Losing weight is hard for most people. Bad eating habits can start when we are very young. Your parents never meant to teach you habits that can destroy your health, and the foods they served you were often what they could afford, what they loved, or simply foods that were not known to be quite as bad for your body as is now known.
Whatever the case, when dieting, the thing that makes most people stop and thus fail is having to give up everything that they love. Desserts are hard to resist, so think about some low calorie desserts so that you can satisfy your sweet tooth without putting your weight loss goals in jeopardy.
Low calorie desserts come in many different forms. Some use things like sugar substitutes so that you can still have something sweet without eating all that sugar that is so bad for your dieting endeavor. Some desserts use real sugar, just much less of it.
Others are smaller portions that you can add to your plan, and some use different ways to naturally make low calorie desserts without using the ingredients that are hardest on your system. You may learn a whole new way of satisfying your sweet tooth without all of the empty calories.
If you want to eat a bit more of your low calorie desserts, you have to find the ones that are ‘no sugar added’ or that use artificial sweeteners. The no sugar added desserts are naturally sweet without adding more sugar to the recipe to make it even sweeter.
Some use artificial sweeteners and some do not. There are some that just use something like Splenda to sweeten them from the beginning. These foods should allow you a bit of a bigger portion, but remember that it is not a license to eat all that you want. These still have calories. Count the calories and watch portion sizes when adding them up.
Some low calorie desserts come in tiny portions. You may find small snack packs in the stores that have a certain amount of calories per package. Some have a hundred calories and some have a bit more.
If you open just one of these and if that is all that you eat, you found something sweet to stave off your craving and you know exactly how many calories you are putting into your diet. Don’t make these a mainstay in your diet, but keep them on hand when your sweet tooth is making you crazy.
Lastly, you can find some great low calorie desserts by coming up with new ways to make something sweet with far less sugar. Think about sugar free Jello with just a hint of whipped cream. You can make desserts with more fruits and less sugars that will come out to be sweeter than you think.
You can also try alternatives to flour and some oils, as they add calories to any meal or dessert. There are plenty of great cookbooks with low cal ideas if you are not good at coming up with them on your own. Don’t use dessert as an excuse to fall of the wagon. Your healthier life awaits.