Ice cream gets a bad rap as being this unhealthy indulgence. And while it is often loaded up with fat & sugar, it doesn’t always need to be that way.
Let’s say you’re on a family road trip and Dairy Queen is your next stop. Everyone is getting some ice cream, so you want to enjoy it with them! Problem is, you’re watching your calories and really don’t want to completely blow your progress on ice cream.
You can say screw it and accept that you’re going to consume a ton of calories, and order that Oreo Blizzard with nearly 800 calories. Or you can go for the vanilla cone, which might not be as exciting as an oreo-packed Blizzard, will still satisfy your sweet tooth and make your heart happy. At about the same calories as your average protein bar, you know that you can enjoy your cone and stay right on track.
Nobody is saying that you can’t get a Blizzard if you truly want that. I mean, sometimes you just need to treat yo self! But too many people believe that it’s all or nothing with dieting. That if you want to lose weight, you need to be super strict with your diet. That ice cream will completely blow your progress.
Is ice cream the healthiest thing in the world? No, of course not. It’s a treat after all. But if you want it, it doesn’t need to be all or nothing. There are options out there for you to have your ice cream and eat it too. And if you’re anything like me, you want it All. The. Time.