Happy Friday!!!! I am so glad the weekend is finally (almost) here.
Confession: I L-O-V-E dessert! Hence the name of this blog – running 4 cupcakes – quite literally – I run so I can eat. Cupcakes, candy, chocolate, cake, brownies, caramel, ice cream, etc, etc!
Usually my running can keep up with my dessert addiction – but if not, that is the reason I will gain weight. About a year ago, I joined Weight Watchers to try to lose some of those dessert pounds. I was able to lose about 20 pounds, unfortunately I quickly gained 10 pounds back when I started to be more lenient in how much dessert I would have. I am (thankfully) still 10 pounds down from where I started a year ago, but continue my daily struggle with desserts!
My husband is NO help – he is just as into desserts as me – although he seems to have better control and is able to be satisfied with a smaller helping.
Very often, less than 10 minutes after finishing dinner, Scott will say “So, what’s for dessert?” We usually have dessert every night. Sometimes, it is sharing a couple of pieces of candy, other times it is large bowls of ice cream.
The key is moderation. As I commented here, I was able to lose 2 pounds, while eating dessert every night.
So, for me, the keys to be able to continue to enjoy dessert on a daily basis and maintain a healthy weight are:
- Moderation, limit dessert to 200-300 calories
- Healthy choices with the other meals of the day (i.e. following the 90/10 rule)
- Have dessert with only one meal (once per day)
- Make it count – don’t settle for something that doesn’t taste good or isn’t what you REALLY want.
How do you include sweets in your healthy diet?