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How To Conquer A Sweet Tooth

Have a problem with sweets?

Do the cookies, candy and other assorted goodies seem to scream out your name?

Do you get the shakes and start to mumble when someone passes a tray full of sweets in front of your nose?

Well, I think I’ve got the fix.

You might not like it, but it’s what works and it’s very simple.  It might not be easy, but it’s still simple.

Personally, I love sweets.

I don’t know if it’s always been this way or if the fact that my wife
loves sweets as well has made my sweet tooth worse.  She loves sweets,
and two people in the same house loving sweets isn’t a good combination.

There are days when I come home, spend some time with the family and
when Maren gets put to bed, I immediately get the feeling I need to
devour something sweet.

It’s just an urge and I feel like a big, giant sweet craving monster if I don’t get my sweet!

I turn from the Fit Dad into the sweet craving monster who just might
bite your head off if you stand between me and my sweet treat.

But how do you control such an urge?

How do you stop your hands from reaching into the cupboard and grabbing a cookie or heading to the freezer for some ice cream?

Well, the obvious answer is to not have them in the house.

If they’re not there, you can’t eat them….no really I’m serious.

But the even better answer is to grab a piece of fruit.

I know that may not sound glamorous or magical, but it’s the easiest and best solution to satisfy your sweet tooth.


Well for one thing fruit is far sweeter than any sweet treat.

You can’t honestly tell me that a few chunks of pineapple aren’t sweeter than whatever your favorite sweet treat is.

If you do, you’re lying to yourself because it’s just not true.

Another thing is that our body CRAVES fruit, which is one reason I
believe we feel the urge to eat something sweet.  It’s our body’s
natural tendency to wanting the vitamin and mineral packed fruit.

It was put on this earth for a reason and that was to eat.

Your body wants it and NEEDS fruit so give your body what it wants.

I know what you might be thinking…”fruit makes you fat.”

In case you haven’t heard, that just isn’t true…it’s a flat out lie that needs to be put to rest for good.

Telling someone they shouldn’t eat fruit (unless there’s a valid
medical reason), is like telling them that they shouldn’t breathe…it
just doesn’t make sense.

So here’s your solution.  I want you to do this for the next two weeks.

First, clean out your cupboards and cabinets of any nasty sweet treat.
Just do it for these two weeks, then if you must you can buy some of
them again.

Then, anytime you feel the urge to eat something sweet, eat a piece of fruit.

I go for pineapple because good pineapple is so sweet that a few pieces take care of the sweet urge.

I know some people like to eat an orange for the same reason.

Experiment.  Try berries, apples, pineapple, different types of oranges, grape fruit, pears, or any of the many citrus fruits.

Do that for the next two weeks and I guarantee that two things will happen.

Number one, you’ll feel much, much, much better.

Giving your body what it wants tends to make you feel better.  Kinda crazy huh?

Number two, you’ll lose weight.

That’s the easy one.  Replace something bad with something good and you will absolutely, positively lose weight.

Number three…I know I told you two things, but there’s another one.
You won’t crave the sweet treats as you used to and will instead crave
fruit.  Once your body gets used to getting that fruit, it won’t want
to give it up and you won’t want to either because it makes you feel so

Will you take me up on my little challenge?

Come on, I know you can do it…it’s a very minor change that will reap huge benefits.

Have a great day!


P.S. – Do you have any creative ways for beating your sweet tooth?  Leave it in the comments below.

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