5 Snacks That Curb Sugar Cravings & Burn Belly Fat
During your loading period on the 45 Day Candida Cleanser Protocol you need to take each capsule with at least 14 grams of fat to ensure the absorption of the active ingredient, Lufenuron. For some, eating this much fat may feel a bit uncomfortable at first. But once you begin to tweak your diet, eliminating simple sugars and restricting starchy carbohydrates while focusing more on healthy fats, you’ll notice that you won’t be as hungry during the day. And you may even notice that your pants begin to feel a bit loose.
Healthy Fats Are Your Friend
Contrary to what we’d been led to believe during the last 30 some years, fat is not the enemy.
Fat does NOT make you fat and it does not cause heart disease.
This notion was a huge misconception based on cherry picked information by Dr. Ancel Keys. He simply threw out information that went against what he was trying to prove. Along with a few bad studies, misguided political decisions, and the strong influence of the greedy sugar industry who paid Harvard scientists to put the blame on fat, (this news even made headlines in the NY Times), the ‘fat-free’ era began– and the public’s health began to plummet!
There has never been ANY clinical evidence that eating fat is bad. Actually the opposite is true.
In 2010 the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition evaluated 21 studies done on dietary saturated fat consumption that included over 350,000 people. All of these studies concluded that eating saturated fats had no effect on weight gain, heart disease, stroke, or cardiovascular disease.
Further investigation of the data revealed that the opposite is true. Turns out saturated fats do NOT cause cardio vascular disease, they actually help protect against it.
“A recent editorial in the British Journal of Medicine hammers home the same point and shatters the myth that fat causes obesity and heart disease. Researchers have found that, while it’s true that lowering saturated fat in the diet may lower total cholesterol, it’s actually lowering the good kind of cholesterol, the light, fluffy, buoyant HDL that’s not a problem. When people eat less fat, they tend to eat more starch or sugar instead, and this actually increases their levels of dangerous cholesterol, the small, dense cholesterol that causes heart attacks.” – Dr. Mark Hyman.
All of this confusion is finally being straightened out thanks to the hard work of investigative journalists like Gary Taubes, author of Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories, and Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise. They’ve done a wondering job at revealing the truth and digging up the dirty secrets of what the science said vs. what the media said.
How Eating Fat Helps You Burn More Fat
This ‘fat is bad’ notion is a blatant nutritional lie, one of the biggest propagandas in health history that was never backed up by any solid scientific evidence. The truth is that not all fats are created equal and your body needs fat to be healthy. A fascinating biochemical reaction occurs when you train your body to burn fat for fuel instead of carbs. You have the ability to alter your metabolism with your dietary choices!
One of my favorite analogies of human metabolism comes from Nora Gedgaudas, author Primal Body Primal Mind, where she compares our metabolism to a fire and our food sources as either gasoline (sugar) or a yule log (fat):
“If we are to look at the macronutrients in our diet (carbohydrates, protein and fat) strictly from the standpoint of the energy they provide our “metabolic fire”, then carbohydrates in this context can be viewed as a form of metabolic “kindling”. Brown rice, beans and whole grains could effectively be viewed as “twigs” on our metabolic fire. White rice, cereal, potatoes, pasta and bread would be “paper” on the fire and substances like alcoholic beverages would readily constitute “gasoline” on that metabolic fire.
… If you have ever had to heat your living space with a wood stove you know that the fire in it has to be fed. If all you had to feed that fire was kindling (twigs, paper and gasoline) you could certainly do it. The problem is that you would be able to think of or do little else but stay perched in front of that stove, loading it up with handfuls of twigs and wadded up paper all day long just to keep it going. The flames would flare and die down relatively quickly and you’d need to add more fuel with fairly constant regularity.
…In essence you would be enslaved to that wood stove and your preoccupation with it would of necessity be relatively constant. The flames would rise and fall like a roller coaster ride. Much as I love a good wood stove fire, though (or carnival ride) that would be anything but my idea of a good time.
What if instead you were to place a nice big “fat” log on the fire? All of a sudden you would…have a life! –What a concept!! You could leave the house and run errands. Heck–you could even get a good night’s sleep! By morning if the fire was burning low all you’d need to do is grab another big log and toss it in. You wouldn’t need to think too much about it most of the time and your fuel wouldn’t take up too much space, either.”
– Nora Gedgaudas, Are You A Fat Burner Or A Sugar Burner?
When the majority of your diet is filled with carbohydrates, by default, your body generates energy from the sugar (glucose) in these foods. Not only does excess sugar feed Candida, sugar is highly inflammatory and attracts free radical activity which damages tissues and DNA through oxidation. Your body knows this so it works quickly to remove it from your blood.
Sugar from food is stored as glucose first in your muscles and liver. When these “fuel tanks” are full the sugar gets moved into “long term storage” in adipose tissue (fat). Most of us regularly replenish our sugar fuel tanks by eating fruit, starchy vegetables, grains, and legumes, so our sugar “fuel tanks” almost never get low.
Since we are always snacking on carbohydrate-rich foods we rarely get opportunities to tap into our long term storage tanks, our fat tissue, so we continue burning glucose for energy. And when we continue to overeat carbs and sugars we continue to fuel a candida overgrowth while adding to our longer term storage tanks of energy, continuing to pack on the pounds.
However, when you run low on sugar in your fuel tanks, your body can switch gears and reach into your “long term storage tanks”, your fat, and begin converting fatty acids into ketones to be used as a cleaner source of energy (cleaner as it creates less inflammation and less oxidative stress).
By limiting carbohydrates and feasting on fats you’re training your body to burn fat for energy. And instead of starving yourself, you’re only starving candida of it’s food supply (sugars). This metabolic state is called nutritional ketosis.
This is how following a high-fat, low-carb diet can help fight candida and lose weight without starvation, especially since high-fat foods are satiating and keep you full for longer periods of time. So, go ahead, dig in!
– 4 cups spinach
– 1 large avocado
– 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
– 1/2 teaspoon Herbamare seasoning salt (or regular sea salt)
Toss all the ingredients in a food processor and blend together until smooth.
You can toss in herbs like an extra cup of basil to add a bit of a pesto twist or cilantro which acts as a natural chelator helping you to detox heavy metals. Nutritional yeast will give it a cheesy flavour while adding a mouthful of B vitamins that help support your adrenals.
If you’re feeling bold spice it up with cayenne, cumin, turmeric, and ginger
Fact: According to a study in Nutrition Journal, avocados are great at triggering satiety and preventing mid-afternoon snacking. Women who included a half an avocado with their lunch experienced a 24 percent lower desire to snack three hours later than on lunch days without avocado.
Salmon Dill Bites
– wild smoked salmon
– 1 avocado
– 1 cup cashews
– 1 cup water
– 1/2 – 1 cup fresh dill
– sea salt to taste
Soak the cashews in hot (filtered) water for 30-60 mins. Discard the water. Put the cashew in a high speed blender with a little bit of water. As it blends slowly begin to add more water until smooth. Add the dill and a pinch of salt. Continue blending until mixed together well.
Peel, remove pit, and cut the avocado in long thick strips. Place a teaspoon of the creamy dill sauce on top, wrap with salmon. Or you can peel and cut the avocado in half. Fill the pit hole with the dill cream and top with salmon. However you wish to present this dish is up to you, either way it’ll taste delicious.
“Cheddar Cheese” Cruciferous Veggie Bowl
– 3 cups steamed mix of broccoli and cauliflower
– 1 tablespoon ghee
– 1/2 cup pine or cashew nuts
– 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
– 1/2 sunflower seeds
– 1 1/2 cup red bell pepper
– 1/2 lemon, peeled
– 2 gloves garlic
– 1 tablespoon Bragg Liquid Aminos
Steam your veggies for 10 mins until tender. Drizzle in ghee.
Blend the cheese ingredients in a food processor until creamy. Drizzle over your veggies and enjoy. Feel free to top it off with broccoli sprouts or cilantro. Salt and pepper to taste.
– 5 cups zucchini, peeled and chopped
– 1/2 cup tahini
– 4 cloves of garlic
– 1/2 cup lemon juice
– 1/4 cup olive oil
– 1/2 tsp paprika
-1/8 tsp cayenne
– 1 tsp cumin
– 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
Place all ingredients in a food processor until creamy. Feel free to play with the spice raios adjusting to your own taste preferences. I always like to add Nutritional Yeast for a cheesy flavour.
Serve on top thick slices of heirloom tomatoes, or in dip cucumber or celery sticks.
– 2 cups spiralled zucchini
– 1/2 cup pumpkin seed pesto
Spiralize the zucchini and use it raw or quick fry it ghee for 5 minutes to make it nice and soft. Add the pesto for a “gluten-free” pasta dish.
If you don’t have a spiralizer I recommend you get one, it’ll be the best $15 culinary investment you make this year. It makes adding more vegetables into your diet a breeze.