Guide To Guilt-Free Desserts

By November 15, 2018Uncategorized

Desserts are a delicious and fun part of life... that is until you start working towards a fat loss goal. Then dessert becomes the enemy that pops up at birthday parties and get-togethers in the form of cake, cookies, cupcakes and candy, tempting you to give in.

So what do you do? Give up desserts forever?

Taking a zero-dessert stance can be risky because it increases your chances that the large slice of cake that ends up taking you down will be followed by some ice cream, a handful of cookies and topped off with some chocolates for good measure. 

I don’t want your fitness results to be forfeited over a slice of cake, so I’ve come up with the following 7 Steps to Guilt-Free Desserts. Use these steps as your guide to safely navigate sweet temptations and to quickly arrive at your fitness goal.

1. Fruit Is Best.

Fresh, organic, seasonal fruit is the ultimate guilt-free dessert. It’s filled with fiber, vitamins, minerals and delicious, natural sweetness. Don’t be afraid to include some fruit in your diet. Learn to savor and enjoy fruit just as you would a decadent slice of cake. Fruit should be your number one, go-to, favorite dessert.

2. Choose Only Wholesome Sweeteners.

When fat loss is your goal, cane sugar and corn syrup have no place in your diet. Ever. Not even when you indulge in dessert. Lucky for you, there are plenty of more wholesome sweeteners available which will have less of an impact on your blood sugar. Try: raw honey, pure maple syrup, coconut crystals or stevia.

3. Use Whole Food Flours.

So you have your wholesome sweetener and now you’re reaching for some white flour to bake a cake, right? Wrong. Just like sugar, wheat flour should be banned when fat loss is your goal. Try these whole food flours instead: almond flour, coconut flour, flax meal or oat flour.

4. Take Your Chocolate Dark.

If chocolate is your dessert-of-choice, then learn to love the dark stuff. 73% cocoa content is a good place to start, then as your sweet receptors become more sensitive you’ll start to like even darker chocolate. Dark chocolate is lower in sugar and higher in cocoa, which is where the actual benefit of chocolate lies: antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

5. Portion Size Matters.

Yes, this applies even to fruit. When you’re working towards a fat loss goal you do need to control the amount of sugars that enter your body, even when that sugar is wholesome and from a piece of fruit. Keep your desserts to no more than a few bites. Learn to savor and enjoy.

6. Remember Moderation.

If fat loss is your goal, then dessert should not be an everyday occurrence. Lean meats, and an abundance of fresh vegetables should make up the bulk of your diet. Wholesome, portion-controlled desserts are OK to include occasionally, but not regularly. When you’ve met your fitness goal, and are maintaining your results, then you’ll be able to include wholesome desserts more often.

7. Exercise Hard.

I would never propose to use food as a reward for exercise, but I will say that working out should be a requirement before including wholesome desserts in your diet. If you’re not working out then even wholesome desserts in moderation could lead to pounds gained. Exercise is a huge part of the puzzle when it comes to losing fat and getting lean.

If you aren’t happy with your current body then feel free to reach out to me. It’s my goal to help each and every one of my clients achieve their best body ever.

You’ll see quick and satisfying fitness results when you join my exercise program.


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Join the discussion 7 Comments

  • Goran Adler says:

    Love sugafree desserts

  • Tressa Rollison says:

    I’d I weighed 270 lb when for I started with you and I’m now down to 160 I think you sold Erie much but if I need you I’m going to come back to you and I will pay you the $37 or $9 I appreciate it and I will always thank you for showing me some exercises I had no idea how to do God bless you and take care

  • Cathy says:

    Thank you Mere, can’t wait to try these! You are an inspiration!

  • Jordi Freixas says:

    Thank you, I don’t eat sugar -except when I’m invited to sine and the lady has cooked dessert. It’s a social must, then.
    Cheese and greek yogourt are fine desserts for me.
    Yet, I’m going to see what you propose.

  • Thank you so much really needed the information on wheat flour and sugar substitute will be eliminating cane sugar immediately .

  • Mere,
    Thank you for sharing this information. It is going to be the lifesaver in my fitness puzzle. I do love desserts, but cut down by making the dessert smaller or the pie half of a slice. The change in ingredients should be helpful….as time goes on.
    Your stretches are so cinchy and modern I love it!! I do a 7 minute workout that I have created from movement that I like. I have lower back problems and have found what works for me. You keep on keeping on!!!

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