Now there are plenty of times when you want to indulge and enjoy whatever meal or dessert that you’d like. But when it comes to the everyday healthier lifestyle, there are many ways that you can choose healthier options. You don’t have to give up chocolate to lose weight!
A lot of people tend to eat really healthy during the day and then at night have cravings or a sweet tooth that sometimes feels impossible to curb. What we like to suggest is finding healthier options to your cravings. For example a regular Hershey’s candy bar has 360 calories with 42 grams of sugar, Lily’s dark chocolate bar has 350 calories but zero grams of sugar and 21 grams of fiber. Now there might not be a huge difference in calorie content between the two, however Lily’s is sweetened with stevia which is a more natural sweetener derived from a plant, so it helps to better manage blood sugar. Dark chocolate has more fiber, antioxidants, and less sugar than milk chocolate. By choosing a Lily’s chocolate bar over a regular chocolate option, you will feel fuller longer and won’t have a sugar high and crash due to the difference in ingredients. Try to pick some options you enjoy and set yourself up for success to stay on track with your goals by still eating dessert!
When trying to find healthier swaps, look for products that don’t have many ingredients. Look at the label for sugar content, calories, and fiber. These are good indicators of what the health content of the product is.
Now if you’re not a chocolate person, check out some other common snacks that we’ve included below.
Here are some other healthier brands we love:
Chips- Siete Chipotle BBQ
Ice Cream- Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars
Cookies- Good Molly’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
Candy- Smart Sweets Sour Blast Buddies
Soda- Synergy Pineapple Kombucha
Popcorn- Lesser Evil Himalayan Gold