raw chocolate tart with fresh strawberries

anonymous asked:

how do i cut out the unhealthy foods in my life? i told myself i would eat healthy today and i started off really great and then it all fell apart and i had a bunch of nutella and caramel corn

I get this question a lot. Whether you like to snack after dinner, can’t stop yourself reaching for the biscuits at work, or just love a soda with your food - you are not alone.

Many people advise that if you are tempted by something, don’t have it in the house, but what if you’re not in control of what’s in the house?

It’s all about discipline. You need to decide what you want, the short term or long term satisfaction. That drive has to come from you.

Some tips to help you get there: try to picture food as what it can do for you, what nutrients it can provide you, and how you will feel afterwards. If you associate chocolate with 45g of saturated fat per 100g, and with how you feel afterwards, then you might feel stronger in turning it down.

You can also fill up on what you have for dinner to avoid late night snacking. Fruit and vegetables take up more space per calorie than meat or carbs.

This brings me to other things you can have instead of chocolate/ice cream/doughnuts/soda if you simply must have something. Fresh fruit like a banana or some strawberries. Dried fruit like apricots and dates. Small amounts of nuts like pistachios and cashews. Skinny popcorn is great too.

Healthy Treat Recipes:

Try switching to these healthy treats first and then gradually weening yourself completely off eating when you’re not hungry. If you know you’re just craving food because you’re bored then try herbal tea instead, there are so many flavours to choose from, it fills you up with liquid, and it gives you something to do with your hands while you’re watching TV or whatever.

anonymous asked:

I keep binging on ice cream and sweets. I'm on a diet and I usually start the day good but after lunch I just crave the ice cream and I don't know how to stop. Help?

Whether you like to snack after dinner, can’t stop yourself reaching for the biscuits at work, or just love a soda with your food - you are not alone.

Many people advise that if you are tempted by something, don’t have it in the house, but what if you’re not in control of what’s in the house?

It’s all about discipline. You need to decide what you want, the short term or long term satisfaction. That drive has to come from you.

Some tips to help you get there: try to picture food as what it can do for you, what nutrients it can provide you, and how you will feel afterwards. If you associate chocolate with 45g of saturated fat per 100g, and with how you feel afterwards, then you might feel stronger in turning it down.

You can also fill up on what you have for dinner to avoid late night snacking. Fruit and vegetables take up more space per calorie than meat or carbs.

This brings me to other things you can have instead of chocolate/ice cream/doughnuts/soda if you simply must have something. Fresh fruit like a banana or some strawberries. Dried fruit like apricots and dates. Small amounts of nuts like pistachios and cashews. Skinny popcorn is great too.

Fruit Treat Recipes:

Other Healthy Treat Recipes:

Try switching to these healthy treats first and then gradually weening yourself completely off eating when you’re not hungry. If you know you’re just craving food because you’re bored then try herbal tea instead, there are so many flavours to choose from, it fills you up with liquid, and it gives you something to do with your hands while you’re watching TV or whatever.

anonymous asked:

I'm having a hard time losing weight. I haven't done it before so the process is hard to me. Especially the diet part since I like sugar. Do you think I should see a nutritionist?

It sounds like you already know what you need to cut down on, your problem is translating that knowledge into actions.

Click here to learn about clean eating and what that consists of.

Read on for help on resisting cravings:

Whether you like to snack after dinner, can’t stop yourself reaching for the biscuits at work, or just love a soda with your food - you are not alone.

Many people advise that if you are tempted by something, don’t have it in the house, but what if you’re not in control of what’s in the house?

It’s all about discipline. You need to decide what you want, the short term or long term satisfaction. That drive has to come from you.

Some tips to help you get there: try to picture food as what it can do for you, what nutrients it can provide you, and how you will feel afterwards. If you associate chocolate with 45g of saturated fat per 100g, and with how you feel afterwards, then you might feel stronger in turning it down.

You can also fill up on what you have for dinner to avoid late night snacking. Fruit and vegetables take up more space per calorie than meat or carbs.

This brings me to other things you can have instead of chocolate/ice cream/doughnuts/soda if you simply must have something. Fresh fruit like a banana or some strawberries. Dried fruit like apricots and dates. Small amounts of nuts like pistachios and cashews. Skinny popcorn is great too.

Healthy Treat Recipes:

Try switching to these healthy treats first and then gradually weening yourself completely off eating when you’re not hungry. If you know you’re just craving food because you’re bored then try herbal tea instead, there are so many flavours to choose from, it fills you up with liquid, and it gives you something to do with your hands while you’re watching TV or whatever.

 

anonymous asked:

Hi! Today was my rest day, and I ate SO HORRIBLE. I know it's only one day, and I realize one day doesn't make a difference and it's ok, but how can I avoid this for tomorrow so I can get back on track? Thank you so much ! xx

A question I often find in my ask box is “How do I resist cravings?”

Whether you like to snack after dinner, can’t stop yourself reaching for the biscuits at work, or just love a soda with your food - you are not alone.

Many people advise that if you are tempted by something, don’t have it in the house, but what if you’re not in control of what’s in the house?

It’s all about discipline. You need to decide what you want, the short term or long term satisfaction. That drive has to come from you.

Some tips to help you get there: try to picture food as what it can do for you, what nutrients it can provide you, and how you will feel afterwards. If you associate chocolate with 45g of saturated fat per 100g, and with how you feel afterwards, then you might feel stronger in turning it down.

You can also fill up on what you have for dinner to avoid late night snacking. Fruit and vegetables take up more space per calorie than meat or carbs.

This brings me to other things you can have instead of chocolate/ice cream/doughnuts/soda if you simply must have something. Fresh fruit like a banana or some strawberries. Dried fruit like apricots and dates. Small amounts of nuts like pistachios and cashews. Skinny popcorn is great too.

Fruit Treat Recipes:

Other Healthy Treat Recipes:

Try switching to these healthy treats first and then gradually weening yourself completely off eating when you’re not hungry. If you know you’re just craving food because you’re bored then try herbal tea instead, there are so many flavours to choose from, it fills you up with liquid, and it gives you something to do with your hands while you’re watching TV or whatever.

anonymous asked:

Hey umm I was wondering if yu can help me! I have been trying to loose weight for a while and it's a slow progress and I don't mind that it is but lately I have been off it I feel like I have hit a brick wall and idiot what to do! All I do is eat and eat and eat even when I don't feel like it! Help?

It’s all about discipline. You need to decide what you want, the short term or long term satisfaction. That drive has to come from you.

Some tips to help you get there: try to picture food as what it can do for you, what nutrients it can provide you, and how you will feel afterwards. If you associate chocolate with 45g of saturated fat per 100g, and with how you feel afterwards, then you might feel stronger in turning it down.

You can also fill up on what you have for dinner to avoid late night snacking. Fruit and vegetables take up more space per calorie than meat or carbs.

This brings me to other things you can have instead of chocolate/ice cream/doughnuts/soda when you’re craving sugar. Fresh fruit like a banana or some strawberries. Dried fruit like apricots and dates. Skinny popcorn is great too.

Healthy Treat Recipes:

Try switching to these healthy treats first and then gradually weening yourself completely off eating when you’re not hungry. If you know you’re just craving food because you’re bored then try herbal tea instead, there are so many flavours to choose from, it fills you up with liquid, and it gives you something to do with your hands while you’re watching TV or whatever.