As everyone knows, dessert is bad for you, right? It is where all the weight gain comes from. I can’t have it before bed because I’ll gain fat.
I’m sure you have all heard these statements and at one time we even told clients this. But one day I was introduced to a philosophy by Abel James, author of the Wild Diet. He explained it perfectly to the point that I realized you should always have dessert (if you want it of course).
I am considering dessert as a food that you have as a sweet snack sometime during the day. So it could be after lunch or after dinner. Some foods that fit into this concept would be ice cream, bars, cookies, pies, etc. But how can this be healthy for me?
Two main reasons:
- If you don’t restrict yourself from eating it you won’t crave it as much
When we try to restrict ourselves from eating something it usually causes the reverse effect. We end up wanting it way more. So every time we push this dessert off it will show up somewhere else in our diet in probably worse off fashion.
- Dessert made with healthy ingredients are the same as other foods
Dessert doesn’t have to be pure sugar. If you make a dessert with healthy ingredients it will have as much nutrient value as a normal meal. There are many ways to supplement healthy fats for unhealthy ones. As well as supplement healthy sugars. Reducing the carbs in a dessert will help out as well.
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