So how does "Avoiding It" sound? To be honest, not too good to me! I love to have dessert or something sweet every now and then. So the key becomes PORTION CONTROL.
If you really enjoy dessert, allow yourself to have some in moderation and make sure the calories work into your overall calorie “budget”. When using this approach, go for the high quality stuff that will really satisfy your sweet tooth but only consume a small portion. This is not always the most economical option, but it is SO WORTH IT in the long run if it helps you keep your weight under control. Examples
- Buy just a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, Haagen Daz, or your favorite ice cream
- A small pack or individual serving of your favorite candy or high quality chocolate
- Bake your favorite dessert with a plan to give 90% of it away
Have you ever had a craving and tried to avoid by eating something "healthy" like rice cakes...and then you eat pretzels...and then some yogurt...and then something else. And finally you are either stuffed and unsatisfied, or you end up eating what you REALLY wanted in the first place, plus all those other calories in between! That's why I say, sometimes it's best to give your body what it wants/craves. Just keep the portion size moderate :)