Posted by: Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes | November 7, 2012

Lose Weight WITHOUT Dieting: Tip #80: Swap Regular Ice Cream for a Lower-Fat Version

It is estimated that Americans spend $20 billion a year on ice cream and other frozen desserts. I love ice cream but I’m often concerned about the high fat and sugar content in many frozen treats.  One way to improve the nutritional content of your favorite ice cream is to swap the standard version for a lower-fat variety. For example, a serving of Breyers Vanilla Ice Cream has 130 calories, which includes 7 grams of fat (4 saturated) and 14 grams of sugar. The same serving of Breyers Vanilla Light has 100 calories including 3.5 grams of fat (2.0 saturated) and 14 grams of sugar. You can also lower calorie content by opting for a reduced sugar version. A serving of Breyers No Sugar Added Vanilla Ice Cream has 80 calories consisting of 4 grams of fat (2.5 saturated) and 4 grams of sugar. If you typically eat a serving of ice cream every day, you would lose 5 lbs a year from this simple tip. The key is to identify low-fat and low-sugar alternatives that taste good. You may have to try a variety of brands and flavors, but that’s what makes this so much fun!

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