Deepak Chopra describes anxiety perfectly when he says, “The best use of imagination is creativity. The worst use of imagination is anxiety.” Nothing could be closer to the truth. When anxiety or depression creep in, there are no boundaries to where our minds will go. When I look back on past worries, I can now … Continue reading Mental Health – It’s Not All in Your Head
1) Protein - Protein needs to be eaten at every meal in order to curb cravings. In fact, missing protein at even one meal is one the main contributors to carb binges in the evening. Protein creates a feeling of fullness that lasts much longer than carbohydrates. Protein helps to dull the insulin response and … Continue reading Curbing Carb Cravings
There are many reasons why carbs can be addictive which extends further than the dopamine release that occurs in the brain as I explained in my previous post Are You Crazy for Carbs? Certain people are more prone to carb addiction due to various mental and physical health factors. If you know or suspect that … Continue reading Causes of Carb Addiction
While it is all well and nice to know how carbs are affecting us, it is another thing to try and stop eating them—especially in a culture where carbs are everywhere. In many cases it is next to impossible to find a meal at a restaurant that does not include carbs. The Canadian Food Guide … Continue reading Are You Crazy for Carbs?
There is a lot of confusion about carbs these days. Carbs are a widely debated topic. Some say they are evil, others say it's a fad. I believe it was the Atkins diet that sparked the initial carbohydrate confusion. Many people are still wondering if carbs hurt or help us. Are they making us fat … Continue reading Clearing the Carb Confusion
Don't let that leftover pumpkin go to waste! Use leftover pumpkin or canned pumpkin to make some delicious grain-free muffins. Cup Cakes Ingredients: 1 cup canned pumpkin or pumpkin puree 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted 2 eggs (make sure eggs are room temperature so that they do not solidify the coconut oil) 4 flax-seed eggs … Continue reading Pretty Pumpkin Muffins
These are great for curbing sugar and carb cravings since they are super filling. Often when we crave carbs we actually need protein. Ingredients: 1 cup dry oatmeal or substitute with added seeds and/or shredded coconut 2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/2 ground flax seed 1/2 cup dried fruit, nuts, seeds, carob chips, chia seeds, … Continue reading Coconut Energy Balls
This recipe is not only Paleo, but also GAPS and Candida Cleanse legal. Enjoy! Ingredients: 6 eggs 4 tbsp coconut oil 1/2 tsp sea salt Sweeten to desired sweetness with stevia (or leave it out entirely) 3/4 cup blackberries (chopped into smaller pieces) 3/4 cup coconut flour 1/2 tsp aluminum free baking powder 1/2 tsp … Continue reading Paleo Coconut Blackberry Muffins