SparkPeople Experts Share Their Guilty Pleasures

SparkPeople's Experts do their best to live a healthy lifestyle. But just like anyone else, they like to indulge in guilty pleasures now and then. What indulgences do they enjoy most? Find out!

Chris Downie, Motivation Expert and SparkPeople Founder

"I'd have to say pepperoni pizza from a small pizza shop near us. I will indulge every now and then in this."

Becky Hand, Registered and Licensed Dietitian

"High quality chocolate and chocolate ice cream (Graeter’s ice cream). I won’t waste the money on the cheap stuff. When I grab high quality chocolate the taste and mouth-feel is sensational! It only takes a little for true satisfaction."

Nancy Howard , Certified Running Coach and Community Moderator

"I love chocolate-milk chocolate and dark chocolate. Each night I allow myself one small square of 70% Lindt Dark Chocolate with 2 Tbps of walnuts. The perfect treat and loaded with lots of anti-oxidants."

Tanya Jolliffe, Healthy Eating Expert and Community Moderator

"Double Stuff Oreos and Reece's Peanut Butter Cups."

Jen Mueller, Fitness Coach and Community Leader

"I love dessert. If I never ate chips or French fries again, that would be okay. But I love cookies, cake- all those bakery goodies. I try not to have them too often, but when I do I make sure it's something I really enjoy. Nothing wrong with treating yourself now and then."

Nicole Nichols, Certified Personal Trainer and Editor

"Sleeping. If I had my way, I'd sleep 9-10 hours every night and take a nap each day. I love sleeping in, waking up without an alarm and stealing 2-3 hourlong naps on the weekend (when I can). For me, sleep is stress relief and relaxation at its finest. I think that I need more than the average person because I am mentally fatigued from working so much and taking on so many projects and obligations outside of work, too. I also have a big sweet tooth. I never met a sweet treat I didn't like, so it's always hard for me to pass them up when they're around."

Denise Tausig, Community Moderator

"Chocolate, but I make room for it in my diet. I find that I have better control if I allow myself to have a small portion more often, rather than just once in a while."

Is chocolate one of your guilty pleasures? Find out why you shouldn't feel guilt about indulging a little.