My online BodyJoy Slim Down Challenge includes 7 simple strategies. I don't believe in extreme rules or restrictions, just smart concepts that've been proven to help you hit your goal. One strategy I focus on is eliminating processed sugar & artificial sweeteners. I encourage participants to aim for 6 or less grams of sugar so they can eat it more mindfully. We avoid sugar alcohols and look for stevia, monk fruit extract or other fruit as a smart alternative.
Use these tips taken from my Recipe E-Book.
Make your own homemade ice cream by doing ½ the sugar amount the recipe calls for. Use coconut sugar rather than white sugar. You'll love the flavor it adds not to mention the nutrients!
Try using in-season fresh fruit chopped or sliced as a simple, fast, delicious dessert. Think fruit bowl once in a while!
I enjoy slicing fresh apples or pears in a bowl. I sprinkle them with cinnamon and a little Silver Fern Brand vanilla protein powder, adda bit of vanilla or almond extract and microwave for 2 minutes. Sometimes I add just a pinch of sea salt. You can drizzle melted peanut butter, sprinkle with chocolate protein powder or melt a little chocolate over yours as well. That leads me to my favorite option...chocolate!
Sometimes we just need a taste of something intense to get satisfaction. Think quality of flavor vs. quantity! I love great quality chocolate such as Cenavi Chocolate Bark or the Theo Organic Mint Chocolate bar. Just a piece or two can satisfy my craving for something sweet.
You have to try the Cranberry, Blueberry & Ginger Cenavi bark! It's my absolute favorite. I love how I don't even need a full serving, just a small piece to get the sweet fix I need so I can keep my cravings under control. I love that these barks have probiotics and fiber in them but taste like "regular" chocolate. They offer 3 delicious flavors! Treats should be savored with each taste and enjoyed without guilt, right?!?!
When you ELEVATE your idea of treats, you find you can enjoy them without sacrificing your goals. Remember it's not about perfection, deprivation, or being extreme. There's room for treats in moderation.
Through the month of January, use the coupon code SIlverFern10 for a discount on any protein powder or chocolate bark items found by clicking the chocolate above. I bet these chocolate barks will become your new favorite! I've added a link to my website on the bottom right just to make it easier for you to find. Watch for my upcoming FaceBook LIVE for more ELEVATED treat ideas!