It's healthy and fine to have 10% of your calories from a nutrition-free "treat" daily, if you like.
I would caution though, that that's over your minimum. Eg if you're on 1200-1550 then you can't have 1080 of "real food" and 120 of "treat", even though that adds up to 1200. Get your 1200 in "nutrition" first - then have up to 120 calories of a treat if you want...
Deb, in New Zealand
1/12/13 4:53 P
I think it is OK as long a majority of your calories comes from healthier food.
I would not stick to this journey if I couldn't have sweet treats
Eat what you like and if someone comments, eat them too
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2 1/12/13 4:45 P
Hiya, Just wondering if it is really detrimental to eat one small 'sweet' item a day but within your calorie allowance? Today I had a small piece of shortbread, yesterday a small piece of coffee cake but have still been at the lower end of my daily calorie allowance. Is this really bad, or is it okay if part of your calories? Everything else I've eaten has been healthy. Thank you :)
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