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May 11, 2013 5:04 PM

I am hitting all my calories and goals and doing great until after dinner. Then, all I can think about is the ice cream in my freezer. I've been busting my calorie goal every night because of this. Grrrr! Frustrating!

It's I can't stand the thought of it being in there uneaten.

A lot of my friends don't even eat dessert. I feel like I have to have it every night.

I need to join icecreamaholics anonymous.


secondly, just make a healthy version for yourself:

1 or 2 frozen bananas
125ml low fat yoghurt (i use berry)
125g of frozen berries
2-3 tbsp coconut cream (you dont have to add this if you want to make it lower in cals by 60-80cals)

and thats about it really

if you want to make it chocolate berry just add a tbsp of cocoa

if you want just chocolate then leave out the berries and add an extra frozen banana.

I use a stick blender, its quick and also you eat it with a spoon, its creamy and like soft serve icecream


its 4, maybe 5 serves of fruit + good fats for like 300 cals, oh and its like eating a 600ml tub of icecream. its fricken awesome

add it to your diary in the morning, then you will have already logged it.

DITCH THE ICECREAM its crap and made by people who are putting profit over your health.
Edited by nikilis On May 11, 2013 5:05 PM
May 11, 2013 5:06 PM
That is why I stopped eating ice cream. There are folks here who are able to include things like ice cream with out it ruining their efforts. Leaving me alone with ice cream is like leaving an alcoholic alone with a six pack. You just don't do it.
May 11, 2013 5:06 PM
Pitch the ice cream and stop buying it if you can't resist.
Edited by Francl27 On May 11, 2013 5:07 PM
May 11, 2013 5:07 PM

I hear you! Maybe at least try to switch yourself on to frozen yogurt. Or buy your ice cream in little individual serve cups. Weight Watchers makes these to die for sundaes. I don't see depriving yourself entirely of it. Wean yourself off and make sure to leave room in your calorie goals at the end of the day for it!

I tried to do that. All I did was eat like 5 little cups of ice cream! It was not exactly my finest hour!
May 11, 2013 5:07 PM
Just do what I do and plan out your day to allow for ice cream. :) I always allow for 1/2 cup if I want, and if I want more, do a bit of extra cardio.
May 11, 2013 5:07 PM

Go. Get. The. Tub. Of. Ice. Cream... And run hot water in it and flush it down the sink. What did it cost? 4 or 5 bucks at most? If it's not there, you're not going to be tempted to eat it.

Trust me, it does get easier. I was/am an ice cream lover (I was eating a pint of Ben & Jerry's every day at work on my half hour lunch-- the whole thing). I now hardly eat any at all. Well, and no ice cream at all (I found out I have milk allergies). Now, I have a pint of tofutti chocolate cookie crunch in my freezer, and it's been there for 3 weeks. It still has a serving left too!

I concur
May 11, 2013 5:09 PM

I'm addicted to ice cream as well. I go out for a frozen yogurt hot fudge sundae every Friday night as a treat.

Yes. Going OUT for it may be the better option. Because you go get it, eat it and there is none left in the freezer for later. Good strategy to keep in mind.
May 11, 2013 5:09 PM
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This^^^^ is the BEST THING EVER INVENTED, OMG it is Amazing and you can fit it into your daily calorie goal so easy.
May 11, 2013 5:11 PM
I can see where you are coming from. Two seconds before reading your post I was thinking about ice cream. I have 1 comment and 1 suggestion for you

Are you addicted to ice cream or is it just the habit. Do you ever want ice cream after breakfast or lunch. Addiction to the ice cream I think you would want to eat it all the time. Or is it only when you finish dinner. You could just have a habit that after you eat dinner you have ice cream. If that is the case you just need to work on changing some of the habits and you won't crave ice cream,

It is a mix - if you aren't eating enough carbs throughout the day you could have a blood sugar rush around that time of the day. make sure you are eating your whole grains and even fruits.
Also have you thought about Almond Ice Cream, Soy Ice Cream or Rice. They don't taste exactly the same however I only eat Almond Ice Cream now and it does it for me. With a huge decrease in fats
May 11, 2013 5:11 PM
Yeah I agree just switch to an ice cream that won't bust your diet, otherwise you will just drive yourself crazy thinking about it. Or you could eat less calories during the day to allow for the ice cream in the evening. Either way you are not depriving yourself of the treat.

I hear you! Maybe at least try to switch yourself on to frozen yogurt. Or buy your ice cream in little individual serve cups. Weight Watchers makes these to die for sundaes. I don't see depriving yourself entirely of it. Wean yourself off and make sure to leave room in your calorie goals at the end of the day for it!
May 11, 2013 5:11 PM
try skinny cow icecream sandwickes
they ar e lower cal
May 11, 2013 5:12 PM
eat it every day..really I eat a half a pint of ben and Jerrys or Hagen daaz or Daves every day sometimes a pint,,,its AMAZING just work it into your plan and the fat flies off!! enjoy:)
May 11, 2013 5:13 PM
don't buy ice cream.
or get frozen yogurt at 90 cals a half cup
or freeze a banana and blend, same texture as frozen yogurt.
or just make room in your day for the ice cream? if it is just straight up natural ice cream, the base ingredients for it really are not that bad. you can even make your own using salt, ice and ziplock baggies.
May 11, 2013 5:16 PM
I was craving ice cream so I got some and ate it. Glad I did. Wished I was strong enough to throw the rest away but no I kept it and ate it, logged it but was eating it for a week. I dont need to keep it in the house, trigger food. It is ok occasionally. Pizza is kind of the same with me, if I eat some of it and quickly freeze the rest I am ok. Out of site,out of mind but ice cream seems harder on me, keeps calling my name so I dont want it around.
Edited by brenn24179 On May 11, 2013 5:18 PM
May 11, 2013 5:17 PM

Skinny Cow is your friend. The cookies and cream ice cream sandwich is super satisfying at 150 calories. You have to decide: Are you never going to eat ice cream again, or are you going to come to some sort of accommodation with your cravings? For me, the idea of never eating ice cream again is not realistic.

This is a lifestyle change, not a diet.

Skinny Cow is my friend. :)
May 11, 2013 5:19 PM
I LOOOOVE ice cream!! I recently discovered I could freeze some yogourt in little drops on a parchement paper and then eat that instead of ice cream. I Freeze it for 45 minutes and it's the perfect consistency. Or I freeze it for longer and let it melt for 10 minutes. Yummy!! It's my evening snack. heart
May 11, 2013 5:22 PM
i just saw about not wanting the preservatives. i feel ya on that, and i too have a hard time finding frozen yogurt without weird stuff added.

i would go with blending a frozen banana. from there you can add other fruit to it, or add cocoa powder or something, or freeze some yugrt as well and blend that together with it?
or making ice cream by using milk, some sugar, vanilla flavor or other flavor, and shaking it in a baggie with ice and salt surrounding it. you can prolly use a stevia instead of sugar, and almond milk or coconut milk. i have only tried it using regular milk, real sugar and vanilla extract but it was so good! at least then you will know what is in it.
May 11, 2013 5:24 PM
I get a McDonalds cone every night and have managed to lose 15lbs, so long as you save some room at the end of the day you can have it!
May 11, 2013 5:50 PM
Oh man, I feel you on this. I love ice cream, and when I want it, I need the real deal. I used to work at Dairy Queen and could polish off a large blizzard no problem - and worse, they were free! There's always ice cream in the house. Individual cups are too expensive for me. I kicked the cereal-bowl-full-of-ice-cream-every-night habit anyway.

I bought these snack bowls from Pottery Barn that are exactly one cup. When I want ice cream, I can fill them up halfway if I just need to kill the craving, or I fill them up all the way if I really want to indulge because I have enough calories left. That way, at the very worst, at least it's only 1 cup.

Seeing the tiny bowl full is really helpful to making me feel satisfied, for whatever odd reason. Other days, when I don't have the calorie room for ice cream, I just remind myself that I don't need it, I just think I do!

Also, check the nutrition facts. Some real ice creams may be around 180-200 calories a serving and, to me personally, are much more satisfying than a 140 calorie Skinny Cow substitute and worth the extra few calories. Maybe that can work for you, too!
May 30, 2014 8:54 AM
Omg! I'm the same way! Anything chocolate related I normally can't even buy it bc it will be gone in one day! However, as I'm sitting here eating it now, I'll tell you my secret, has been working so far... I get the Kemps smooth and creamy frozen yogurt, chocolate peanut butter, have ONE serving in my bowl and before I even leave the kitchen I drink a glass of water. I then pour another glass for after I eat the bowl and drink the entire glass. Got my chocolate/ice cream fix and more H2O. In my mind i like to think that clearing the palate of the chocolate makes me not think about it any longer so I'm satisfied... I dunno it just seems to do the trick :)
May 30, 2014 9:30 AM
Budgeting for daily ice cream or whatever other sweet I was in the mood for has helped me. When I first started I thought I had to avoid the treats and that made me crave them more, now I figure out how much I can have portion it out and enjoy it.
May 30, 2014 9:50 AM cream!!!! love
May 30, 2014 9:51 AM
Isn't everybody? If loving ice cream is wrong, I don't want to be right.
May 30, 2014 10:07 AM
I was not that much into ice cream actually. These boards got me addicted to it laugh But it fits my calories, so whatever.
May 30, 2014 10:12 AM

Isn't everybody? If loving ice cream is wrong, I don't want to be right.

laugh I guess I'm a sinner!


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