How’s your week going?
How’s the ‘Mental May Challenge’ working out for you?
More importantly are YOU closer to your goals?
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I REALLY hope you’ve been jumping on board the Mental May train and if you’ve not started yet, hey it’s NEVER too late!
Kick starting the day positively is super important but so is eating the right foods and that’s what today’s email is all about – in particular carbs. While there’s plenty of BAD carbs out there (think white bread, sugar, desserts, etc) you don’t have to completely eliminate carbs from your diet in order to burn fat fast, especially when you choose the RIGHT kind. Here’s 4 top BELLY BLASTING carbs that’ll leave you FULL and SATISFIED as well as help you towards your fat loss goals! No. 4 – BERRIES & CHERRIES Berries like blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and cherries (although not technically a berry) are some of the BEST carbs you can eat. HIGH in fibre, PACKED with antioxidants and score extremely LOW on the glycemic index, especially cherries. Enjoy them as a dessert to finish off your meal or try them on top of Greek yogurt as a snack. If you missed it on Facebook yesterday, here’s another low carb snack idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrc70TuzTr4
No. 3 – SPROUTED GRAIN BREAD
Sprouted grain breads, like Ezekiel bread (one of the most popular brands of sprouted grain bread) is a great way to include bread in your diet without all the issues associated with white breads and even 100% whole wheat breads.
Ezekiel bread contains no flour and is made up of a mixture of grains and legumes – organic wheat, millet, spelt, barely, soybeans and lentils (all sprouted). This combination makes Ezekiel bread a COMPLETE source of protein, on par with eggs and milk, containing all 9 essential amino acids You can find it at most supermarkets and online. No. 2 – QUINOA Quinoa is a gluten-free grain that contains double the protein of brown rice along with a HIGHER fibre content and a LOWER glycemic load. Quinoa is the ONLY grain to contain complete protein and the full spectrum of amino acids. It comes in several varieties, including ‘oatmeal-like’ flakes and a rice-like form. Enjoy it as an oatmeal substitute for breakfast, in salads or casseroles or as a HIGH protein side to any lunch or dinner. No.1 – BEANS, LENTILS & OTHER LEGUMES PACKED with loads of fibre and protein (especially great for all those vegetarians out there), these guys come in so many different varieties you’ll never get bored: Lentils, chickpeas, black eyed peas, black beans, red beans, kidney beans, navy beans, butter beans, lima beans, pinto beans…the list goes on. Love, LOVE a good chilli or bean salad. Carbs get a bad rep but when you eat the right kind they can really help you hit your goals. Have an GREAT day : ) Lee ‘mmm craving a chilli now’ Donald x
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