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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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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Dietary Pumpkin Muffins – Perfect For Thanksgiving


Dietary Pumpkin Muffins - Perfect For Thanksgiving
Dietary Pumpkin Muffins – Perfect For Thanksgiving

Although it’s gray weather outside lately, our ”BeLite Sky” is quite the opposite! We hope that our recipe for colorful orange pumpkin muffins will evoke a beautiful GOLDEN autumn in your homes.  Especially, since this tasty vegetable has so many advantages.

Remember, always choose pumpkins with an intense orange color – they are the most valuable. These muffins also contain vitamin A, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and magnesium. If you are following a particularly low-calorie diet, the good news for you is they are only 28 calories per 100g.

Ingredients (recipe for 6 pieces)

1 3/4 Cup Raw pumpkin (Hokkaido variety works best)
3 eggs
1/3 Cup Coconut flakes
1/3 Cup Coconut flour
1 1/4 Tablespoon Cocoa
1oz Chopped Dark Chocolate
Half Teaspoon of spices (mincemeat)
Flat teaspoon of cinnamon
Half teaspoon of baking powder

Preparation:

1. Peel the pumpkin, cut into small cubes, and mash in a blender.

2. Add the eggs and keep mixing until smooth

3. Put the rest of the ingredients and mix until combined.

4. Toss in the coconut flakes and pour into muffin molds. Be sure to sprinkle some on top for decoration.

5. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. It may seem that the top of the muffins is not baked, but after cooling in the refrigerator they will solidify and the melted chocolate will solidify too.

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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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Candy for Weight Loss? It’s Possible!


Candy. Is it the forbidden fructose or a weight loss tool? The answer may surprise you.

According to a study by a nonprofit organization dedicated to researching food and the body, people who eat candy actually have a lower Body Mass Index (BMI) than people who steer clear of the sugary stuff.

Pretty sweet, isn't it?

But before you hop in the car and head to the grocery store to raid the candy section, there are three things you need to know. 

Why it works

Candy for Weight Loss? It's Possible! You’re probably thinking that eating candy to lose weight goes against everything you’ve ever read in a magazine or seen on Oprah.

And you’re probably right. There’s not a doctor in the Land of Oz who would prescribe candy as a weight-loss supplement.

But what if it’s not viewed as a supplement? What if, instead, candy is seen as an easy way to fend off cravings, a little emotional lift in the midst of dieting or a reward? What if, instead of turning to a brownie or ice cream drizzled in fudge when you’re craving sweets or feeling stressed or celebrating a great day at the office, you ate a low calorie candy bar?

That, the researchers suspect, is how the people with the lower BMIs use candy as a weight loss/management tool.

Eating Candy Is Possible for Weight Loss Not every candy qualifies as a weight-loss tool

Some candies are better for you than others—remember when researchers discovered that dark chocolate was good for your heart/brain/blood sugar? It was big, big news. 

Well since then, the “healthier” candy selection has grown by leaps and bounds. Organic gummy worms are made without high-fructose corn syrup are a healthier alternative. Chocolate pieces made with natural peanut butter provide muscle-building protein. And certain kinds of jelly beans can actually provide a day’s worth of Vitamin C.

Moderation is still the key

As with anything—whether it’s “good” or “bad” for you—moderation is the key. If you’re planning to mix healthier candy into your diet as a weight loss tool, don’t overdo it.

Try to limit yourself to one serving one time a day.