RHINELANDER - Cupcakes and donuts might sound like a recipe for packing on some pounds, but a Rhinelander man is blazing his way through social media by showing off healthy spins on those tasty treats.
The man behind the apron is Dustin Chronister, known as "The Flexible Baker" on the social media platform, Instagram.
Chronister has over 30,000 followers from all over the world.
Chronister posts photos of his healthy treats, then the likes and followers flood in.
"It is super humbling because I never expected it, but it's refreshing," said Chronister.
Chronister is a competitive weight lifter.
To maintain a certain weight, he knew he couldn't eat his favorite traditional desserts.
Chronister decided to create recipes using alternative ingredients like adding protein and sugar substitutes.
Many of his recipes are less than 100 calories.
"I had to figure how to enjoy those sweets and maintain that healthy lifestyle. Then this was born. I just wanted to have my cake and eat it too, and kept it rolling after that," said Chronister.
Chronister recently wrote a second e-book with all his healthy recipes, so he continues to post pictures on Instagram every day.
He reminds people to be "flexible" and find balance in their diets.