I love dessert and sweets. I have a huge sweet tooth that I am always trying to find healthy ways to satisfy. We are doing our 21 Day Fix Challenge to make lifestyle change, that involves making good choices and finding a good balance. If I do not indulge my sweet tooth I will end up over-eating my favorite sweet, basically anything chocolate.
I run 21 Day Fix Challenge groups almost every month, as a coach I am expected to be a good role model for challengers (that means no binge eating chocolate covered almonds.) A life without dessert is just a life not worth living so I have put together a list of 21 Day Fix friendly desserts that you can incorporate into you 21 Day fix lifestyle.
Cheesecake! This one is so good, I made it for my family and everyone loved it. http://www.adventuresofashrinkingprincess.com/recipes/21-day-fix-cheesecake/
Strawberry Banana Ice Cream. I used to make this when I worked at Whole Foods Market, kids LOVE it http://meghanguilford.blogspot.com/2015/03/banana-strawberry-ice-cream-21-day-fix.html?m=1
Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies http://www.adventuresofashrinkingprincess.com/recipes/21-day-fix-oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookies/
If you are busy and have no time to whip up a cherry crisp, some of my easy go to’s are: frozen red grapes, dark chocolate chips (one orange container), banana with almond butter, and chocolate shakeology.
After doing a couple rounds of the 21 D.F. I have noticed some huge changes in my taste buds, every thing is way too sweet! If I enjoy a bite of a dessert after dinning out, I find most of them to be overpoweringly sweet. When you cut out or cut down on sugar your body adjusts and is satisfied with less! The same thing is true for salt, use less salt for a week, foods start tasting too salty. Give it a try!
Now that we have talked about ways enjoy some sweets on the 21 D.F. Lets discuss cutting out sweeteners in your normal day-to-day meals….
We all no white sugar is not good for you, but what most of us don’t realize is that we are overusing sweeting products: Agave, honey, maple syrup, brown sugar in our everyday lives. Yes, some of them have health claims and in moderation can be good, like honey with tea for a cold. However they should not be over consumed. I am guilty of putting agave or maple syrup in my oatmeal in the morning. Over time I would add some pink salt and more maple syrup, it was amazing. Little did I no I was adding extra sugar and extra salt to make my wholesome bowl of oatmeal hyper-palatiable, I would eat more, crave more, and be hungry faster. After getting a tip from a fitness model, I have switched to using half a packet of Truvia (Truvia is the better part or the stevia plant, it is less bitter). It is a more natural sweetener that I will not over indulge in. Enjoy some 21 Day Fix Plan friendly dessert when a craving strikes, cut out the rest of the sugar hiding in your diet, it may help you loose the last few pounds.