I am a huge fan of Esther Hicks and the Law of Attraction mainly because it makes so much sense to me. The concept is basically ‘what you think about you bring about’ and if you are all doom and gloom, then guess what? That’s mostly what shows up in your life.
One of my big revelations when I finally worked out how to lose weight was that you don’t have to completely give up the taste of the stuff you like to eat, while you are on your way. You just need to tweak it, so it goes from being junk food, which has no nutritional value, has toxins, and chemicals that your body can’t recognise, to something so amazingly good for you, tastes fantastic and has an automatic off switch, making binge eating or over eating a thing of the past. Meaning you can still eat it every day and still lose weight. Genius huh?
So one of the foods that most people absolutely love is chocolate.
How cool are the crew at Harvest Box? Have you heard of them? Offering a great healthy alternative to junky snack food, they started out delivering boxes of their scrumptious combos of dried fruit and nuts to people, workplaces etc. who wanted an alternative to chocolate bars and chips.
It gained popularity, won many people over and has now morphed to include snack sized versions that you can take anywhere. Awesome!
So when I was a raging overeater, cheesecake was my favourite type of cake. (See story… the cheesecake is calling me…)
I can clearly understand the attraction now as I am not a dry cake or dry anything type of eater. I prefer everything rich, creamy, decadent, satisfying and the fat content in these types of cakes fits the bill.
And when I think of it – when I used to eat bread or rolls, I preferred the gooey middle and never the crust, if I ate chips as in fish and chips, I would always eat the soft ones and not the crunchy ones, if I do have dry cake I prefer it with a rich chocolate sauce on top and preferably cream, even if it’s salad the creamier the dressing the happier I am.
I had a fantastic conversation with a friend Pam who has been overweight all of her adult life, tried everything to lose it as well, without success. She loves to exercise, drinks lots of water, is into alternative health and the Law of Attraction, is active, fun loving, gets out lots but still this is the one thing that has niggled her and her whole family actually, all their lives.
Then she read my book.
So the success of my sesame snaps sent me off onto other creative tangents as to what else I could toffee snap using the same method and nearly the same ingredients.
I think I mentioned my oats/raisins disaster – probably for the best as I don’t eat oats and was just trying it for my fiancé. He gave it the resounding thumbs down, so we stick to the original sesame for him.
However I thought my all time favourite macadamia nuts might do the trick as they are buttery and delicious, especially when roasted and I wasn’t disappointed. (Drool, drool.)
I was having a chat with some Instagram peeps on their weight loss journey and some are going it alone, others are on weight watchers, some on slimming world, others lite ‘n easy, some have facebook support groups and some are helping each other out which is great. Then you get bombarded with crazy wraps, herbalife, shakeology and lots of other stuff, but you just ignore those.
So people post the food they are eating and the old food police in me wants to grab them and shake them!!!! I have to remind myself that they are on their own path and if they need my help they will come and ask for it.