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My plan to conquer the sweet tooth

Hi, it's Mike Geary here with another Lean-Body Secrets Ezine from Truth About Abs

I don't know about you, but I have always had a serious sweet tooth! No joke... when I was a kid growing up, my mom would bake a batch of brownies and I would eat the entire tray in 1 day!

I could get away with that as a teenager because I probably burned about 5000 cals/day playing sports outside all day.

One of the things I had to learn to conquer over the years as an adult was to keep my sweet tooth under control so I wouldn't turn into the typical 30-something guy with the beer belly.

My plan of attack to conquer the sweet tooth...

What worked for me to beat my sweet tooth was the use of a large variety of fruits and also super-dark chocolate, and using creative variations of both.

A piece of fruit, a frozen fruit & protein smoothie, or a couple small pieces of dark chocolate has totally done the trick to keep my sweet tooth in check, and has allowed me to stay super-lean over the years while still enjoying my sweets in small amounts.

Here are my 3 favorite desserts that help me to keep the calories under control while also satisfying my sweet tooth. I pretty much use a variation of these almost every day for dessert.

1. Two or 3 small squares of super-dark chocolate (minimum of 70-75% cocoa content... if less than 70%, usually too much sugar)

2. Frozen banana/chocolate blender ice cream:

  • This is more of an ice cream consistency rather than a smoothie. I put 1 frozen ripe banana chunked into a blender with 1/3 cup milk, 2 tbsp non-sweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, and a sprinkle of stevia to sweeten. 1/2 scoop of protein powder is optional too.
  • Blend it all together to an ice cream consistency. This is a much healthier lower-calorie, lower-sugar alternative to ice cream, and still delicious!

  • 3. I just got hooked on these recently... the Prograde Cravers Peanut Butter flavor is out of this world, and 100% organic, with dark chocolate and other healthy ingredients... it makes the perfect healthy dessert or snack during the day without an overload of calories... only 180 calories.

    (Prograde Cravers are only available for the time being in the US and Canada)

    I hope you enjoy these healthier "six pack" friendly dessert ideas! Feel free to forward this email on to any of your friends, family, or co-workers that would enjoy these.

    Til next ezine issue... Don't be lazy, be lean.

    Mike Geary

    Certified Nutrition Specialist

    Certified Personal Trainer

    Founder - Truth About Abs


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