You’ve probably been here before…
Your motivation is at an all-time high. You’re ready to make big changes and finally uncover the body of your dreams.
You plan on exercising and eating healthy. You commit yourself to it.
But then… the cravings start kicking in.
You find yourself getting hungrier and hungrier. Your mind is calling out for food that’s a far-cry from being healthy.
And while you know you shouldn’t eat it…
While you try so hard to resist… even if you’re able to fight it off, it still feels like torture.
And unless you find a way to get rid of these cravings, it’s only a matter of time before you give in to them… and set yourself back.
Well, it doesn’t have to be that way.
As it turns out, there’s a simple secret to shutting down these cravings.
It’s something you add to your breakfast which allows you to feel full and satisfied deep into your day.
And the best part is…
This secret weapon for kicking cravings isn’t something gross you have to force yourself to eat.
It’s the exact opposite, actually.
Because the food I’m talking is absolutely delicious. It’s something you probably already love to eat and may even crave.
But enough with the mystery….
If you want to shut down cravings, simply add peanut butter (or peanuts) to your breakfast!
Not exactly torture, is it?
But hold on, because it gets really exciting…
According to a study that was recently published in the British Journal of Nutrition, adding peanut butter to your breakfast can help control cravings for up to 12 hours!
The study was done by researchers from Purdue University and the Federal University of Vicosa in Brazil.
During the experiment, 15 obese women were fed three different breakfasts. The first group ate ate 1.5 ounces of peanuts with orange juice and a serving of cereal. The second group traded the peanuts for 3 tablespoons of peanut butter. The third group just ate the cereal and juice.
The researchers took blood samples of the women and asked them to rate their appetite levels.
Those who ate the peanuts with breakfast stayed full for much longer than those who just had the cereal and juice. And those who had the peanut butter had their appetite suppressed even further.
Why does this work?
Well, the answer can be found in the blood work.
Participants who ate the peanuts or peanut butter showed high levels of peptide YY, which is a hormone that makes us feel full after eating!
But not only does peanut butter help kill cravings, it also helps to normalize blood sugar and prevent those insulin spikes that send your body into fat storage mode.
When you consider all of these benefits, you can clearly see why adding this delicious treat to your breakfast is a great idea for anyone trying to slim down.
So enjoy your morning peanut butter, guilt-free. It will help you keep those nasty cravings under control.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment below.
And be sure to share this good news with all your peanut butter-loving friends!