10:04 AM EDT, June 10, 2013
What's more fattening: a delicious bowl of healthy fresh fruit, or a scrumptious chocolate cake? The answer may surprise you.
Diet guru Jorge Cruise says the chocolate cake, made with sugar-free ingredients, is actually less fattening. “All calories are not created equal,” he said.
Here's another example: a fruit smoothie is actually more fattening than a traditional breakfast of eggs, sausage and toast.
"The average smoothie, and a small smoothie, unfortunately has about 800 sugar calories. It's full of carbs. It's full of fruits," said Cruise. "That's not going to help you lose weight."
Cruise is the author of The 100, the new diet book that has rocketed to number one on the New York Times Best seller List.
It offers a diet plan that promises you can lose 18 pounds in just two weeks.
The key, he says, is consuming no more than 100 calories of sugar a day.
Sugar is hidden in much of the food we eat every day and his message is simple: It's not the calories; it's the sugar you need to worry about.
Cruise said, “You can have regular yogurt that has about 300 sugar calories, and if it has more fruit, even worse, versus if you have Greek yogurt, you have no sugar calories. Amazing option.”
Cruise says a loaf of whole wheat bread is loaded with carbohydrates that are the equivalent to almost 2,000 calories of sugar.
But you don't have to give up the food you love.
Cruise prepared a chocolate cake using sugar-free almond flour that's pure protein and sugar-free cocoa powder. It's topped off by whipped heavy cream that also has zero sugar.
A delicious and nutritious treat that he says won't put on an ounce.
Read an excerpt from his book by clicking on the Download PDF link below.
Recipe for Two Minute Chocolate Cake:
1/2 cup of almond flour
1/4 cup truvia baking blend
2 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp cocoa powder (choose the unsweeetened cocoa powder)
2 tbsp half and half
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp baking powder
Preparation Directions: Mix up all the ingredients noted above and blend until mixed thoroughly and moistened. Pour one quarter of the blend into a mug and microwave for 1 minute. Repeat this process with the rest of batter that you prepared to enjoy later.
Watch how to make:
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