Dear Subscriber,

How are you?

Hopefully you had a great November
and you’re ready to “survive” the next
month by staying healthy and active.

Far too many people end up gaining those
extra Holiday pounds because they become
especially susceptible to cravings.

That’s why today I’d like to share with
you some neat ways to curb those
cravings before they even rear their ugly
heads… so you can welcome the New Year
fit, healthy and happy!

Yours For Health,
Shane Shiels
Shashido Enterprises
Adelaide’s Premier Health & Fitness Expert

Now That Holiday Season Is Almost
Here, Make Those Cravings Disappear!


They’re the enemy of every good intention
you have to stick to your diet and keep
the progress coming fast and furious.

Cravings are especially HARD to deal with
when the holidays pop up. That’s because
there are all kinds of “goodies” everywhere.
And they’re hard to pass up because they
represent what you’ve always done during
the holidays. Why break tradition, after all?

That’s why if you’re serious about getting in
shape, you need a PLAN to deal with the cravings
when they show up. Because believe me, they
WILL show up!

Of course, simply sticking to your eating plan
and using will power to get through it is tried
and true advice. But it doesn’t necessarily
have to be that hard.

Here are a few things that could help…

Pinolenic acid – This acid comes from the Korean
pine nut and it seems to be the real deal when
it comes to blunting hunger. In one clinical trial,
participants who took 450mg of pinolenic acid
after fasting, decreased their hunger, diminished
their food intake and – more importantly – showed
increases in hormones associated with satiety
(CCK and GLP-1). [1]

irvinga gabonesis – This fruit bearing plant grows
in the lush, tropical jungles of Cameroon. And
as it turns out, the seeds from the fruit have
remarkable anti-obesity properties. The main one?
It seems to help regulate leptin production in the
body. Leptin is a hormone that plays a part in
modulating appetite by binding to a specific area
in the brain called the hypothalamus. In one 10-week
study, folks supplementing with irvingia gabonesis
dropped a shocking 16.5 cms from their waistline! [2]

Green Tea – You’ve probably heard all about green
tea’s excellent benefits – including supporting weight
loss. But here’s what you may not know… One study
published in Nutrition Journal found that drinking green
tea with your meals can help you feel significantly more
satisfied! [3] Just one or two cups with each meal should
do the trick.

Red pepper – Going spicy can curb your appetite.
Specifically, red pepper. Research done at Purdue
University found that when participants added red
pepper to their meals, they were better able to
manage their appetite and had the added bonus
of burning more calories. [4] Not bad for adding
a little ‘kick’ to your food, right? To get the same
effects as seen in this study, just add around half
a teaspoon of red pepper to your meals.

So there you have it. This holiday season, don’t
let cravings get the best of you. Take back control
and once and for all WIN the “Battle of the bulge!”

And by the way, if you’re serious about taking
your overall health and fitness to the next level
this coming year, why not take advantage of your
FREE Fitness Consultation? (an $87 value)

During this consult, you’ll receive detailed information
on how to get fit and trim that’s tailored to YOUR body.

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[1]. Causey JL. Korean pine nut fatty acids induce
satiety-producing hormone release in overweight
human volunteers. Paper presented at: American
Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition;
March 26-30, 2006; Atlanta, GA.

[2].Ngondi, Judith. et al. “IGOB131, a novel seed
extract of the West African plant Irvingia gabonensis,
significantly reduces body weight and improves
metabolic parameters in overweight humans in a
randomized double-blind placebo controlled investigation.
“Lipids Health Dis. 2009; 8: 7.

[3]. Julija Josic, et. al. “Does green tea affect
postprandial glucose, insulin and satiety in healthy
subjects: a randomized controlled trial” Nutr J. 2010;
9: 63.


Quote Corner

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you
make, the better” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Eat Yourself Thin

Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic
(Serves Four)

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
salt and pepper to taste
340 gms fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 cloves garlic
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon butter

1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Rinse the
mushrooms and pat dry. Season the flour with salt and
pepper and dredge the chicken breasts in the flour mixture.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat and saute
the chicken until it is nicely browned on one side (about
3 minutes).

2. Add the garlic. Turn the chicken breasts and scatter
the mushrooms over them. Continue frying, shaking the
skillet and stirring the mushrooms. Cook for about 3
minutes, then add the vinegar, broth, bay lead and thyme.
Cover tightly and simmer over medium low heat for 10
minutes, turning occasionally.

3. Transfer the chicken to a warm serving platter and
cover with foil. Set aside. Continue simmering the sauce,
uncovered, over medium high heat for about 7 minutes.
Swirl in the butter or margarine and discard the bay leaf.
Pour this mushroom sauce mixture over the chicken and

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Ready: 30 mins

Amount Per Serving – Calories: 265 / Total Fat: 11.5g /
Cholesterol: 76mg / Sodium: 106mg / Total Carbs: 9.7g /
Dietary Fibre: 1.1g / Protein: 30.7g

Recipe from

Shashido Enterprises
Adelaide, S.A.
Phone: 0420 347 550

(c) Shashido Enterprises 2012 (All Rights Reserved)



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