December 25, 2011
If you’re attempting to decrease your body weight and firm up your figure, dessert is one thing that may not be entering the picture quite as much as normal. Most people do realize that in order to lose weight, they are going to have to eliminate foods that are high in sugar, fat, as well as calories.
These will just take your calorie intake a little too high for optimal fat loss results and likely not offer you the most optimal nutrition either.
But, in your quest to satisfy your taste buds and still stick with your diet, you might seek out ‘healthier’ dessert options to turn to. While there are some smart choices that you can have for dessert that won’t do all that much damage, if you’re not careful, you could be in for more calories than you bargained for.
Let’s take a quick look at some of the top dessert don’ts that you might be committing as you go about trying to be healthier.
The first treat that you might allow yourself if you are craving something sweet and salty is caramel popcorn or just regular microwave low fat popcorn.
While plain popcorn itself isn’t a bad option as it’s relatively low in calories and does offer up some fiber while being sugar free, when you add the caramel sauce to the mix, the same cannot be said. Now you’ll be getting a hefty dose of sugar that will have you really upping your total calorie consumption.
If you opt for the pre-packaged microwave variety, even if it is low fat, you still will be taking in trans fats, which is a very bad thing. All trans fats must be avoided as these can really put your health in jeopardy.