It’s time for Friday’s Fit and Healthy Lifestyle Tip
Today’s Tip: Eating Healthy Desserts
It’s important to be eating healthy desserts if you want to meet your weight loss and fitness goals. When most people think of dessert they don’t think it’s possible to do it in a healthy way because dessert is usually looked at as being cookies, ice cream, brownies, etc. Not so healthy choices!
You don’t have to give up eating dessert and CAN keep your healthy eating style by making smart dessert choices. Here are some smart dessert choices that come to my mind.
- 1/2-1 cup juice on ice (my favorite is Cranberry)
- fruit and yogurt
- cup of tea
To be honest, dessert is MY biggest downfall and has always been. I would really like to stop and be able to focus on changing that especially by making better dessert choices or none at all. It’s so ingrained in me that I need to have a dessert every night. I have tried to be mindful of that lately and within the last week I skipped THREE nights of dessert. That was a great achievement!
How many nights a week do you have dessert and what do you eat? AND What is your top tip for eating healthy desserts?
I found a yummy sounding recipe on Juliet’s blog (she has another link in that post to another dessert recipe that sounds good) and I’m happy to know I am not the only fan of dessert. I’m thinking this cookbook with healthy dessert recipes is right up my alley because I need all the help I can get *wink*
I find that I crave sweets after a meal. Sometimes fruit will satisfy that craving, sometimes not. The trouble is, if I give in and eat a brownie or a cookie, I can’t stop at just one.
Unfortunately, the only solution for me is to skip dessert all the time. Hopefully I will stop craving it someday.
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I love fruit with plain yogurt or cottage cheese for dessert. I will be having birthday cake on Sunday but am limiting myself to a kid-sized piece 🙂
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Cindy: That is totally me, I can’t seem to stop at just one all the time. It is the sweet craving I get too after dinner.
Annette: You’re doing great! I’m having a hard time lately limiting myself. I’m thinking fruit and yogurt is going to have to be the way to go for the best results.
Thanks for commenting ladies.
I’ve found that a piece of dark chocolate and a couple of walnut halves usually satisfy my sweet tooth. Dark chocolate is good for you, being packed with antioxidants and walnuts have heart healthy omega3 fatty acids that actually help you lose weight.
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We don’t eat dessert with our meal, however, I do eat a piece of chocolate in the evenings some times. I make it good chocolate so that I know I’m eating what I like and not just to have chocolate. Maybe that sounds lame, but I stretch out good chocolate to make it last.
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Ahh the dark chocolate is a good idea.
Doesn’t sound lame at all Diana, great tip!
Fitness Expert says
Counting calories is the key to help you attain all your fitness goals. Control your sweet tooth and start eating healthy.
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Counting calories is not for everyone but I know personally it helped me for a while. Then I got frustrated doing it so I stopped. I think I will start to keep a food journal again but not be so perfect with it. Maybe just write down everything I eat but no numbers.
Controlling your sweet tooth and eating healthy is our goal.
Matt Hearshfield says
Why aren’t there more guys commenting here?
We like to read health blogs too 🙂
Thanks, You’ve been a big help!