Omigosh the same fudge conventional style has 2 cups of sugar in it, yuck!
What you will need:
1/2 cup powdered erythritol
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup whipping cream (or canned coconut milk)
1/4 cup butter (or coconut oil)
1 tsp vanilla extract
How to do it:
Step 1: Put everything in a small space pan.
Step 2: Whisk constantly on high bringing it to a rolling shiny boil until it thickens – it should NOT be pourable (or you’ll have a pudding) – it should be so thick that you can’t easily spread it evenly.
Step 3: Pour into a small baking pan lined with parchment paper.
Step 4: Refrigerate until firm.
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I know it sounds crazy, but it is true.
When you are insulin resistant, sugar is sugar – it doesn’t matter if you are eating white table sugar off the spoon, a potato or a bag of chips.
Those starches are making you fat, frumpy and frustrated because insulin is pulling the rug out from under your hormones!
You see, once you have digested a carb, even if it is healthy, it turns into sugar in your body – even if you are a whole foodie, traditional foodie, raw foodist, vegetarian or a health nut by any other name – you are not immune.
You might be wondering….
But how could I be insulin resistant when I am not a diabetic?
Easy as 1, 2, 3 baby!…..
- Eating too much sugar (even if you don’t eat any)
- Lack of exercise
- Stress (having babies, trauma, marriage difficulties, divorce, accidents, overexercising etc.)
- Lacking love, connection and community in your life – deep sadness.
- Unfulfilled expectations, feeling despondent about the future, feeling trapped in a job, marriage etc.
- Eating too much natural sugar (coconut sugar, maple syrup, rhapadura, panella, honey).?
- Fruit – a- holic anyone?
- Not eating enough fat and protein – keeping yourself ‘full’ with pasta, bread, potatoes and yams.
- Having parents with diabetes
- Having a family background that is African American, Alaska Native, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, or Pacific Islander American
People who have diabetes weren’t perfectly healthy one day and then the next day have full blown diabetes – they make a slow decline towards it, starting with hypoglycemia.
It happened to me. A whole foodie health nut with 13 years behind me of being a vegetarian. It was all and well, until I started pushing 40. Here’s my story.
Not sure if you have hypoglycaemia? Do these apply?
- start to feel shaky when you can’t get to your next meal?
- feel ‘hangry’ – in other words you feel impatient, angry and snap at innocent bystanders, while you hunt for something you can eat now?
- feel like you are always hungry and have to eat constantly to keep your blood sugar stable?
- feel like a meal isn’t done unless it comes with bread or other starches?
- feel the need to top your meals off with something sweet before you feel satisfed?
- got a tummy (or mommy) roll just above your jeans (no matter what your weight, it just won’t go away)!?
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It is highly likely that insulin is throwing off your hormones and causing you to gain weight.
What can a girl do?!
You have to heal your insulin resistance, honey – so that you can enjoy eating sweet, creamy and rich foods again – without packing on the pounds.
So how can you know for sure, that insulin resistance is YOUR issue when it comes to your weight concerns?
Some more of the signs and symptoms of insulin resistance…..
- Fatty liver
- Having been diagnosed with gestational diabetes
- Abdominal obesity
- Cravings for sugar or carbohydrate rich foods.
- Elevated blood sugar
- Acne and large pores on the face
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Scalp hair loss in women in the male pattern.
- Skin tags
- Swollen ankles
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I have such fond memories as a young child of my grandma.
She was such a beauty.
She had long black hair with one thick band of contrasting grey and soft blue mysterious eyes.
All day she wore her hair in a bun.
At night she would let down that gorgeous mane and I would beg her to let me brush it.
I was obsessed with long hair.
And then one day it happened.
Her daughters convinced her that she was too old for long hair.
And so she had it cut, dyed and permed into what I thought was a hideous and homogenous ‘old lady hairdo’.
You know the one.
I was appalled.
From that day forward, I decided, I would never be one of those old ladies.
I would keep my hair long.
I would also grey naturally and I prayed that I would be blessed with the same gorgeous thick grey ‘skunk stripe’ that my grandma had.
I just can’t stand seeing women succumb to the idea that long hair is just for young ladies.
Or that growing old means that fat and frumpiness are inevitable.
Good god, that is ridiculous.
What I see is that many women who were once radiantly feminine, when they get to a certain age, they stop adorning themselves in the feminine ways they once enjoyed.
It shows from what they choose to wear, how they style their hair, to letting their body change from curvy to square.
Aging this way has become not only accepted, but expected.
Frankly, it saddens me that women just accept it.
And worse, it maddens me, that as a woman ages, she is expected by society to cut her hair, buy old lady clothes and drench her scalp in chemicals?
I am not going to do any of that….and I am not going to succumb to the chub either.
Just because it is common for women (and men) to start packing on pounds after 40, that doesn’t mean it is natural or the healthy sequela of aging.
Some people justify that gaining weight is a natural healthy part of aging, because that extra belly fat can help the adrenals take over for the ovaries to produce estrogen when the ovaries stop producing it (menopause).
Although fat cells do produce and store estrone, some consider too much estrogen generated in this way, to be the unhealthy form related to estrogen dominant cancers.
During menopause, our adrenals produce adrenaandrostenedione, which is converted into estrone by an enzyme called aromatase, found mainly in adipose tissue.
Estrone is then converted into estradiol, the most potent healthy form of estrogen.
To do so, we need to have optimal adrenal gland function, but due to the chronic stress of the modern life, many women’s adrenals are taxed (this is one of the reasons that menopause is often such a challenge for modern women).
Overtaxed adrenals fail to keep up with the demand for sex hormone precursors (inhibited by cortisol – the stress hormone).
So the tummy roll develops to compensate, but beware that the tummy roll is also a symptom of insulin resistance.
Far too many women experience chronic stress, so it stands to reason that while this compensatory mechanism is a common occurrence (one that makes for a rough ride into menopause!), it doesn’t mean that it is optimal or necessary.
If the tummy roll was a sign of good health, would that mean that women who keep their curves and don’t have one are unhealthy?
That doesn’t make sense.
Look around you.
Have you noticed that as people age and become overweight, their body shape often becomes more and more androgynous?
Men can have estrogen dominance too – it feminizes them.
That’s where the ‘beer belly’ and the ‘man boobs’ come from.
I became aware of this long before it started happening to me.
I distinctly remember having this moment when I realized I was at a crossroads.
I’ve mostly been curvy all my life. But around the age of 37, I started packing on the pounds in what felt like literally overnight.
At first I didn’t really notice because I was bigger everywhere – and honestly, I enjoyed having the big boobies, tee hee!
But when suddenly I noticed my waist disappearing and that arm and back fat was appearing, I couldn’t ignore it any longer.
I could have simply accepted the weight gain and begin to enter into my crone years taking on the typical grandma look.
The truth is, part of me thought it wouldn’t be that half bad, after all pudgy grannies are the cutest ever!
Who doesn’t love the image of a little white haired granny with reading glasses half way down her nose, sitting on a rocking chair in front of a fire knitting?!!
Or I could chose to look like this grandma Annette Larkins (raw foodist 74 yrs), or this one Mimi Kirk (raw food cookbook author 75 yrs) or this one Ernestine Shepherd ( body builder 77 yrs), this one Daphne Selfe (model at 88 yrs), this one Greta Pontarelli (pole dancer 66 yrs), this one Tao Porchon-Lynch (yogini 98 years) or Josefina Monasterio (71 year old body builder)
What do you prefer: the curves created by balanced hormones or the bulges created by hormonal havoc?
Personally, if curves are on the menu, that’s what I’m having!
But that doesn’t happen by accident. You can’t just do what everyone around you is doing and expect to get different results than they have.
In this day and age there is a lot working against those of us who want to blossom into hot grannies!
The truth is, when you lose your curves and gain weight around the waist, that is a symptom of estrogen dominance and insulin resistance.
Even if you are fine with the extra weight, you must know that beyond appearance, estrogen dominance is a serious health issue that should not be ignored.
So if you want to let go of the ‘bulges’ and get your curves back, you are going to want to listen in to my upcoming call to learn how to balance your hormones so that you can go from feeling fat, frumpy, frustrated, puffy and drying out – to feeling slim, sexy and satisfied again!
It is never too late!
I am going to show you how easy it is and best of all, you don’t have to exercise, count calories or give up the rich, creamy sweet foods you love : )
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If you are like most people, you`ve probably sworn off bread or sugar at least once in your lifetime. The trouble is though, that at the best of times willpower often cowers in the face of a true physiological or bacterial craving.
The truth is, if you can`t stop yourself from bingeing on bread or overdoing sugar, it is not your fault.
Here is why:
1) From a physiological perspective – if you have blatant or subtle nutrient deficiencies, your body is driving you to consume sugar and refined carbs to feel good (although only momentarily). Unfortunately, sugar itself keeps you both on a roller coaster and a hamster wheel! The dips and spikes of sugar ensure that you crave just one thing- more sugar!! And as far as the hamster wheel is concerned, sugar isn`t an empty calorie, it actually puts us in a nutrient defecit, thus perpetuating mineral deficiency and subsequent cravings!
2) From a bacterial perspective – if you have sugar cravings, there is a very high chance that you also have a bacterial imbalance in your gut…sugar feeds pathogenic bacteria (the bad guys)! These bacteria beasties actually send chemical messages to your brain that will cause you to crave sugar and refined carbohydrates!
So as you can see, people crave sugar, because how could they not? – in the age of nutrient deficient food!
While there are many ways to nourish ourselves to make cravings a thing of the past, I bet you would love to know about the single most potent food to permantly eliminate sugar cravings altogether, am I right?
How about discovering one food that can address both the body`s physiological craving for food AND the bacterial one?
The food most ideally suited to stop your sugar and refined carb cravings is cultured foods!!
Culturing a food, means that you are infusing it with beneficial probiotic bacteria (you know, that good stuff inherently found in yogurt!).
So just how DO cultured foods address the root causes of sugar and refined carb cravings?
1) Culturing your food increases the nutritional value of that food. For example, sauerkraut has 100 times the Vitamin C as its unfermented counterpart, cabbage. Eating some probiotic condiments with each meal also promotes better digestion and the assimilation of nutrients. That in itself is a 3 in 1 benefit of cultured foods in terms of meeting nutrient deficiencies!
2) Cultured food also feeds beneficial bacteria in your gut, therefore helping to crowd out the more harmful or pathogenic flora. In addition, cultured foods do not JUST add good probiotic bacteria to your gut, but they also provide lactic acid which is not only food for the GOOD bacteria, but it makes your digestive tract inhospitable to pathogenic bacteria! That is a 4 in 1 benefit!
and if that is not remarkable enough…..
1) Ancient chinese medicine has taken note that the unique flavour of cultured foods actually has a balancing effect that neutralizes or cancels out our cravings for sugar!
2) Finally, one Ka-RAZY Kool effect of eating fermented foods with your meals is that if you give into a sugar craving and immediately eat a cultured food, the beneficial bacteria will start eating up the sugar you just consumed, therefore minimizing the amount that you end up digesting and assimilating!
Now if my math is correct, that is at least 9 reasons why cultured foods alone, can curb your sugar cravings!
So if cravings, are driving you crazy, and you want to immediately take action – you can purchase the following fermented foods and bubbly beverages at your local health food store:
1) Bubbies Pickles
Just make sure they say ‘raw’ or unpasteurized, because otherwise they will be devoid of probiotics from the heat.
However, if you have a sneaking suspicion that it’s going to take more than adding a few Tbsp of sauerkraut to your meals, then you need to get on this complimentary training.
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