Home made protein flapjacks

Have recently decided to move to Organic Brown Rice Protein after hearing some good things and benefits. Must say it’s quite earthy to drink but once it’s down, it’s down! Anyhow, used it today to make some great Protein Flapjacks. Reasonably calorific, but I’m trying to up the kcals at the moment, so here it is!

200g Oats, Rice milk(to make a moist substance),Handful pumpkin seeds, 120g rice protein, 4 tablespoons wholearth peanut butter, 4 tablespoons organic honey, 2 tablespoons of Oatbran(optional)

Mix it all to make a moist dough.

Greasproof paper a dish and spread evenly.

Place in fridge til firmer. Mine is like a fudge flapjack – better than the home-made protein bounce balls I’ve made!

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Do you crave chocolate?!

Are you a chocolate monster?! If you have the odd piece of chocolate – fine (tho aim for at least 75% cocoa as this contains antioxidants. Stay away from the cadburys and alike, this is just sugar and about 30% cocoa).

However, if you crave chocolate and sweet foods, or struggle with PMS, then read on…..

Often this craving is down to a Magnesium deficiency, since chocolate contains levels of magnesium. Particularly true of those women who crave chocolate during that monthly time. A lack of magnesium can lead to inadequate progesterone levels, producing the PMS sysmptoms. This can lead to adrenal fatigue due to the caffeine content of chocolate, additional calories consumed, and often high insuline spikes when eating the sugary “fake” version, resulting in higher fat storage.

Aim to supplement your diet with 300-400mg of Magnesium, aiming for the citrate version, which is easily absorbed by the body.

Other foods high in magnesium are almonds, cashews, other nuts, whole wheat, peas and beans.

It’s not too late!

If you’re in the UK, then you already know the last 2 weeks have been troublesome with the snow. (Ok, compared to some countries it wasnt alot, but when we’re not used to it!)

Most people have not been able to get to work, I know my clients and bootcamps have suffered, and even I have got bored the last few days with the limiting weather conditions.

In fact my New Year healthy eating plan even had the bottom fall out. Yep that’s right a few extra alcoholic drinks slipped in, and a few too many carbs during the day!

However, it’s never too late to get back onto the wagon. Everyone has hiccups, weak moments, but the thing is to ensure that these moments are the minority, and the majority of the time you are focussed, in control, and eating the right, natural foods.

This way you will get results.

So…..start today, work out what you want, what you’re going to change and stick to it. ¬†After all, you’re in control of your own choices!