Ask Misty by Misty Green
Dieting has always been so tough for me and I find that I have little cheats all the time. I know it has an effect on my overall look the day of the show. I could come in looking so much better and be happier with myself if I could just find a happy medium for my terrible sweet tooth! Are there any suggestions you have for me?!
Sweet Tooth Cindy, Michigan
Cindy, this is something many of us out there face when it comes time to diet. I have a sweet tooth as well and I admit it takes work not to let it get the best of me. First and foremost, if you are working with a trainer, ask for his/her help or if the following I’m about to mention is feasible to add into your diet. I work with Nick Varga (email@example.com) and he came up with a great idea a couple of years ago to help my sweet tooth cravings. I make protein pancakes every night for my final meal.
Protein Delight protein powder (tons of different flavors)
Vermont sugar free syrup
For every scoop of protein, mix with 2 egg whites, couple tablespoons of sugar free syrup & water (keeps the pancakes moist). It will be different for each person depending on the calories you are taking in. Mix everything up and pour it into the pan just like you would with typical pancake batter! Then EAT!
Also, another sweet treat I have once a week are crystal light sugar free slushies. You can usually find them at 7/11 stores or places similar. If not, you can also make your own at home. Just blend ice, water and your choice of crystal light flavor!
I hope this helps! Stay strong, think positive and always have fun with what you are doing!
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Being a competitive track star, Misty decided
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