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Which is better, Chocolate Bar or a slice of Cake or scoop of your Fav. Icecream?

I have started on a 6 day workout schedule and want to let go to have a good meal or have a dessert once in a week.

I was thinking a scoop and a half of my favourite icecream (no sundaes, etc) would be a good idea and not too sinful to retard my weekly progress.

Does anyone have any practical ideas for good weekly satisfying desserts ?
Is it better having something else?

Thanks for your advice.

Tue. Nov 21, 5:58am

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WW makes these awesome Big Chocolate ice cream bars that are really good and not all that bad. When summer hit I was craving ice cream so bad these really helped me through.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006, 7:31 AM

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A scoop of your fave ice cream sounds like a great idea, you just have to feel satisfied at the scoop and coach yourself not to go back for more. If you're only having dessert once per week, it's best to have the real thing. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006, 8:07 AM

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None of the above. I could eat cheetos all day long.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006, 9:19 AM

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It's YOUR choice about what satisfies YOU.
I go for gourmet chocolate, myself. :-)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006, 9:20 AM

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Eat what you love and enjoy it once in a while! It's a great idea.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006, 9:41 AM

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i'd say the scoop is the better of the three. at least you're getting some calcium! get a tiny little cup/ bowl and fill it way up so it looks like you're eating alot. if it's only once a week, you deserve it, so enjoy.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006, 10:01 AM

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All of the above

I would et everything at the same time if i had it in the house ;)LOL
I have no will power so i try not to keep those naughty desserts in myhouse ;)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006, 10:12 AM

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For me, this line of thinking never worked. I've had to cut certain things out of my diet permanently and just live with it. You don't miss it after a while. I do, however understand the concept of treating yourself. I would try to ween yourself onto a low-cal or sugar free version of your desert of choice. It will work less against your six days of hard work!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006, 10:16 AM

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cool whip light! the illusion of ice cream, the flavor of sugar, and only 25 calories per serving!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006, 10:19 AM

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how about a scoop of fat-free frozen yogurt?

Tuesday, November 21, 2006, 10:21 AM

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I vote for a chocolate bar -- because chances are that your favorites of the other two options come in much larger quantities and will be difficult to control. I suggest something dark chocolate based, because it's so rich that it's hard to eat a massive amount. In any case, this makes your treat about 250-300 calories.

The cake will have more calories - I'm not sure any "real" cake (not Smart Ones, not diet-friendly angel food, etc) comes in under 500 calories a slice.

Ice cream - good choice if you go out for it and buy a cup or cone rather than buying a pint or quart or whatever (think "calcium" - ice cream may be ridiculously sugary, but it's the only option on this list with a serious nutrient). Sure, it's more economical to buy a box of it and keep it in the freezer, but it's way too tempting to avoid or to prevent yourself from going back for more than 1-1/2 scoops (~200 calories).

Tuesday, November 21, 2006, 3:10 PM

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I'm the OP.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. To each her own ;-)

I'll go for the cone. i thought the same. Better to buy cones/cups, also the same number that would be used in a single family sitting. So theres a lesser chance of you getting tempted to have another. Anyway I dont have yogurt coz I hate it (ouch, I know yogurt lovers are going to beat me), so I have the ice cream as a dairy daily allowance.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006, 6:14 AM

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I eat Edy's light chocolate brownie chunk ice cream. It's 120cals and 4g fat in half a cup. If you measure out a good solid cup of ice cream, that is a lovely, big serving for only 240 calories! I can fit that in most every day of the week, which I did all summer, and lost 31 pounds.

When I DON'T have that many calories at the end of the day, I have a Healthy Choice fudge bar, at only 90 calories. They're good, and they are the lowest in calories that I could find, including the WW desserts, which are more expensive and not as yummy. Indulge!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006, 8:17 AM

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calories in cake

my mom brought me a lemon pound cake for my b-day and I asked her to note the calories on the package. it was just a regular (non-diet) betty crocker cake. one slice (1/12 of the cake) was 250 calories. she drizzled it with a lemon glaze, adding 50 calories (at most!) and I ate it with a hoodsie ice cream cup - 100 cal.
So 400 for all that, but not too bad for a birthday treat!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006, 8:40 AM

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