You’ve worked hard all week, so when it comes to splurging, what foods do you gravitate toward? Moist cakes, decadent chocolates, or maybe high-calorie frappuccinos, lattes, and pumpkin-spice everything? Whatever it is, check out our tips for cheat days, splurges, and everyday treats to help satisfy your sweet tooth without undoing all your hard work.
5 tips to help you enjoy dessert flavors in a healthier way:
1. Shift Your Perspective.
Instead of an all-out binge day, think mindful indulgence. If it’s a dessert, make sure you eat a healthy meal first. In addition, by staying hydrated, you’re less likely to mistake thirst for hunger cues. Then, when it comes to your splurge, slow down, savor the moment, and enjoy!
2. Choose Healthier Options.
Restrictive diets take a lot of willpower, so instead of banning certain foods or limiting them to special occasions only, see if there are healthier ways you can indulge in your favorite things. This could be using natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup or choosing healthier flours like almond flour which has heart-healthy fats and high protein or coconut flour which is fiber-rich and nut and grain-free.
Speaking of healthier options, do you wish you could have your cake and eat it too? With the All-In-One Happy Shake, you can! In fact, with nutrient-dense fruits and veggies, high-quality protein, 11 vitamins, 72 ionic trace minerals, antioxidants, and plant fiber, it’s the low-sugar, low-calorie, Keto-friendly shake that tastes like birthday cake! Best of all, it has natural appetite suppressors so you can feed your sweet tooth and manage your weight at the same time!
3. Think Portion Control.
Desserts don’t have to be all or nothing. By allowing yourself smaller portions you can indulge in the good stuff without feeling guilty later. And, when it comes to treats, It’s also easier to walk away after you eat so you can give yourself time to think whether or not you really need that second helping.
4. Incorporate Fruits.
Fresh fruits are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth in a natural and nutritious way. So when it comes to adding a little something extra to yogurt, oatmeal, or just snacking on alone, fruits are a healthy option that can be added to salads and meats and can even be used as a substitute for dessert toppings.
5. Replace high-calorie coffees.
It’s easy to forget just how many calories can be packed into your favorite coffee beverages. For example, those fancy coffee drinks can be loaded with sugar even with skim milk and no whip. Instead, swap out your regular coffee with our MAX Happy Coffee and KetōCré® Keto Creamer. Not only will you save calories and money, but it’s the perfect base for make-it-yourself lattes, frappucinos, and more.
Looking to celebrate the season with pumpkin spice coffee? You can easily create your seasoning with just four ingredients, as featured in All Recipes:
Homemade Pumpkin Pie
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
Remember, when it comes to satisfying your craving for sweets, there are many ways you can enjoy them in a way that supports your health and well-being!