There’s always a better choice!

Hey Power Girl,

Do you ever crave unhealthy foods?

Well, I am here today to talk to you about how you can deal with those cravings and why you get them.

Don’t worry Power Girl your not alone, we ALL crave unhealthy foods once in a while.  We just have to learn how to overcome these cravings.

Unhealthy cravings that make our bodies weak:

  1. Fries
  2. Donuts
  3. Chips
  4. Chocolate
  5. Cookies
  Healthy replacements that build a strong Power Girl Body:
  1. Veggies
  2. Fruits
  3. Greek yogurt
  4. Protein bars
  5. Tuna
  6. Seeds and Nuts (raw and not salted if possible)
Now I have helped you make some smart replacements for these cravings, however this is not going to deal with getting rid of these cravings.  If you can understand why you have cravings for sugar and fried foods it may help you make better choices.
Cravings happen when our blood sugars drop and we rely on these sugars to refuel our bodies.   The only way to put an end to these low blood sugars is by eliminating as much sugar and fried foods as you possibly can from your diet.
Our digestive system breaks down the carbohydrates (carbs) from the food we eat into different sugar molecules, one of which is called glucose – the body’s main source of energy. Glucose goes straight into our bloodstream after we eat.
However, glucose needs insulin – a hormone produced and excreted by our pancreas, before it can enter our cells. In other words, a cell would starve of energy if there were no insulin around, regardless of how much glucose there was.  So insulin is the Fat-Laying hormone.   Too much sugar causes too much insulin and makes us store the extra sugar we aren’t using as fat.
I mentioned earlier how we have to eliminate sugars and fried foods from our diet, why  do you think fried foods are bad for you Power Girl?
Well fried foods damage your body and brain in many different ways, and it’s not just a long term consequence, but a short term problem as well.
Just as a car needs good clean oil to run efficiently and not break down, your body needs food that can be digested properly and not clog the one and only “machine” you have for your entire life.  Healthy oils like olive oil and coconut oil help our body work properly, where as fried foods have bad oils that make us sick and overweight.
Fried Foods also contain something called Saturated Fats.  Most saturated fats are unhealthy (except for butter and coconut oil) and although they give a rich taste to foods like french fries, pizza and burgers, they are hard to digest properly and cause many health problems like obesity and heart disease.
So you may already know that fast foods, sugar and fried foods are bad for you, but you may not know that they are actually designed to make you want to come back and keep eating more of them which ends up making you sick and overweight.
Remember just because it tastes good and you crave it, does NOT mean it is good for you.
So Power Girl, the next time you crave that sugary treat or fried snack, remember how you will feel AFTER you eat it.
You are what you eat.  There is always a smarter choice.   Which is why I have created my Body Smart Meal Plans just for you.
Every week I will be uploading a new video to You Tube to help you make better choices and limit as much sugar and fried foods as you can in your diet.
Check out this weeks new video here Body Smart Breakfasts – Bread Pudding
This will result in less cravings, better shape, and a healthier you!
Your friend and coach,
Jessy Lipke



people need to stop eating sugar and fried foods

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