6 Sweet Secrets To Stay Slim!

Diet! It's a 4 letter word that strikes fear into the hearts of even the strongest person. Try the following 6 sweet secrets to stay slim in no time.

Article Summary:
  • Fruit can be used to satisfy your need for sweets.
  • Try not to eat "healthy" alternatives to your favorite sweet treats.
  • Someone who always denies the foods they want will wind up binging.
  • Diet! It's a 4 letter word that strikes fear into the hearts of even the strongest person. The cravings. The doing-without. The hunger. But what if there were a way to have your cake and eat it too? What if there were six ways?

    These 6 sweet secrets will have you cruising through cravings and dancing rather than doing-without in no time!

    Diet Is A 4 Letter Word That Strikes Fear Into The Hearts Of Even The Strongest Person.
    Enlarge Click Image To Enlarge.
    Diet Is A 4 Letter Word That Strikes Fear
    Into The Hearts Of Even The Strongest Person.

    dot Sweet Secret 1: Erythritol dot

      The amazing sweetener with the funny name. Unlike the other sugar-derived sweeteners that have flooded the market today, erythritol does not cause an insulin spike, due to the way it's digested.

    Erythritol:
    In the body, erythritol is absorbed into the bloodstream in the small intestine, and then for the most part excreted unchanged in the urine.

    Because erythritol is normally absorbed before it enters the large intestine, it does not normally cause laxative effects as are often experienced after over-consumption of other sugar alcohols (such as xylitol and maltitol) and most people will consume erythritol with no side effects.

      Erythritol is the primary sweetener in Vitamin Water 10, can be used instead of refined table sugar in goodies like pecan pie, and still satisfies the ol' sweet tooth.

    RELATED PRODUCT
    Erythritol Sweetner NOW Presents:
    Erythritol Sweetner

    Erythritol, a ployol (sugar alcohol), is a good-tasting sweetener which is suitable for a variety of reduced-calorie and sugar-free foods. It can be used as a sugar substitute in most sugar-free recipes.
    [ Click here to learn more. ]

    dot Sweet Secret 2: Fruit dot

      Ok, not as much of a secret, but definitely overlooked. Fruit can be used in a wide variety of applications to satisfy your need for sweet without undoing all the hard work you've put into losing weight.

      Wrap a whole wheat tortilla around a tablespoon of peanut butter and a whole banana for your mid-morning snack (or substitute apple slices for the banana if you don't like the texture). No refrigeration needed - perfect if you work in an office environment.

    Fruit Can Be To Satisfy Your Need For Sweet Without Undoing All The Hard Work You've Put Into Losing Weight!
    Enlarge Click Image To Enlarge.
    Fruit Can Be To Satisfy Your Need For Sweet Without
    Undoing All The Hard Work You've Put Into Losing Weight!

      Eat an orange rather than have that cup of juice with breakfast. The fruit itself contains more fiber and other nutritionally rich bonuses that the juice alone just can't compete with.

      Cherries are a great sweet that won't cause an insulin spike in proper amount. Another bonus? Each piece of fruit comes in its own pre-measured serving size by Mother Nature herself.

    RELATED VIDEO: Your 12-Week Daily Video Trainer
    Tuesday, Week 6: Fruits & Vegetables!

    Kris Gethin is your own Daily Personal Trainer! Today we have some advice on what types of fruits and vegetables will work best for this transformation.
    Watch More From This Series Here.

    dot Sweet Secret 3: Protein Shakes dot

      While a variety of protein shakes exist on the market today, most contain some form of artificial sweetener. However, every once in a while a manufacturer will put out a whey protein shake that actually tastes great without the aftertaste. I highly recommend Gaspari Nutrition IntraPro for this one!

    RELATED PRODUCT
    IntraPro Gaspari Nutrition Presents:
    IntraPro

    IntraPro gives bodybuilders what they have so long desired; the first ultra-high quality, competition strength, protein supplement engineered specifically for athletes with a desire to achieve and maintain that big and shredded look.
    [ Click here to learn more. ]

      Regardless of which brand you choose, a protein shake can give you an energy boost to get through a sluggish afternoon or put pep in your morning's step and never get boring!

      A vanilla shake blended with peaches and strawberries makes a great mix! A chocolate shake mixed with peanut butter can't be beat when the Sugar Monster attacks! The combinations are only limited by your imagination! Imagine - a snack you can't get bored with!

    Protein Shake Recipes Protein Shake Recipes:
    Never Have A Boring Shake Again!

    Are you tired of drinking the same boring, bland tasting proteins shakes? Try these superb shakes and mix things up! Send us your favorite recipes here!

    [ Check Out The Protein Shake Recipes Here ]

    dot Sweet Secret 4: Dark Chocolate dot

      OK, sometimes the choco-beastie wins and you just gotta have that hit of the good stuff! If you find yourself in the car at 2:00 AM heading towards McDonald's with a large frothy shake in mind, turn into your local grocery store instead.

      Most grocery stores carry some form of dark chocolate on their shelves. Why go dark?

      • It's heart healthy (packed with antioxidants to combat free radicals).
      • It stimulates endorphin production, which gives a feeling of pleasure.
      • It contains serotonin, which acts as an anti-depressant.
      • It contains theobromine, caffeine, and other substances which are stimulants.

    If You Must Have Chocolate, Choose Dark Chocolate.
    Enlarge Click Image To Enlarge.
    If You Must Have Chocolate,
    Choose Dark Chocolate.

    dot Sweet Secret 5: No Alternatives dot

      Not so much something to eat as it is a rule to live by! Sounds funny to say, but try not to eat "healthy" alternatives to your favorite sweet treats. Low-fat and low-calorie versions of the stuff that got you on a diet in the first place don't break an addiction you may have to the original goodie.

      Plus they're usually packed with artificial sweeteners and other junk that still spikes your insulin, making it harder to get the weight off!

    RELATED VIDEO: Video Tip Of The Week!
    Tip #13: Poe's Junk Food Cravings Tip!

    Each Tuesday you will find a new video tip dealing with training, nutrition, motivation, competition, etc. This week, Brandon Poe gives you advice on how to resist those cravings.
    Watch More From This Series Here.

    dot Sweet Secret 6: Give In dot

      Give in, in moderation! That doesn't mean "go whole hog". It doesn't mean throw your diet out the window until tomorrow. It doesn't mean you're free to eat whatever you want for the next 12 hours.

      It means that if you'd sell your oldest child for a candy bar - then have the candy bar. Just throw out the first bite. A dieter who constantly denies the foods they truly want will wind up binging, going off their diet (97% of the time) and gaining more weight than they did when the diet started.

    A Dieter Who Constantly Denies The Foods They Truly Want Will Wind Up Binging.
    Enlarge Click Image To Enlarge.
    A Dieter Who Constantly Denies The Foods
    They Truly Want Will Wind Up Binging.

      By throwing out the first bite, you're psychologically ensuring that you don't eat the entire candy bar. You're proving you have the willpower to not gulp down an entire Big Slurp. You're showing yourself that when the next craving hits, you have the determination to stay on the program you've selected!

      And you're also making certain that you stick to your planned weight loss goals by not denying yourself and then waking up surrounded by the fallen soldiers of candy bar wrappers and ice cream containers. Giving in once in a blue moon means a less-likely chance that you'll binge later!

    RELATED POLL
    Do You Give In To Food Cravings Often?

    Yes - All The Time
    Sometimes - But Not Very Often
    Only On Cheat Meals
    No - Never

    dot
    The Sweetest Secret Of All
    dot

    When it all boils down to it, finding a healthy alternative for the sweets you crave brings you one step closer to achieving your goal of good health.

    But here's the biggest kick of all: the best fat blocker, the best appetite suppressant, the best weight loss pill on the planet rests between your ears.

    Finding A Healthy Alternative For The Sweets You Crave Brings You One Step Closer To Achieving Your Goal Of Good Health.
    Enlarge Click Image To Enlarge.
    Finding A Healthy Alternative For The Sweets You Crave Brings
    You One Step Closer To Achieving Your Goal Of Good Health.

    It's you. Your mind. Your abilities. Your will to feel better and fit into any pair of jeans you want.

    dot
    Conclusion
    dot

    The next time you're at a business lunch and your partner or client orders a cherry pie for dessert, and the urge is so strong to "just have it this one time" - imagine what you'll look like once you've finished your diet and ask yourself, "Is it worth it?"

    Chances are, it's not. But if it is - make sure you throw out the first bite!