How to Lose Weight and Eat Dessert

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Step One
Make sure you know the serving size of the dessert you are eating. If you eat one entire bowl full of ice-cream, even if it is low fat and low calorie, you will not be able to lose weight because you will be eating more than 1 serving.

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Step Two
Make sure the serving of dessert you choose has less than 300 calories and that your total calorie intake is less than your calorie expenditure so that you can continue to lose weight. Here’s a list of 10 such desserts:
1. 1/2 cup ice-cream (160 calories for regular brands, and 300 calories for gourmet brands)
2. 1 extra large cookie (250 calories) or 2 regular cookies (2*100= 200 calories)
3. 1/10th of a 8 inch ice cream cake (300 calories)
4. 1/10th of a 8 inch cheese cake (350 calories)
5. 1/10th of a blue berry pie (300 calories)
6. 1 Post-It note sized brownie (300 calories)
7. 1 Post-It note sized baklava ( 300 calories)
8. 2 cups of strawberries and 1/2 cup CoolWhip (175 calories)
9. 1 Boston creme donut (280 calories)
10. 1 fat free Jell-O pudding cup with 1/4 cup Cool-Whip (120 calories)

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Step Three
Try to skip dessert every alternate day, and slowly go down to only 1 dessert a week.

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Step Four
If you are eating out, remember that some restaurant desserts can have as many as 2,000 calories. If possible, go to the restaurant’s website before heading out to dinner and find out calorie information for all their desserts so that you can make the correct choice.

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