Monday, May 18, 2009

Summer VS Ice Cream

There's just something about Summer time and ice-cream that seem to come hand in hand. I always considered myself more of a doughnut/cake/pie kind of person, but for some reason this summer has had my mouth watering for some good old plain ice-cream. So I did some comparing for the healthiest between fat-free vanilla yogurt or sugar-free to see what was the best choice along with some other options:

(One serving of ice-cream is 1/2 cup)

Fat-Free Vanilla Frozen Yogurt:
150 cal., 33 g carbs., 0 g fat

Sugar-Free Vanilla Ice-Cream:
165 cal., 32 g carbs., 5 g fat (3 g sat. fat)

Soft-Serve Vanilla Ice-Cream:
185 cal., 25 g carbs., 7 g fat (5 g sat. fat)

Plain Vanilla Ice-Cream:
260 cal., 26 g carb., 16 g fat (16 g sat. fat)

Waffle Cone: 160 cal., 28 g carb., 4 g fat (o g sat. fat)

Sugar Cone: 50 cal., 10 g carbs., 0 g fat

For this summer, your best bet would to be to try to stick with Fat-Free Ice-Cream. If you absolutely can't stand it or just love the real deal too much, then keep your control with eating just one serving at a time(1/2 cup).

When it comes to toppings, try to do what you can to get ice-cream that is already flavored so you don't feel like you need to add more. If your counting calories, toppings alone can add an extra 150 calories. For example: 2 tbsp of Chocolate Sauce is 109 calories, 1 tbsp of Chopped nuts is 50 calories, 1 tbsp of Whipped Cream is 8 calories, and a regular Maraschino Cherry is 8 calories. So just be careful when you load on the goodness.

Everyone always needs a good bowl of ice-cream, but just be careful so you don't end up hating it by the end of the Summer for what it did to your bod. When you eat your ice-cream, eat it slow and savor every bite so you can thoroughly enjoy it and be satisfied when it's gone. But don't deprive yourself! Just keep control so you enjoy all aspects of eating it.


Goodman Family said...

Luna's will satisfy your craving. Hope you guys liked it!

Anonymous said...

Fat free it is! You convinced me! I love this blog. Keep the posts coming!