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The most effective (and healthiest) way to satisfy your sweet tooth…

The most effective (and healthiest) way to satisfy your sweet tooth…

Dear Springboarders,

Let’s face it, being surrounded by the constant tease of sugary snacks each day is hard work to not cave into our cravings. If you are like me, and have a major sweet tooth, the constant reminder in shops, on tv, on the internet can cause us to become overwhelmed and cave in. Before we know it, we are through a whole tub of ice cream and feeling a tad guilty. No don’t get me wrong, I am of the opinion that every now and again we should reward ourselves with a sweet treat. It is however the days when we are trying to be disciplined to eat healthily that we need a bit of help. And I have a great way, which I use to great effect personally, to keep the sugary desires managed in a healthy way. It’s actually very enjoyable!

I think of a sweet tooth, and our sugar cravings, as an unhealthy addiction. People, me included, try to go completely cold turkey, cutting all sweet snacks from their diet in order to cut the addiction for good. Now that’s sound great in theory but in practice it’s a giant step to take. I feel a more sustainable way is to wean yourself off the processed sugar gradually. Such a drastic cut will no doubt be unmanageable and negatively affect our mood. This is then likely to result in a sugar ‘blowout’ where the need for sugar becomes so great that if we do buckle, it becomes dramatic. Instead of the usual one tub of icecream, its two. Instead of 2 doughnut’s, its five. And so on and so forth. We then end up taking one step forward and five back.

However have no fear. A solution is here in the form of whey protein in its various flavours. Whey protein comes in powder format and can be added to water or milk to produce a gorgeous, thick and sweet tasting drink. The calories are tiny, sugar content miniscule and carbs small. And the bonus on top of this is that the protein content is high, helping aid muscle recovery after those hard training sessions you are doing  The key however is to selecting the best tasting whey protein product. I have tried some in the past which are very clinical in their taste whilst others taste like they have come from a top US diner. Get your product selection right and you have a sweet and delicious snack to replace those which contain the dangerous processed sugar, high saturated fat and calorie dense foods. You feed your addiction with a healthy alternative which also boosts your bodies recovery…WIN WIN WIN. As its also taken in drink format, they are incredibly filling which has its obvious benefits.

So, to make your lives easier, I have selected my THREE all time top tasting protein powders for you to take a look at:

1. PhD Nutrition Pharma Whey HT+ Chocolate Cookie Flavour

2. BSN Syntha 6 Strawberry Flavour

3. USN Pure Protein GF-1/IGF-1 2.28Kg Chocolate Flavour

Happy snacking 

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