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Halloween is just around the corner and sweets and treats will be everywhere. just make sure to not buy sweets listed above! They aren't healthy for us!

Do you often find yourself having a sudden craving for something sweet at night? Wether it be a few scoops of ice cream, a piece of chocolate or a slice of cake. You're definitely not alone.

- Your first option might be to go and grab an item that has "sugar free" as a label somewhere on the packet. It may sound like a good option, but make sure to read the label. Many items with the label "sugar free" carry a dangerous substance called Aspartame.

Aspartame the main ingredient in splenda, equal can cause brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, parkinson's disease, alzheimer's, mental retardation, lymphoma, birth defects, fibromyalgia, and diabetes. So please, stay away!

What can you do to fight those cravings :

If you workout, remember why you started your fitness plan. Go back to your main goal and look back on how hard you've worked. Remember to take steps forward and not back. If you must, make sure its your "cheat day" and still behave!

If you don't work out, its about time you start, Go For a Walk :
An evening walk of 15-20 minutes can curb a craving! It releases happy hormones called "endorphins" which make you happy.

Keep the temptations away store them in places you don't remember such as at the back of your fridge which you don't see very often. Keep your fruits in the fridge and in the front, they remain cool so they feel as refreshing and healthy as having a dessert! natural sugars from fruits burn much faster and are much cleaner! Stay away from high fat and sugar foods! Grab something high in protein or a complex carb which will make you feel full!

Distract yourself, go for a nap, choose to go for a walk, or  grab a glass of water, Make yourself something guilt-free such as green tea or a light english breakfast tea.

Remember, a moment on your lips and forever on your hips.
Keep hydrated and Drink water like a DrinkingBatman

Water has more qualities than any other liquid on this planet.

The image to your right, says it all.Myself I drinking a minimum of 2.2 Liters a day! You might not care so much about the facts on the picture which I would understand since you might not be so much of a health fanatic. But here are the reasons why I drink water, which might make you change your mind.

- It gets your metabolism going in the morning by flushing out acids and unnecessary waste! It also speeds up the metabolism! What does that mean? You can eat a lot more without getting fat and worrying about the weighing scale.

- You feel alive, you feel active and you feel happy! Every organ in the body needs water.

- Studies have even proved that 37% people mistake thirst for hunger... Well what does that mean? You pack up on unnecessary calories! Water is 0 calories!
So, remember 1 pound of fat is 3,500 calories! better flush it out!

Dude to numerous requests of friends,relatives & college mates, you know who you are!. I have opened this page to share my secrets to losing weight and hopefully enlighten you to the simplicity of this art, that so many people find difficult to do, Lose weight!. Feel free to comment! or ask questions! I'll gladly answer them!

    Sherwin G.

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    October 2012