I've lost over 90 lbs by doing the (Original) Belly Fat Cure and eating Healthy.
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I'm Not Dieting - I've Changed My Lifestyle

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Guest Blogger - My Hubby

Stop Sugar Cravings

There are two types of sugar cravings, psychological sugar cravings and metabolic sugar cravings. Biological sugar cravings are the result of the brain trying to tell you that the body is lacking something necessary in the bloodstream (in this case glucose. Psychological sugar cravings are related to, and similar to any other type of addiction. Both types of sugar cravings can be reduced if well understood.

Overcome a biological craving for sugar.

* Protein - Today  it is well known that the mental cravings for protein and energy (sugar) are often misinterpreted by the individual., it is much more likely that the craving you are experience isn´t for energy at all, it is for protein. Milk or nuts snacks are a good and healthy way to bypass these sugar cravings.
* Fruit - If your body is indeed craving sugar why not satisfy it with healthy natural food. Fruit contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants along with a natural source of sugar. A few berries like blueberries, raspberries, blackberries etc, will satisfy even the strongest sugar cravings.
* Soluble fiber - Adding soluble fiber to your diet will greatly increase the amount of time that sugars are absorbed by the intestines. You are less likely to get metabolic sugar craving between meals because sugar is being released constantly up until your next meal.
Every successful diet begins at the store. If you want to help eliminate your intake of sugar, go shopping when you are full. Buy from where fruits, vegetables, fresh meats and dairy products are located.

The  psychological addiction to sugar is cured in the three ways.

1. Cold-turkey, where you simple decides that they are no longer going give into your addiction.
2. Weening, where you gradually reduce the amount of sugar over time.
3. Replacement, replace your addiction with healthy alternative foods (nuts adding fiber and fruit). It is important to note that sugar is a necessary ingredient in our diets, so going cold turkey will have some unpleasant effects such as tiredness and mental confusion, because of this it is important to make sure to replace the lost sugar calories with a healthy alternative foods low in carbohydrates.

I want to thank Marion for writing this post for you all today. 

Here's what I ate yesterday:
Lunch: Almond crust pizza, I mixed 1/2 cup of the almond flour with some cheese right in the crust , some spices (garlic, cayenne pepper, onion, italian seasoning), 1 egg, and EVOO. It was good like this.
Snack; a handful of almonds.
Dinner; sauted 1/2 zucchini and mushrooms and garlic in EVOO w/turkey medallions and a bit of Alfredo sauce w/shredded parmesan cheese on top.

Thanks for listening and lots of love.

My thought for the day:

Mind Body Connection

Every passion, every emotion, has its effect upon the mind. Every change of mind, however slight, has its effect upon the body.
Keep on BFC ' n  :-)


  1. Good job hubby! Glad he's supportive of you and your lifestyle! :) I may take a picture with you on Sat (depends on my hair:). Hahaha! I just never take a good picture....or maybe it's that I"m way hotter in my head than I am on film. Can't wait to meet you in person, finally, even though we live so close!

  2. Stopping sugar cravings is a huge first step on the BFC! Good job on the post Mr. Rosalie's husband!

  3. Tell your DH (Dear Hubby), he is right on. Today closes officially 21 days. I haven't been craving sugar per se, rather I've had a major ice cream jones...and I seldom ever do ice cream. I've been rather discouraged because at week one I lost 7#s, week two I gained 2#s, week three...nothing. Sigh. OH...and I made the pizza with the cauliflower crust today....AWEsome!!! Hubby enjoyed it too!!! ~melody in oregon~

  4. Those look really good... especially the last one. I might make that. I tasted some veggies cooked with Truffle Salt in some Ottavio Private Reserve olive oil and it was so good.. Now im hungry lol

  5. Thank you for today's thought...just another way you give to all of us.
    ...and good job Rosalie's hubby.


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Some tips if you are having trouble

  • First make sure that you are staying under the 15/6. 15 sugars and 6 servings of carbs for the whole day. Thats no more than 5 sugars and 2 servings of carbs per meal.
  • Track all of your sugar/carbs. Add everything from your meal together and count them that way.
  • Try to stop eating whole grain carbs after 3pm.
  • Make sure you drink lots of water.
  • Count everything that you put into your mouth. Even sauces - everything , check labels.
  • Make sure that you don't eat any artificial sugars. Check labels, if it says sugar free - look in the ingredients, look for....sucralose, aspartame, saccharine in the ingredients. Those are BAD!
  • Going #2 is a big problem when a lot of people start the BFC. I have solved that problem with Clear Benefiber in my morning coffee and a scoop of Super Seed w/water in the afternoon. (you can buy the super seed on Amazon.com it is the cheapest).
  • Choose your carbs wisely. Try to pick the carbs that will give you the lowest count of carbs, sugar and calories and the most fiber.

I hope this helps.