When it comes to loss, our natural instinct is to cut down drastically on our calorie intake. After all, didn’t that doctor tell us that we needed to keep our calorie intake in check for fast loss? This is the reason why we tend to focus on eating low calorie foods all the time.
If you have decided to consume only low calorie desserts from now on, it means that you have become much more health conscious by deciding to take control of your daily calorie intake. This is indeed a good decision. However, focusing exclusively on low calorie desserts is not a good idea.
What if I tell you that in reality, low calorie foods would eventually make you gain ? If that sounds crazy to your ears, here is a simpler explanation: when you focus on eating only low calorie foods, your body tries to keep your metabolic rate at a low level. Think about it, does your body really need to keep your metabolic rate high for burning off low calorie foods? Obviously not.
That is why, even though you may be able to lose a few pounds initially with the help of a low-calorie diet, a point may come when you won’t be able to shed any more pounds. It is important to note that the you lost contained very little fat and more muscles and water. Once you lose your valuable muscles, it becomes all the more difficult for you to keep away. This is exactly why followers of low calorie diet plans are seldom able to lose permanently.
Introducing calorie cycling method.
The calorie cycling method of dieting is based on the low calorie diet; however, it brings on a new and refreshing change by introducing the concept of ‘cheat days’. What this means to you is that – while you continue eating low calorie foods as usual, you are also given the option to eat high calorie foods on a given day.
This way, your body becomes shocked and confused as to at which level to keep your metabolic rate. Consequently, it concludes that it is better to be safe than sorry by keeping your metabolic rate at a high level. This is the ideal situation for you since the higher your metabolic rate is, the faster you are able to shed those extra pounds.
Okay okay, enough of rambling. I know that you have been eagerly waiting for getting a few ideas on low calorie desserts, and I promise that you won’t be disappointed. There are innumerable number of low calorie desserts out there, way too many to list here, but my top choices are the following: fudgsicles, smoothies made of fruits, yogurt (the low-fat variety), popsicles, sorbet, skinny cow ice cream, Jell-O (the sugar-free variety), etc.
Plus, don’t forget that several calorie-rich foods have low calorie alternatives. For example, how does the idea of consuming egg whites instead of whole eggs sound? Or, how about consuming skimmed milk instead of regular milk? Unlike skimmed milk, regular milk is not only high on fat but also difficult to digest.
I hope this post has offered you some low calorie dessert ideas.