. Here are some ways to help you cut down your portions and help keep you losing weight.

1 Out of sight, out of mind.

Hide sweet and salty snacks somwhere that is harder for you to reach. Also, do not leave kitchenware for quick cooking, such as a toaster or cutting board, on the kitchen counter. Keeping cookies within reach and within your sight will increase snacking and will not allow you to focus on preparing your healthy dinner.

2. Smaller plate is a key

Smaller plates can cut your servings by almost a third. A tall and narrow glass will do the same it will allow you to drink for example less wine Thanks to this, you will reduce the amount of calories consumed.

3. Cook and eat at home!

You will eat fewer calories and snacks throughout the day if you prepare your meals at home. Going to restaurants frequently or eating out quickly can increase the amount of calories you eat. Your brain relaxes in a restaurant and it is very easy to stop controlling what you decide to put on your plate.

4. Avoid the TV while eating

It has long been known that while watching TV we automatically tend to eat more. The more exciting a program you turn on, the greater the risk that you will eat a really large portion. If you decide to eat in front of the TV, measur your consumption and try to use healthy snacks!

5. Don’t be afraid of your bathroom scale

Check your body weight weekly can help you to lose pounds.

6. Take care of your mood

Remember that the more you laugh and the better mood you have, the less wrong culinary choices you will make. We are much more indulgent with high-calorie foods when we are tired or stressed.

7. Never shopping hungry

I think we have all probably made this mistake and purchased a lot of tasty things that we regretted afterwards.

8. A clean house will help

Take care about your home and workplace, it will probably be much easier for you to cope with everyday temptations. More about this in the next article 😉

We really hope that our tricks will help you keep your body and mind healthy. If you have some other ideas about how to help yourself on your weight loss journey please be sure to share them with us!

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More Than Just Keto Ice Cream: ChocoMint


ChocoMint Keto Ice Cream

Summer is in full swing ! The weather really pampers us, we would like to say, the sun is exceptionally gracious this season. During the hot days, we are desperately looking for the best ideas to cool ourselves down. Like always BeLite is on alert and knows one trick that is really quite good. This will not only cool you down but also offers a great taste that will put a huge smile on your face. It will definitely make sure that your scorching concern will be a stranger to you now forever. Our new summer recipe will conquer your heart but not your weight, so don’t worry, and get ready for culinary delight that you will surely love.

First of all, the process of making ice cream can seem very difficult but it is not. You only need five ingredients and maybe a little patience because the freezing process still takes its sweet time… the sun is beating down on us so lets go ahead!

Here’s what we need :

1 1/4 cups of Heavy Cream

1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

1/2 Teaspoon of Mint Extract

3 Egg Yolks

1/4 Cup of Erythritol (or equivalent of your favorite non-caloric sweetener)

1 1/2 Tablespoons of Cocoa Powder

Preparation :

Heat the heavy cream and vanilla in a saucepan over low heat until simmering, remove from the heat and allow to cool to around to room temperature.

Whisk the egg yolks with the erythritol until the yolks are pale yellow, add the cocoa and mix well.

Whisk half a cup of the warm cream mixture into the eggs, then add the remaining cream and whisk well. It is very important to make sure the cream is only warm and not hot. If the cream is too hot it can cook the eggs and make the ice cream chunky!

Next pour the mix back into the saucepan and place over low heat while stirring continuously to thicken. Make sure to keep the heat low, you don’t want to scramble the eggs. This step can take up to 20 minutes. The custard will be ready when the mixture coats the back of a spoon.

Pour the custard mixture it into a serving container and place in the fridge to help it cool down before freezing. Stir this mixture every ten minutes. Depending on the size of your container it can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour to completely chill.

If you have an ice cream machine pour the cold custard inside and let the machine work its magic. When the ice cream is the proper consistency of soft-serve pour it into a container and place it in the freezer. You will have delicious ice cream very soon! If you don’t have a machine you can just keep freezing the chilled custard and it will still be ice cream! But be sure to stir it every fifteen minutes as it freezes for best enjoyment.

Enjoy and stay cool.

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Guac & Cucumbers: Keto Style


The weather is getting warmer and that means avocado season is beginning to bloom! Instead of turning to tacos our team at BeLiteWeight would like to offer this tasty keto-friendly recipe for flavor bursting guacamole.

Just Four Ingredients!

2 Ripe Avocados

½ Cup of Chunky Salsa  (Without The Chip!)

¼ TSP Red Pepper Sauce

1 Thinly Sliced Cucumber

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Obesity & Walking: The First Step


Too many people do not exercise because they believe that working out must equal long hours spent at the gym putting yourself through excruciating pain. However the benefits of just stepping outside your front door and leaving your home for a few minutes are staggering! Here are just a few reasons to walk more!

#1 – Greater Benefit for Obese

For those struggling with obesity these effects are even more amplified! At a power-walking speed of 4.5 miles per hour a 185 lb person would burn about 65 more calories per hour than a 155 lb person!

#2 – It’s Easy!

While walking may be troublesome for a select few, when compared to other forms of exercise such as running power walking is low-impact and minimally stressful on the body. Just start with a five minute walk and add two minutes every week!

#3 – More YOU time!

The time you spend walking is an opportunity for you to put on your headphones and jam out to your favorite tracks or listen to an audiobook.

#4 – The American Lifestyle

Americans take fewer steps than adults in Australia Switzerland and Japan which all have less issues with obesity and heart disease. Our lifestyle choices in America are not good for our bodies!

#5 – 50% Reduction of Select Diseases

High energy walking for 2-4 hours a week reduced the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome by 50 percent!

The 2008 CDC Physical Activity Guidelines recommends 30 minutes per day of moderate activity or 15 minutes per day of vigorous exercise. The BeLiteWeight team would like to challenge you to meet their standards!

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Happy Birthday Dr. Rod!


With big smiles the BeLiteWeight Family celebrated Dr. Rodriguez’ birthday this past weekend! Having performed thousands of bariatric surgeries this exceptional man is highly honored within the international surgical weight loss industry and deeply loved by his own community as well. Just look at some of the comments from his patients! Thank you so much for everything you do Rod, & happy birthday again!

Here are some of the touching messages from his patients! He should be so proud!

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Blended Cheese Crisps


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These keto friendly blended cheese crisps are extremely delicious while also very simple to make! Cheese is known to be a good source of protein that can also help suppress hunger so this recipe is a great snack idea to curb your cravings in between meals.

All you need to enjoy are these five items!

Ingredients

1 1/1 Cups of Shredded Mozzarella

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1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan

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4 Green Onions

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1 Teaspoon of Chili Powder & Black Pepper 

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Three Easy Steps

1 Put Mozzarella in to Colander and shake to separate smaller and larger shreds

2 Very thinly slice the green onions and add to the cheese along with chili powder and pepper (to taste)

3 Spray skillet with cooking spray and cook for 60 to 90 seconds until golden brown on medium/high heat

 

Remember to let it cool down and crispen up before you enjoy! 

 

*This recipe has been modified from pilcookbooks "Keto Recipes: More than 40 quick and easy favorites"  and is 100 percent keto friendly!

 

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