Welcome back for another installment of Ask The Coach! I hope you are all enjoying this holiday season and it's events with friends, coworkers and family! If you missed last week’s post, How to Burn More Calories Without Exercising More, click on the link to check it out! My clients have found this topic helpful especially during the holidays, since it's easy to lose sight of the little things we can do to help us stay healthy and mitigate/eliminate weight gain.
This weeks question is all about cravings:
I love chocolate and milkshakes like no other so is there a way to stay healthy and in good shape without quitting on them 'cause I just love sweet flavors???
Thanks for the question Cesar! Ah yes... how to deal with cravings in a healthy way? Milkshakes have a lot of sugar in them which can leave us enjoying it in the moment but feeling a bit sluggish later. In my experience, I have observed the more clients lower the frequency of super sugary sweets, the less they end up craving them. I also have a weakness for chocolate and have found a great way to deal with it by replacing the sugary option with something more healthy. In the chocolate shake scenario I use what I call the chocolate protein powder power smoothie. This shake is SUPER LOW in sugar and is high in healthy fats (avocado and cacao nibs) and high in protein! As a bonus, you can even throw in some spinach so you can be sure you are getting your healthy greens in. Fear not! You won’t even taste them in the shake. Very sneaky right? This shake is great for anytime of the day because it is so low in carbohydrates! Check out this recipe:
Chocolate Protein Power Smoothie
This really calms my sweet tooth and my chocolate craving. As for other options, you can find some yummy sweet teas as well. They usually don’t have sugar or even calories in them, but be sure to always check the label (3 tasty options here: Cinnamon Apple Spice, Caramel Apple, Chocolate Pu-erh). Let me know if it helps you! Thanks for your question, Cesar, and Happy Holidays! Give this recipe a try and tell us what you think about it in the comments below, on Facebook or Twitter. See the connect with us in the footer below!
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