When I go out to eat I rarely have a dessert as I am too full from my main meal. If you find it hard to resist a sweet treat then try some of these strategies to help you when at a restaurant or coffee shop.
STICK WITH SORBET OR FROZEN YOGHURT
These are healthier options than ice-cream but still contain a high amount of sugar so go easy on portion size
If ice cream is the only option available just go for a single scoop
THE MINI OPTION
These days some restaurants offer mini size portions of different desserts so a good option if you can’t resist a sweet treat after your meal
KEEP IT FRUITY
A fruit salad is always a healthy option winner but failing that, anything that is fruit heavy is a good option
SHARING IS CARING
Share a dessert with your partner (if they are willing!) so you still get something sweet but half the calories than if you were to eat it on your own
HAVE IT AT HOME
If you struggle to say no to dessert then why not wait until you get home and have something that you have already made there. You will know what went into it and having a break between your meal and dessert will mean you are less likely to overindulge as you feel fuller.
COFFEE AND CAKE
KEEP IT SIMPLE
Try and keep coffee black, avoid syrups and creams and keep to a small size coffee rather than a large
THINK ABOUT THE MILK
Try skimmed or plant based milks in your tea or coffee
If you have sugar in your tea or coffee start trying to cut down little by little until you get used to the taste of it being sugar free
A CUP OF TEA
Herbal teas with no sugar are the most waist friendly option
A SWEET TREAT
Avoid anything loaded with icing and try to opt for something with fruit or nuts.