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    Is your sweet tooth getting the better of YOU? by Mike O'Hearn

    Is your sweet tooth getting the better of YOU? by Mike O'Hearn

    How often has your sweet tooth ruined your clean diet?

    Let’s conquer that sugar craving together.

    I've identified 5 sweets you should ditch starting TODAY and a healthy substitute for each.

    1. Candy

    Candy has virtually no nutritional value and will quickly turn into fat.

    Do This: Swap candy out for a handful of unsalted nuts, a few pieces of unsweetened, dried fruit, or a small square of very dark chocolate (at least 72% cocoa content).

    2. Baked Goods

    Cake, cookies, brownies, pastries, donuts, and pies are filled with sugar and will spike your blood sugar the same as candy.

    Do This: Replace with fruit. It’s nature’s candy and is every bit as blissful as a slice of cake.

    3. Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

    Nothing makes you feel as happy and carefree as a bowl of creamy ice cream…until that ice cream makes its permanent home on your waist. 

    Do This: Mix unsweetened, nonfat Greek yogurt with a scoop of my protein powder and mix in some chopped, fresh fruit. 

    4. Soft Drinks

    A regular can of soda pop contains the equivalent of 10 packets of sugar. That’s more sugar than you should consume in a full week!

    Do This: Take soda pop out of your diet and replace with other, healthier, beverages available to you. 

    5. Blended Drinks

    Smoothies, blended coffee drinks, and milkshakes are all tempting treats and are especially dangerous because you don’t feel full upon drinking them.

    Do This: Make your own healthy blended drinks at home by using natural sweeteners like stevia, or simply by using fruit. Blend a delicious protein shake with ice, milk and a scoop of my protein powder.

    A great thing to remember is that once you’ve fallen out of the habit of eating sugar, your body will no longer crave it.

    Let’s keep training like warriors and keep dominating your path. For more lifestyle, nutrition information and training philosophy check out www.mikeohearn.com

    - The Titan Mike O’Hearn, 4x Mr. Natural Universe