If you are obsessed with cookies, cakes, pies, ice cream, candy bars, fudge brownies or doughnuts, you are going to have a really tough time losing significant weight. When you combine sugar and fat into the same food, nothing good can happen, and you may find yourself feeling like you’re taking orders from all those doughnuts you’ve consumed.
But there are ways to satisfy your sweet tooth without overindulging. A planned, thought-out strategy for sweets can work well in any diet plan.
I like these two ideas for sweets that will let you have your cake and eat it too:
- During the day, totally forget about sugar. Just say no. If you are polite you can even say, “No thank you!”
- At night have up to 100 calories of any sweet(s) you like. However, your sweet treat must be eaten after dinner. And, no other food of any kind can be eaten once you have had your sweet taste.
This may not sound like a lot, but if you choose wisely and stick with many sugar-free options, there are actually tons of desserts that have 100 calories or less:
- 4 sugar-free Jello cups, 2 sugar-free popsicles and 5 pieces of sugar-free Wertheim’s chocolate hard candy
- 4 large marshmallows
- 2 sugar-free fudgecicles
- 4 sugar-free creamsicles
- 30 frozen green or red grapes
- 3 ginger snaps
- 1.5 tablespoons of chocolate chips
- 1 Blow Pop and 2 pieces of extra bubble gum
All of these options allow you to eat a few different items and stay within or under your calorie limit for sweets. If you prefer to continue taking orders from a doughnut, feel free. But keep in mind that you must stop when you have eaten 38.4% of one glazed doughnut to stay at 100 calories. Is less than half a doughnut going to be more satisfying than the options listed above?
And remember, regardless of where you choose to spend your calories on the day’s sweets, only indulge at night, and limit yourself to 100 calories. Following these two principles will work nicely into your weight loss plans. Sweet dreams!
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