Indulgence. It's part of what makes life worth living--giving in to temptation, letting go of one's inhibitions. And one of our nation's favorite indulgences? A smooth, cold, creamy, delicious scoop of ice cream.
Ice cream is as American as apple pie (it's no wonder the two so often go hand-in-hand). Unfortunately, so is obesity--a 2009 report found that overweight and obesity rates have remained steady or increased in every single state of the nation over the last year. The good news is that you can help fight this epidemic without sacrificing life's small indulgent pleasures. That's the entire premise behind Eat This, Not That!
Here, you'll learn how to indulge more often but with less damage. The writers of Eat This, Not That! 2010 have uncovered the 7 worst ice creams in America. Avoid them and choose their equally delicious--but much healthier--counterparts, and you'll be able to indulge and enjoy while losing weight too!
Worst Fruity Scoop
Cold Stone Blueberry Muffin Ice Cream (Love It size)
30 g fat (20 g saturated, 1 g trans)
52 g sugars
The Love It size at Cold Stone is about 8 ounces, which is equivalent to ordering two scoops at Baskin-Robbins or Ben & Jerry's. Order any ice cream in this size and you can expect to spoon down about a day's worth of saturated fat. One extra hint: Toppings can make or break an ice cream. Most of the cookies and candy bars at Cold Stone have between 100 and 200 calories per serving, so limit the indulgent toppings to Nilla Wafers and yellow cake. Fruits and nuts, of course, are always your safest bets.
Bonus tip: Cold Stone is no stranger to our list of the 15 Worst Desserts in America. See what other cold treat you should avoid!
Eat This Instead!
Tart and Tangy Yogurt (Love It size) topped with Yellow Cake and Blueberries
2.5 g fat (0.5 g saturated)
48 g sugars
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