How I kicked my sugar cravings (for good) with Horleys

On the planet, there are two kinds of people – those with a sweet tooth and those with a penchant for all things savoury.

I am the former. Through and through. Throw me in a room with a donut and what transpires can only be described as what happens when a Tasmanian Devil gets excited – complete and utter carnage. Thankfully, I've discovered a range of products that keep my cravings at bay, with Horleys selection of flavoursome protein powders and bars. 

While these two different kinds of people manage to live in harmony for the most part, come between this girl and her beloved donuts and you may just lose a finger.

But, with summer on its way, I decided it was high time to kick these sugar cravings to the proverbial curb. I banned all refined sugar from my house, and surprise, surprise, I felt awful. Much to my cookie-obsessed fiancé’s dismay, not even a gram of the white stuff could be found.

With only six months left on the countdown until our wedding, it was high time to seriously ramp my diet and exercise game. Bye bye sugar, hello sexy wedding bod! 

But rather than go totally cold-turkey, I discovered the perfect alternative in the form of Horley’s Sculpt Salted Caramel Protein Powder.

The perfect addition to my morning breakfast, or to pep me up in an afternoon slump, the finely milled powder contains no added sugars and 18g of protein to keep me fuller for longer.

Equally as delicious mixed in with my overnight oats, or blended with water for an afternoon shake, this was the perfect way to keep my sugar cravings at bay.

Couple this with three different kinds of Horleys Carbless Protein Bars, and I knew I’d be able to kick my habit for good. A personal favourite of mine is the Carbless Delight Peanut Caramel flavour, which legitimately tastes like a Snickers bar! Yes please!

Discover how I have #MyHorleys, here:

Ash’s Fave Late Night Salted Caramel Mousse

This recipe takes less than five minutes to throw together, and is perfect for an after-dinner treat, less the guilt!

  • 125g Anchor Greek-Style Yoghurt
  • 2 scoops Horleys Sculpt Salted Caramel Protein Powder
  • 5g shredded coconut
  • 100g lite peaches in juice
  • 1 Horleys Carbless Delight Peanut Caramel Bar

Combine yoghurt and Horleys Sculpt Salted Caramel Protein Powder in a mixing bowl. Using an electric beater, beat until smooth. Spoon peaches on top, and sprinkle with shredded coconut. Using a sharp knife, slice up the Horleys Carbless Delight Peanut Caramel Bar and arrange on top. Delish!

This is going to go down a treat tonight, following my training session with James Miller from Major Fit Performance! Tonight, we are going to be doing a combination of body weight and weighted resistance exercises, to torch some serious calories and get my muscles working hard!

Plus, I've got all the tunes to keep me motivated on my Spotify playlist, here

Check out today’s resistance workout, here:

Circuit One: (Repeat x 3)

  • 10 Rock Press
  • 10 Dumbbell Hang Clean to Press
  • 20 Alternating Toe Touches
  • 45 seconds rest and repeat

Circuit Two: (Repeat x 3)

  • 10 Dumbbell Overhead Squat
  • 20 Leg Throughs
  • 1-minute Rowing Machine
  • 45 seconds rest and repeat

Circuit Three: (Repeat x 3)

  • 15 Kettlebell Sumo Squats
  • 10 Incline Push Ups
  • 1-minute Standing Spin Bike
  • 45 seconds rest and repeat

Keen to get in on the #MyHorleys action yourself? Follow @horleys on Instagram and show us how you take your protein accompanied by the hashtag #myhorleys to be in to win $3,000 in prizes! 

The links in the Horleys Bio, readers simply have to post a picture or video of how they take their protein to #myhorleys and follow Horleys on Instagram for the chance to win one of two Horleys prize packs valued at $3000! Prizes include a years supply of Horleys, 10 PT sessions, Puma gear and more! Get snapping guys! T's & C's apply

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