It would be nice if all the cravings we had for decadent desserts vanished the second we slipped on a bathing suit or stepped on the scale? While that’s not the case, you can still get a sugar fix without worrying about tacking on extra pounds. Instead of depriving yourself during the holidays, which can make cravings worse and result in a binge find a sweet treat that won’t set you back hundreds of calories. At weight loss camp we serve a lot of these treats to help satisfy our campers during their weight loss journey.
Try these satisfying treats that won’t put the weight on and keep you on the healthy diet track:
Strawberries (1 cup) topped with fat-free whipped cream (4 tbsp): At 45 calories a cup, naturally sweet strawberries won’t go straight to your hips, and they taste extra rich with a touch of whipped cream. We’ll bet you won’t notice a difference between the fat-free and the full-fat cream—but your waistline sure will: The former contains only 10 calories per serving.
Werther’s sugar free candy: These sweets are made with real butter and fresh cream, so they taste decadent, yet don’t have any sugar. One piece has only 8 calories and 3 g of carbohydrates, so one serving (five candies), comes to only 40 calories. Plus the come in five flavors, including Classic Caramel, Caramel Coffee, Caramel Apple, Caramel Cinnamon, and Caramel Chocolate, keeps your taste buds happy and your cravings satisfied.
Frozen Banana with Dark Chocolate: A favorite at weight loss camp and easy to make. You simply peel a banana, cut it in half and skewer it with a large wooden toothpick. Melt some dark chocolate and dip each half of the banana into it coating all sides, place it on parchment paper and freeze until hard. This filling treat is only 165 calories, 6.4g of fat and is great for any age to consume and satisfy.
Luigis Real Italian Ice: This ice cold refreshing treat will force you to eat more slowly and is a great way to satisfy that need for sweets . Another weight loss camp favorite it’s only 100 calories with 0 fat . If you need that chocolate fix try grabbing a fudgiscles, the majority of sugar free fudgsicles are fewer than 30 calories. Eat up without the guilt.
The above are just a few examples available for us to either buy in the supermarket or make ourselves with little or no effort. Keep these items and others like them available in the household to prevent those sweet cravings. It will help you to fight obesity, keep the weight loss going and make you an all around healthier happier person.
Eat up and enjoy!
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