5 Superfoods You Haven’t Heard of And Need To Try

By Jamie Houghton, Head Coach at Lifestyle Performance Transformations NCC

Just a quick post today, I’ve been doing some research and wanted to share this with you…

Quinoa, kale, wheatgrass…! Every year seems to bring another superfood to garnish our plates or chuck into our blenders. But some superfoods don’t get as much spotlight as they deserve.

You may not have heard of them, (I hadn’t heard of number 4 until I read a little more about it), but they’re definitely worth adding to your healthy menu plans.

As faddy as they may seem, superfoods are essential additions to any healthy lifestyle, whether you want to lose weight or feel healthier. These natural powerhouses are packed with good-for-you nutrients you won’t find in a packaged dinner. From fibre to help you lose weight to antioxidants that support a healthy immune system, check out these 5 superfoods you probably haven’t heard of before

1. Kefir
This fermented superfood is a favorite in Russia and Central Asia. Kefir offers healthy bacteria, which rockets the immune system. Look for it in the milk and cheese aisle. Get your morning Kefir Kick with a Superfood Smoothie.

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2. Dandelion Greens
Not the fizzy drink you might have heard of…the humble dandelion is actually a nutritional powerhouse. The leaves are packed with minerals that help detoxify the body. Dandelion greens also offer more calcium than many other
leafy green superfoods. Harness the power of dandelion greens your morning smoothie and juices or as a leafy addition to your lunchtime salad.

 

3. Black Rice
Black is back! This dark grain is rich in vitamin E and delivers more of the powerful
anthocyanin antioxidants than go-to superfoods like blueberries. Use black rice in place of brown rice in healthy recipes like Slow Cooker Chilli or Curry and rice.

4. Jicama
This root vegetable is rich in inulin, a fiber that has has probiotic properties. Jicama is also high in vitamin C. Enjoy this slightly sweet vegetable in salads and stir frys.

amaranth5. Amaranth
Quinoa is the star lately, but amaranth is another ancient grain that deserves superfood status. Originally grown in South America, it delivers complete protein. It’s also a good source of minerals like potassium, iron, and magnesium. Mix amaranth into and breads or mix it into your serving of Quinoa.

 

We’ll be adding some of these superfoods to our suggested recipes on our next 6 Week Transformation Program!

We’re opening the doors VERY SOON but already we’ve got a waiting list because our first group got fully booked.

Get a head start before we go public…

Men Click Here for our MANSformation program

Ladies Click Here A Stone in 6

 

Give some of these superfoods a go and let us know how you get on!

Jamie Houghton

Head Coach at LPT Northampton NCC

3 Surprising Ways To Eliminate Your Sweet Tooth

By Jamie Houghton, Head Coach at Lifestyle Performance Transformations NCC

Whatever you’ve tried, however good you’ve eaten…you just can’t seem to get rid of your sweet tooth! It’s that devil and angel on your shoulder situation right?

You know the struggles of trying cut down on your sweet treat intake. So make note of these 3 tips (number 3 will surprise you) and you’ll soon be able to kick your sweet tooth goodbye and get your cravings under control

1. Fuel yourself well throughout your day with the “right” fuel.

If you try to “be good” or “eat clean” all week,  to treat yourself one night at the weekend, you may be too restrictive during the week plus it will give you someone to look forward to and work hard towards.

Make sure you include these food groups with every meals:

  • protein
  • non-starchy carbs (veggies)
  • fats

With the right fuel in your body you’ll function better throughout the day and you’re cravings will diminish.

Think about your car…you wouldn’t put petrol in a diesel engine on purpose would you…? If you do your car will break down.

It’s exactly the same with our bodies…fill up on the right fuel!

2. Keep only portion-controlled, satisfying “treats” in your home.

Portion controlAnything you can eat and enjoy one serving of is allowed in your home.

Anything you cannot stop eating once you start is out! Just chuck it in a bin bag and get rid of them.

My favorites include 90%-100% dark chocolate – the richness means I can only enjoy 1 square at a time. Anymore than that and I don’t enjoy it.

 

3. Remove all artificial sweeteners.

This may surprise you…but artificial sweeteners can sabotage your weight loss and healthy lifestyle goals!

 

But how? Sweeteners can be calorie free right!?

It’s all down to how our brains and taste buds work together.

Artificial sweeteners can:

  • Stimulate your appetite
  • Increase your carb cravings
  • Stimulate fat storage hormones

Try to eliminate your intake of artificially sweetened yogurts, desserts, beverages, etc. etc. over a period of time.

At LPT our 6 week transformers comment all the time on how they haven’t even thought about reaching for some chocolate! Karen even said to me this morning…

“I was in the supermarket, automatically found myself down the cake and biscuit isle and I stopped! I actually said out loud I DON’T NEED ANY OF THIS RUBBISH and turned around again. I really didn’t want any cake!!”

The good news for you is that next week we are opening the doors for our next intake on our 6 Week Transformation Program!

We’ve got a waiting list already because our first group got fully booked, but there’s still some spaces coming up…

Want to beat the queue?

Men Click Here for our MANSformation program

Ladies Click Here A Stone in 6

 

Thanks for reading!

Jamie Houghton

Head Coach at LPT Northampton NCC

P.S. – Be sure to apply those 3 steps in this article to start to kicking your sweet tooth AND start seeing results!

And if you are ready to make a real transformation with our help – for free, then learn how to start:

Guys – Apply for our MANSformation Challenge

Girls – Apply for our Stone in 6 Challenge

 

How To Quit Playing Diet Roulette

Do you find yourself trying diet after diet without seeing long-term change? Do you get consumed by T.V shows touting the latest dietary recommendations? Are you guilty of going to the gym every day, then not going for MONTHS!? Are you easily consumed by what your friends & family do or say in regards to food & diet?

Guess what… YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

 

Diet Roulette

In todays EPIC post I share:

– Why diet roulette is making us fat, miserable & frustrated

– Why your outlook is EVERTHING & can help you enjoy IMMEDIATE positive change

– Why thinking long-term is ESSENTIAL to making the right decisions NOW

– Lessons we can learn from how we manage our money that can actually improve our health

– 10 HEALTH investments that don’t include exercise or diet

 

Serious question…

Would you risk all you have, all your assets, all your savings, your car etc etc

…and throw it all on the roulette wheel in the hope you’ll double your money?

I bloody hope not!

That’d be damn right crazy right?

Yet this is EXACTLY the approach the majority of people are taking to lose weight & get fit.

…I call it Diet Roulette.

And I’ve met thousands of people playing this game over the past 10 years.

Truth is you NEVER win. THE HOUSE ALWAYS WINS!

(Or in this case, the slimming clubs/food manufacturers)

 

How Do They Win?

Well, just like the casino’s of the world they hold an advantage.

An advantage worth billions of pounds, (so its a kinda secret) but I’ll let you in on it…

See they know something most people don’t.

They know that regardless of how good/bad the diet is that they’re selling, providing it works short-term they are on to a winner

(by the way ALL calorie restrictive diets work short-term. Even the mars bar diet!)

The genius of this ^^^ is the person doing the diet will always blame themselves when they pile the weight back on rather than the diet. This in-turn makes them repeat the diet again & they end up going round in circles!

Its EXACTLY the same psychology as a gambling addict. They win big once & so are convinced they’ll win big again.

That’s not all.

Diet clubs & food manufacturers have an EXTRA edge.

The alibi of variables.

You see they’re so many variables to losing weight, that when someone isn’t getting results, its easy as pie for the slimming consultant to blame everything else in someones life as the culprit – other than the diet itself.

This was all summed up recently for me when a lady told me how weight watchers works really well for her.

I asked her why then had she had approached me for help.

Her reply,“I’ve done it 6 time now but I can’t stick to it”.

I was lost for words.

She really believed after SIX attempts at a diet she couldn’t stick to that it worked. Worse STILL, she believed SHE was the failure.

This made me a little angry but more sad.

Sad at the thought of just how many other people must be going through the same thing – a belief system of failure, when in fact its the very people she believed were helping her that are blinding her from the real truth.

Believe it or not this post is NOT  intended to blast other diets. (I’ll leave that for another day).

This post is to simply outline an observation.. that the current throw it-all-on-black-model I call diet roulette, is FAILING us miserably.

Last week I heard a stat that sums up just how grim the picture is for the future, unless we do start taking a different approach.

 

“In the next 10 years, if we carry on as we are, two thirds of the worlds population will be over-weight or obese”.

 

So what’s the Answer?

Well lets flip back to my original question. Would you risk all your financial assets on black?

We already established you wouldn’t.

Coz your smart.

Instead I imagine you spread your hard earned cash over various pots.

Get the best interest rate.

Tax free ISA’s?

Brick mortar?

Pensions?

Holiday/family funds?

Maybe even have investments?

The point is to highlight that we are willing to take a far more strategic
approach to our wealth than our health. When it comes to finances people really think things through, think of the long-term AND do their research.

The Financial Lesson?

If we started using this methodology into our health I believe we’d be in a far happier, healthier & more successful place.

Rather than taking the shot-gun approach of investing our time & efforts in just two pots – (exercise & diet), maybe it’s time we started thinking more laterally & asking bigger questions.

Here are 10 areas of investment I recommend to look at:

  1. Stress – Managing your stress before anything else will change your life. My advice is eliminate the unnecessary. Focus on the essential and if the essential DOESN’T include checking facebook, your email or watching your favourite t.v program then go back to evaluating what is important to you.
  2. Sleep – Lack of sleep will mess your hormones up, reduce you to sugar & caffeine cravings and make it terribly hard to focus. Investing time improving your quality of sleep will pay HUGE dividends.
  3. Fulfillment – At the root of happiness is fulfillment, growth & satisfaction. What are you doing today to grow? What have you done this year to become the person you are most proud of?
  4. Knowledge – Read, study, listen to audio-books, talk to people you can learn from. Be curious. Don’t follow the herd, instead look outside the box.
  5. Mental Health – Ability to deal with trauma. Overcome limiting beliefs. Create new & better habits.
  6. Toxification – Will live in a pretty toxic world. Much of which IS still unavoidable. Eat organic, breathe fresh air.
  7. Finance – We covered this one already!
  8. Planning/Time management – If you can’t make time to go shopping, or cook then the new diet plan you watched on T.V is irrelevant.
  9. Relationships – Happy couples are proven to live longer. Getting support from a partner is also a major importance from my experience. You MUST get the family on board when making an effort for healthy living.
  10. Recovery – How often do you take breaks at work? Working non-stop somehow has become a badge of honour, yet the research clearly shows that NOT taking regular breaks leads to poor performance overall.

 

My advice is look at this list above carefully & decide for yourself which investment in time/money will give you the biggest bang for your buck.

Which one will give you the greatest ROI?

 

What Investments In Your Health Will You Start Making?

A few weeks ago I asked which areas of your life you felt you needed to pay most attention too. I had lots of replies but I’d like more.

So if you haven’t filled in the form yet I’d love to know.

Click here to tell me==> How Can I Help You

 

PS. Want to learn how to quit dieting forever & join a program with PROVEN results & that ISN’T based on counting calories & drinking shakes for breakfast, lunch & dinner,

You can apply to get a whole weeks coaching from me for just £10-00 when you click & complete the form below

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How to Crush Carb Cravings – P1 with Matt Sutton

 

Early on this year I posed the question to my email list, “What is you biggest struggle & frustration in regards to eating for weight loss”.

Various answers came up including:

– Lack of time to cook

– Motivation/Willpower

– Lack of knowledge of the best things to eat

 

HOWEVER, the most common answer of all was this…“I struggle with Carbs Cravings”.

An overwhelming number of people shared this as their biggest challenge. But I guess it shouldn’t come as such a huge surprise considering as a society we eat more sugar now than ever in history.

The question is how do we turn back the clock 50 years?

What small changes can we make that could soften the urge to eat carbs?

What are carbs anyway? Are they all bad?

Are their some better than others?

These are just some of the questions I answer in this 15 minute presentation below.

How to Beat Carb Cravings – Part One

 

Want to know what types of foods will help you beat those cravings? I’m currently giving away my 42 Healthy Recipe Cookbook.

Just hit the link below.

 

42 recipe

 

PS. Applications have just opened for my next group personal training weight loss program. Click HERE to apply. If you get your application in quick you’ll also save £20-00 on our standard price.

 

 

 

 

How to Avoid Cancer & Premature Death | Kettering Personal Trainer

 

Finally..

….A headline news story on nutrition & health that isn’t purely based on shock tactics to purely sell more papers!I rarely watch the news for this ^^^ reason.

Most health stories are based on floored studies.

Media lap them up coz this stuff sells.

Today however it’s refreshing to hear news on a story that has been a long time coming.
If you’ve not seen it yet, the big news of the day comes from results of a 12 year study
following the eating habits of 65,000 people. The study reveals what I’ve been telling my clients for years.
….the 5-a-day guidelines on fruit & veg are B.S 
Not only should we be aiming at doubling the original 5-a-day guidelines but we should also be aiming to get at least three quarters from vegetables.
matt eats cabbage
And NO…I’m afraid this isn’t an April fools joke, for all those of you that cringe
 at the thought of eating more veggies
 This shizzle is SERIOUS dude. It’s literally life or death.
Infact the experts have revealed simply increasing your intake to at least 7 portions p/day will help avoid your risk of Cancer & reduce your chances of premature death by up
to 42%! YES..42%!!!!!!
QUESTION?

Is reducing your chance of premature death by up to 42% worth a few more sprogs of broccoli? Hmmmm tough one that? For many people I truly believe the answer will still be no. Just like smokers know the risks of smoking yet carry on, people will still eat junk food.

And that’s fine, we make our own choices in life.
However it’s important we are all aware that we DO have a choice.
Their is no reason for us to be ill or endure sickness.
Their is no reason to be overweight or lack energy.
Their is no reason to allow our health to make life miserable.
…..You CAN choose to be
happier, healthier & live longer.
The Importance of Veg over Fruit…
The research also revealed that vegetables were far more beneficial than fruit.
Each portion of vegetables lowered the risk of death by 16 per cent.
A piece of fruit only lowered the chance of death by 4 per cent.
This last point is important as I find so many people choosing fruit over vegetables due to
pure convenience.
I get it though.
We all have busy lives.
Cooking 5-10 portions of veg a day for many people seems impossible.
Therefore we need to be looking at ways around time constraints rather than just using it as an excuse to ignore this important issue.
Remember 42%!
Recommendations
– Batch cooking your veg on a sunday night is
my first recommendation. It doesn’t take long
 & makes for nice family time too (away from the T.V!)
– Store your veg in a few tupperware bowls in the fridge
& BAAM you’re ready to rock.
– Personally I also use supplementation to get
my veggies. It just makes life so much easier. And I’ll be
honest I’d struggle to match the awesome ingredients that leans
the product I use offers.
I use ==> LEAN GREENS. It’s awesome.
In just one scoop & I get my 5 a day just from veg.
Then I take my other 2 a day from fruits, mainly berries.
So it’s not impossible. Infact it’s ridiculously easy.
BRAND NEW VEGGY COOKBOOK
The subject of helping people of their vegetable intake has been high on my agenda for a while now & I’m pleased to let you know that just this week I received 100 copies of my new veggy cookbook.
This book is jam packed full of ideas to make damn sure you get your 7-10 a day.
Get on the pre-launch sale by downloading this freebie 42 Recipe Cookbook 
42 recipe
Have a great day 🙂
Matt (Eat more Greens) Sutton
PS. Without trying to state the bloody obvious but their’s also a VERY 
important by-product of eating your 7-10 a day…without a shadow of a 
doubt you WILL LOSE BODY FAT & STAY PRETTY LEAN.
PPS. Try a tub of ==> LEAN GREENS