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The Truth About Abs

by Mike Geary, Best-Selling Fitness Author
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Do you have a sweet tooth?

The recipe I'm giving you this week is something that I came up with a few years ago that will definitely satisfy all of you chocolate lovers out there. It's a recipe that will satisfy both your sweet tooth and your muscles, without packing on the flab! Now I will admit, I have a sweet tooth... big time! So, in order to satisfy my sweet tooth and avoid packing on the blubber, I have to be a little savvy about putting together my sweet treats.

Even with as hard as I work out, if I give in to a candy bender for a couple days, the abs start to disappear pretty quickly! What works well for me and some other people I know, is to satisfy my sweet tooth with just a small piece of super dark chocolate when the sweet tooth comes knocking. You get a little shot of antioxidants as well as a smooth satisfying treat.

Fruit is another smart solution to the sweets attack... but I'm talking real whole fruit, not juice, and not the canned stuff loaded with corn syrup! It's simply pretty difficult to overeat on fruit. Think about it. You could eat one donut and easily pack away 400 or 500 calories depending on what type of donut it is. You'd have to eat 5 or 6 apples to take in the same amount of calories.

I think it's fair to say that the donut would probably not fill you up that much, but I can guarantee you'd be full if you tried to eat 6 apples in one sitting! Anyway, here's the recipe. I like to use it as a tasty dessert or as one of my midmeals either mid-morning or mid-afternoon. Enjoy!

Geary's Healthy Chocolate Chip Ricotta

  • one 15 oz container ricotta cheese (grass-fed if you can find it)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 Tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder (just pure cocoa ...    Continue

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  • @ 12:54pm ET on November 12, 2010
    Okay, I am definitely trying this!! Thanks sooooo much! It sounds delicious and another great way to eat ricotta :-)

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