The #1 Worst Sweetener (Do NOT Use)

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This morning, a client told me about the changes she made to her diet lately.

While most food swaps she did were very smart (changing white bread for whole grain, and canned veggies for fresh veggies), she made the huge mistake of thinking this dangerous ingredient (the WORST of them all) was healthy.

I’ll leave it to Nick Pineault, my nutrition buddy, to explain it all to you:

Never eat this one dangerous ingredient

Nick Pineault
Author, Healthy or Not

This ingredient is very controversial.

In 1981, it has been approved as safe by the FDA despite serious concerns over its safety.

In 1988, studies have shown that it promotes weight gain and cravings.

In 1993, it has been linked to brain cancer.

Today, dozens of countries are moving towards a permanent ban on this dangerous chemical that’s still found in more than 6,000 food products in the US alone.

I’m talking about aspartame.

When someone decides to use diet soda instead of the sugar-laden version, it’s because they think they are doing the right thing. To be totally honest — just a couple of years ago, I would have done the exact same.

The dirty truth is: despite being advertised as a good calorie-free alternative to sugar, aspartame is actually WORSE than high fructose corn syrup or any sugar when it comes to fat loss and health.

Now, what does this leave you with?

First, other artificial sweeteners (sucralose, acesulfame-k, neotame, saccharine, cyclamate) are a big no-no. Like aspartame, ALL of them are proven to promote fat gain, plus increased risk of cancer and other serious illnesses.

Don’t freak out just yet. There IS an alternative: stevia.

Stevia is an all-natural plant-based sweetener that has been used for centuries in South America. Dozens of studies have proven its safety over and over.

Here’s why I consider it the perfect sweetener:

  • It contains no calories
  • It’s safe for diabetic people;
  • It doesn’t cause fat gain;
  • It’s 300 times sweeter than sugar, so a little goes a long way.


The big lesson is this: there are real alternatives to unhealthy foods around us. And they are usually not the ones that are advertised in the media.

Keep it simple and healthy,


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How can you hope to get great results if you still eat all those foods that are slowing down your fat loss and sucking up your energy?

The ugly truth is: you can’t.

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Your waistline and health will thank you for it.

Talk soon,

Dave McGarry

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I am a husband, father of 2 girls (I was told that I was meant to be King)! I have been in the fitness industry since graduating from the University of Florida back in 97. I had the privilege to do an internship with the world renowned Dr. Cooper and the Cooper Aerobics Center. My initial start after graduating was as a personal trainer at a small private personal training studio in Orlando. After eight months, I moved to Dallas and worked as a personal trainer and manager for the Premier Athletic Club in Dallas. Since that time I have continued to work as a fitness professional in a variety of roles. Most recent is the development of America's # 1Lifestyle program for Working Moms called "Working Mom Workouts." I enjoy working with my clients and helping people reach their fitness goals.

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