How to stay on track during the holidays

Far too many people end up gaining those extra holiday pounds because they become especially succeptible to cravings.

That’s why today I’d like to share with you some neat ways to curb those cravings before they even rear their ugly heads… so you can welcome the New Year fit, healthy and happy!

Now That Holiday Season Is Here, Make Those Cravings Disappear!

Cravings.

They’re the enemy of every good intention you have to stick to your diet and keep the progress coming fast and furious.

Cravings are especially HARD to deal with when the holidays pop up. That’s because there are all kinds of “goodies” everywhere. And they’re hard to pass up because they represent what you’ve always done during the holidays. Why break tradition, after all?

That’s why if you’re serious about getting in shape, you need a PLAN to deal with the cravings when they show up. Because believe me, they WILL show up!

 

Of course, simply sticking to your eating plan and using will power to get through it is tried and true advice. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be that hard.

 

Here are a few things that could help…

Pinolenic acid – This acid comes from the Korean
pine nut and it seems to be the real deal when
it comes to blunting hunger. In one clinical trial,
participants who took 450mg of pinolenic acid
after fasting, decreased their hunger, diminished
their food intake and – more importantly – showed
increases in hormones associated with satiety
(CCK and GLP-1). [1]

irvinga gabonesis – This fruit bearing plant grows
in the lush, tropical jungles of Cameroon. And
as it turns out, the seeds from the fruit have
remarkable anti-obesity properties. The main one?
It seems to help regulate leptin production in the
body. Leptin is a hormone that plays a part in
modulating appetite by binding to a specific area
in the brain called the hypothalamus. In one 10-week
study, folks supplementing with irvingia gabonesis
dropped a shocking 6.7 inches from their waistline! [2]

Green Tea – You’ve probably heard all about green
tea’s excellent benefits – including supporting weight
loss. But here’s what you may not know… One study
published in Nutrition Journal found that drinking green
tea with your meals can help you feel significantly more
satisfied! [3] Just one or two cups with each meal should
do the trick.

Red pepper – Going spicy can curb your appetite.
Specifically, red pepper. Research done at Purdue
University found that when participants added red
pepper to their meals, they were better able to
manage their appetite and had the added bonus
of burning more calories. [4] Not bad for adding
a little ‘kick’ to your food, right? To get the same
effects as seen in this study, just add around half
a teaspoon of red pepper to your meals.

So there you have it. This holiday season, don’t
let cravings get the best of you. Take back control
and once and for all WIN the “Battle of the bulge!”

And by the way, if you’re serious about taking
your overall health and fitness to the next level
this coming year, why not take advantage of your
FREE Fitness Consultation?

During this consult, you’ll receive detailed information
on how to get fit and trim that’s tailored to YOUR body.

There’s no obligation and it’s totally and completely
free. To sign up, use the link below:

Click here to book your Fitness Consultation

References:

[1]. Causey JL. Korean pine nut fatty acids induce
satiety-producing hormone release in overweight
human volunteers. Paper presented at: American
Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition;
March 26-30, 2006; Atlanta, GA.

[2].Ngondi, Judith. et al. “IGOB131, a novel seed
extract of the West African plant Irvingia gabonensis,
significantly reduces body weight and improves
metabolic parameters in overweight humans in a
randomized double-blind placebo controlled investigation.
“Lipids Health Dis. 2009; 8: 7.

[3]. Julija Josic, et. al. “Does green tea affect
postprandial glucose, insulin and satiety in healthy
subjects: a randomized controlled trial” Nutr J. 2010;
9: 63.

[4] www.purdue.edu/newsroom/research/2011/110425MattesPepper.html

Now That Holiday Season Is Here, Make Those Cravings Disappear!

Cravings.

They’re the enemy of every good intention you have to stick to your diet and keep the progress coming fast and furious.

Cravings are especially HARD to deal with when the holidays pop up. That’s because there are all kinds of “goodies” everywhere. And they’re hard to pass up because they represent what you’ve always done during the holidays. Why break tradition, after all?

That’s why if you’re serious about getting in shape, you need a PLAN to deal with the cravings when they show up. Because believe me, they WILL show up!

Of course, simply sticking to your eating plan and using will power to get through it is tried and true advice. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be that hard.

Here are a few things that could help…

Pinolenic acid – This acid comes from the Korean pine nut and it seems to be the real deal when it comes to blunting hunger. In one clinical trial, participants who took 450mg of pinolenic acid after fasting, decreased their hunger, diminished their food intake and – more importantly – showed increases in hormones associated with satiety (CCK and GLP-1). [1]

irvinga gabonesis – This fruit bearing plant grows in the lush, tropical jungles of Cameroon. And as it turns out, the seeds from the fruit have remarkable anti-obesity properties. The main one? It seems to help regulate leptin production in the body. Leptin is a hormone that plays a part in modulating appetite by binding to a specific area in the brain called the hypothalamus. In one 10-week study, folks supplementing with irvingia gabonesis dropped a shocking 6.7 inches from their waistline! [2]

Green Tea – You’ve probably heard all about green tea’s excellent benefits – including supporting weight loss. But here’s what you may not know… One study published in Nutrition Journal found that drinking green tea with your meals can help you feel significantly more satisfied! [3] Just one or two cups with each meal should do the trick.

Red pepper – Going spicy can curb your appetite. Specifically, red pepper. Research done at Purdue University found that when participants added red pepper to their meals, they were better able to manage their appetite and had the added bonus of burning more calories. [4] Not bad for adding a little ‘kick’ to your food, right? To get the same effects as seen in this study, just add around half a teaspoon of red pepper to your meals.

So there you have it. This holiday season, don’t let cravings get the best of you. Take back control and once and for all WIN the “Battle of the bulge!”

And by the way, if you’re serious about taking your overall health and fitness to the next level this coming year, why not take advantage of your FREE Fitness Consultation? (an $87 value)

During this consult, you’ll receive detailed information on how to get fit and trim that’s tailored to YOUR body.

There’s no obligation and it’s totally and completely free. To sign up, click here

References:

[1]. Causey JL. Korean pine nut fatty acids induce satiety-producing hormone release in overweight human volunteers. Paper presented at: American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition; March 26-30, 2006; Atlanta, GA.

[2].Ngondi, Judith. et al. “IGOB131, a novel seed extract of the West African plant Irvingia gabonensis, significantly reduces body weight and improves metabolic parameters in overweight humans in a randomized double-blind placebo controlled investigation.”Lipids Health Dis. 2009; 8: 7.

[3]. Julija Josic, et. al. “Does green tea affect postprandial glucose, insulin and satiety in healthy subjects: a randomized controlled trial” Nutr J. 2010; 9: 63.

[4] www.purdue.edu/newsroom/research/2011/110425MattesPepper.html

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