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Old 02-04-2010, 06:25 PM
 
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How much desert can you eat per week in trying to stay healthy?
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:32 PM
 
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You can go hang out in the desert as much as you want, as long as you have plenty of sunscreen and water..... I wouldn't want to eat it though, too sandy...
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:40 PM
 
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LOL, I meant dessert
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:34 AM
 
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It really depends on what you eat the rest of the time and how much you exercise. Sugar-free pudding made with skim milk is a lot different from a slice of cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. Did you know that ONE slice of their tuxedo cheesecake has about 2000 calories?
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:33 AM
 
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You can eat dessert every day and still be healthy. Choose fruit or a piece of dark chocolate. Personally, I just can't seem to eat just one piece of chocolate. Years ago, Dannon had a Honey Vanilla yogurt (I haven't seen it in years) that I would mix with natural apple sauce and it was really a treat.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:42 AM
 
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Eat all the dessert you want & stay happy.
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:15 PM
 
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Actually, if you eat dessert first, you don't have to worry about the extra calories from regular food.
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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We don't routinely eat dessert...only on "special" occassions, like Thanksgiving....
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:28 PM
 
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How much desert can you eat per week in trying to stay healthy?

Try not to deny yourself any food. Every single food can be part of a healthy diet if done in moderation. That being said, moderation and discipline is the key.

I enjoy a chocolate covered strawberry or a couple of figs drizzled with honey with a little scoop of ice cream

I try to eat nutrient dense foods with fatty foods. If I want some chocolate ice cream, I have a little scoop with half a chopped banana and a few crushed up nuts to balance things out.

I also eat lots of fruit. I avoid cakes, pies and donuts except for rare treats.

I don't have much of a sweet tooth anyway.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
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I don't think the concept of dessert is intrinsically good or bad. It depends on what and how much.

If you enjoy dessert, ignore the contempt you will get from the celery chewers and go ahead and indulge. Just keep the portion reasonable, and the choice sensible. A pint of Ben and Jerry's does not fit this ideal, but strawberry shortcake made with a non-caloric sweetener and nonfat half and half might not be too bad, provided you skip the mac and cheese or french fries. Those are likely worse for you than the dessert.

Everything in moderation.
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