Fitness Minutes: (82,578)
2,489 8/12/13 7:54 A
Any macronutrient can make you gain weight if you eat in excess. Whether it be fat, carbs (sugar in candy) or protein... so fat doesn't make you fat, carbs don't make you fat, what makes you gain weight is overeating. Fat has a bad name because it's calorie dense and if you're not counting calories could cause you to eat more than you're burning. Carbs (particularly sugar/refined grains) have a bad name because it causes insulin spikes and burns away quickly causing you to feel hungry again shortly after which can lead to overeating.
TBH, I'd rather have a fatty dessert over a sugary one. At least the fatty one is going to fill me up better and not cause a sugar crash. Too much sugar gives me a hangover the next day and leaves me feeling like crap. I don't experience the same thing when I eat a lot of fat.
My favourite dessert in the evening is plain Greek yogurt mixed with some pudding powder (which I wouldn't claim is the healthiest thing in the world, but I like it and I eat it) and unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Some berries and/or banana, natural crunchy peanut butter and some Kashi Go Lean, High Fiber, High Protein cereal sprinkled on top.
Frozen Greek yogurt with natural crunchy peanut butter.
Or a black bean brownie which is basically black beans, mashed banana, olive oil, unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla extract, etc. Or a Snickerdoodle blondie made from chickpeas and natural peanut butter.
Anything involving pumpkin puree and peanut butter; French toast (yes, to me it's a dessert!), puddings, homemade muffins/bread.
A baked Reese's PB Cup oatmeal- it's like an oat cake. Unsweetened cocoa powder, mashed banana or unsweetened applesauce, oats, almond milk and natural peanut butter in the middle. I make a frosting with cocoa powder, real maple syrup, almond milk and natural peanut butter to drizzle on top.
In case you haven't noticed... peanut butter is my treat. Love that stuff. Definitely not low fat. ;)
Low fat usually means high sugar. Candy is not a healthy food, heck it's not even food. It's a food product and it's not good for you.
JERF - Just Eat Real Food
Eat high fat or low fat as long as it's an actual food then you will get healthier.
Fitness Minutes: (30,178)
1,841 8/11/13 8:44 P
I like Jello sugar free pudding.
Fitness Minutes: (74,443)
3,293 8/11/13 7:50 P
Any processed item that is fat free is likely to be very high in sugar/carbs and full of artificial ingredients.
Why not just have a piece of fruit or a cup of ripe berries? Or make a smoothie--3/4 C of frozen fruit, plus the same amount of dairy or soy milk and a dash of sweetener...yummy, filling, cool, full of nutrition and low in fat!
Which makes me wonder what the heck is in red licorice that makes it so high-cal - just a ton of sugar I guess! I had a piece just the other day and was really surprised when reading the nutritional information panel - it doesn't taste like it should have as many calories in it, as it actually does!
Fitness Minutes: (120)
13,328 8/10/13 1:40 P
Red Licorice is fat-free!
Fitness Minutes: (88,756)
11,823 8/10/13 1:30 P
I go for the sugar free dark chocolate pudding cups, 60 calories. But my all time favorite is of course fruit!
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