In most varieties of chocolate ice cream, there are approximately 200 calories in a half-cup. Most people eat more than a half-cup of ice cream and by the time you add on toppings such as whipped cream, chocolate syrup and nuts, you may be in excess of 700-800 calories per bowl. Add these bowls up over he course of a month and you may have gained several pounds due to the consumption and over-consumption of ice cream.
There are healthier alternatives to eating chocolate ice cream, such as sorbet and sherbet. For chocolate varieties and tastes, frozen yogurt can be eaten at half the calories of ice cream. If you hold the toppings, frozen yogurt can provide a tasty snack that doesn’t go straight to your waistline.
There are healthy versions of chocolate ice cream made by Skinny Cow that offer low fat alternatives at a fraction of the calories. Some of the Skinny Cow alternatives offer ice cream at just 70 calories a scoop. This means that with two scoops of ice cream you are still well under the calorie content of regular ice cream. It is important to treat yourself occasionally when you are dieting, and Skinny Cow ice cream will do the trick.
Providing a low cal alternative to conquering the sweet tooth is a great way to keep the weight off without feeling too restricted.
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