I love ice cream so instead of feeling deprived I treat myself to a low fat healthy sundae, I buy low fat sugar free ice cream (80 calories per 4 oz) put 2 layers of ice cream, sliced strawberries and bananas, 1 tsp slivered almonds, 1 tsp low fat choc. syrup. Only 180 calories!! Yum!!
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If you want a gooey dessert or a delicious steak dinner Its perfectly ok to indulge yourself every so often but moderation is key. If you have that dessert or big dinner just modify your meals for the rest of the day or the next or walk afterwards to burn some of it off. Even if you don't do those things in the end its still better to indulge a little now instead of engorge yourself later from depriving yourself.... enjoy that cake! 4
I discovered Kroger brand Carbmaster Yogurt awhile ago - and the new flavor "Carrot Cake" makes me feel like I'm eating dessert when I'm not! Yoplait also has "dessert" flavor yogurts that are delicious. Keeps that urge to indulge at bay.
Just a quick tip to allow small indulgences without having to avoid the man in your life who likes to always take you out to dinner, or bring home your favorite fruit smoothie from the local ice creamery .
My BF has a habit of picking up fruit smoothies for us when he comes home from playing ball at the YMCA. Instead of refusing his kindness I break the calories down with my $0.69 Popsicle mold from the Dollar tree.
That medium McDonalds Strawberry Banana smoothie become 10 frozen treats!
Staying on Track while still indulging your sweet tooth
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