You Can Be Healthy And Still Eat Ice Cream

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream,

For ICE CREAM

Healthy isn’t typically the first word that comes to mind when you think of ice cream. Eating ice cream doesn’t have to be a scary thing for your weight loss goals though. Let’s be honest. If you love ice cream as much as I do, traditional “diets” can feel like you’re depriving yourself of everything that is good. So how can I eat ice cream and still be healthy, you ask? Let’s start by answering a question.

What is Health?

“Health- the condition of being well or free from disease;  the overall condition of someone’s body or mind” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

Health does not mean organic or vegan. It does not mean gluten free or that you can’t eat any sugar. Being healthy is an overall condition of well being. It means that your body is functioning to the best of your ability and that you are treating your body well by giving it what it needs. This can mean something different for everyone based on individual needs and what makes you happy. As long as you aren’t eating too little or too much, and are getting all of your nutrients, you can be healthy. You want to be able to live your life to the fullest without fear of not being able to do what you want to do. 

It’s All About Moderation

Moderation is the key to eating your favorite food. You don’t have to cut out everything that you like, you just need to cut back on how many calories you eat. If that bowl of ice cream is in addition to a day’s worth of calories, it would probably be a good idea to skip it. If you work the bowl of ice cream into your plan and count those calories ahead of time, you can have it without feeling guilty about deviating from your plan.

Find an Alternative

New brands are making their way into stores as an alternative to traditional ice cream. Two of these alternatives are Halo Top and Arctic Zero. Trust me, they’re delicious! They taste like regular ice cream but are more in line with a weight loss goal because they are both higher in protein and lower in calories than regular ice cream. By eating one of these alternatives, you will have an easier time staying on track.

Now You Know

Ice cream is a tasty treat that doesn’t have to leave you screaming over weight gain. You can eat ice cream and still be healthy by eating it in moderation and finding alternatives, like Halo Top, to help you stay on track. To learn more about how to fit ice cream into your meal plan, talk to one of our trainers today!

 

Sources

“Health”. Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, 2016. Web. 28 October 2016.

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