Monday, November 9, 2009

Sweet Tooth.

I love sweets, especially after dinner. There is nothing better than dessert and a warm drink especially in the winter months. Ok---so what can we do to satisfy our sweet tooth's without feeling guilty afterward?!

  • Share your dessert: Share it if you want to minimize both the calories and the guilt and maximize the pleasure. When two or even three of you eat one helping of dessert, you satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling like you’ve deprived yourself of a treat.
  • Take small helpings: If you’ve made dessert at home or are at a friend’s or family member’s place for dinner, don’t skip the dish altogether, especially if it’s a favorite. Instead, eat a small helping so that you get to enjoy yourself and limit your calorie intake.
  • Choose dark chocolate: Chocolate is good for you, if eaten in the right amounts. If you like this sweet treat, try dark chocolate to satisfy your craving for something sweet. It’s not just a dessert, it also has health benefits for your heart.
  • Eat more of fruit: Fruit is good for you and also sweet tasting. So fill up on this instead of the cake or cookies. Yogurt is also another good choice for dessert.
  • Fill your stomach first: If you are in danger of over-eating dessert, eat your fill of the main course, thus leaving yourself very little room to indulge your sweet tooth.
  • Treat yourself occasionally: If dieting, don't feel guilty eating sweets now and then. Instead, treat yourself occasionally to your favorite dish so that your cravings don’t get out of hand.

Remember everything in moderation and don't forget to exercise!

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