Tame your carb cravings

 

In my weight loss practice, clients are always asking me if there is any type of grain that they can eat and not stop their weight loss. The answer to that is a resounding NO. Any type of grain will cause weight gain, especially those from white flour and other refined products.

They are all carbohydrates, and many have refined sugars such as white sugar and high fructose corn syrup and sometimes dairy products that cause even more weight gain and promote diabetes.

My advice is to stay away from grains, refine foods and other carbohydrates if you are trying to lose weight. If your cravings will not quit, we do carry a product called “Appetite Curb” that stops carb cravings and contains chromium, a mineral that has been seen to help level the blood sugar.

It also has the building blocks to the “feel good hormone” Serotonin that lifts your mood. And, elevation of the natural production of Serotonin helps you not crave those comfort foods so much.

With that said, here are some of my favorite non-carb bread recipes:

SUPER LOW-CARB BREAD RECIPE

Mix in one bowl the following:

1 cup almond flour

1 cup arrowroot flour

1/3 cup coconut flour

1 teaspoon salt

Mix in another bowl 1/4 cup warm water (105-110 degrees) two teaspoons of yeast and two teaspoons maple syrup. Wait 10 minutes, should be foamy. Then add two tablespoons psyllium, one and a half tablespoons chia and let sit for two to three minutes. It will become gelatinous.

Next mix dry ingredients into this, knead for one minute and put in a bowl with a damp towel over the bowl. Put it in a warm place to rise for one hour. It should double in size.

Put on parchment paper or wax paper and cut in half. Make two round pieces and pat down slightly.  Mix 1 egg and a little water and brush the tops with the egg and water mixture.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Put parchment paper in a pan and place in the oven until hot. Place dough on parchment paper and place back in oven until brown.

Wait until it cools to eat or else it will be chewy.

CLOUD BREAD

3 Eggs Yolk and white separated.

3 Tablespoons cream cheese

1 Teaspoon Baking powder

You need three bowls. Put cream cheese in one bowl and mix. In the first bowl mix egg yolks with mixer then blend cream cheese in. In the second bowl put baking powder and egg whites and with a mixer whip until you get peaks. Then mix yolks into the egg whites, fold in gently.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spoon dough on the tray. You don’t have to separate them too far apart because they don’t spread out too much.

Preheat oven to 375-400 degrees. Bake for 15 minutes. You can put them in the broiler afterward for a few minutes to brown the tops. You can put Organic butter on them and enjoy!

Dr. Ramona Valentine

These are some delicious ways to help your low carb diet. For extra help or recipes email me at doctorvalentine@aslimmeryou.us.

Dr. Valentine is a weight loss consultant, a health consultant and a chiropractor. You can reach her at 855-771-SLIM (7546) or stop by A Slimmer You at 10300 49th St. N, Suite 211. Log on to www.aslimmeryou.us for more information.

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