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!
I get my stevia from the following site...
3. I just got hooked on these tasty treats 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.
I ordered my Peanut Butter Prograde Cravers from...
(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.
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Founder - http://TruthAboutAbs.com