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20 Weight Loss Desserts Recipes You Should Not Miss

20 Weight Loss Desserts Recipes You Should Not Miss

Dessert is a delicious opportunity to step back and truly enjoy life. When you are trying to responsibly manage your weight, it can feel less like a joyous opportunity and more like a moment to throw away all the day’s work. Fortunately, it is possible to have the best of both worlds. Thankfully, weight loss desserts do exist. Here are some excellent sweet treats that can actually help you reach your weight loss goals!

1. Super-Rich Chocolate Cake with Maple Frosting

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    Chocolate cake while losing weight? Count me in! This delicious cake totals in at a mere 276 calories per slice. Indulge in the delicious marshmallow frosting and your waistline will thank you.

    2. Dark Fudgey Brownies

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      You would never know these rich brownies were good for you. With some unsweetened cocoa powder and semi-sweet chocolate chips, you are sure to keep even the kids happy.

      3. Lemon Mousse with Strawberries

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        Grab yourself a delicious spoonful of sunshine. This light and creamy delicacy makes for a great solution to those summertime sweet tooth cravings.

        4. Chocolate-Cranberry Quesadilla

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          Sweet Quesadilla! This beauty combines all the glory of chocolate, tart raspberries, and the perfection of cinnamon to make an irresistible treat. At only 332 calories, you and your trainer are sure to be happy.

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          5. Chocolate-Raspberry Cheesecake

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            Cheescake and weight loss can go together? Yes they can. And it is amazing. Get on board now!

            6. Peanut butter Chocolate Chip No-Bake Bars

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              Denying yourself from eating sweets altogether can make any diet fail. Don’t risk sacrificing all your hard work because you are convinced chocolate chip and peanut butter is only for those less invested in their health. Instead, indulge in this not-so-indulgent delight.

              7. Chocolate Zucchini Snack Bake

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                Have you ever tried chocolate and zucchini together? Well, you need to. This recipe totals in at just 361 calories per serving. Your kids will never know just how healthy this bad boy is.

                8. Citrus Ricotta Canoli

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                  This delightful Italian treat is sure to hit the spot. Your friends will be shocked when you report that these creamy pieces of heaven are a mere 260 calories per serving. Get ready to impress at your next food-based social affair.

                  9. Chocolate Almond Macaroons

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                    For those who love to eat a handful of cookies, this recipe is perfect. A single serving contains 5 of these bad boys and only 193 calories. Plus, those almonds will help you stay full and get you that healthy oil your body needs.

                    9. Chocolate Pudding with Bananas and Graham Crackers

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                      Who can say no to chocolate pudding? The bananas add a nice healthy burst to this delicious dessert and the graham crackers seal the deal with an excellent crunch. At just 391 calories per serving, you simply can’t go wrong.

                      10. Chocolate Mousse

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                        Light, airy, and delicious, this is essentially the perfect dessert. With this particular recipe, you can enjoy all the glory of chocolate mousse without compromising the weight loss journey. Is it possible to perfect perfection? I think we just did.

                        11. Fudgey Cream Cheese Brownies

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                          A big part of successful weight loss is watching your fat intake. While these little delights are made with cream cheese, they only total in at 2.8 grams of fat per serving.

                          12. Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

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                            This recipe takes full advantage of low-fat dairy options, leaving the consumer with only 1.9 grams of saturated fat per serving. You can have the awesomeness of peanut butter on a diet. You can even enjoy that awesomeness in pie form. You are welcome.

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                            13. Cinnamon Streusel Crisps

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                              These crunchy little delights are perfect for satisfying that sweet tooth. Recent work in the field of nutrition suggests that cinnamon may help lower cholesterol. So not only can you satisfy the need for sweet, but you can also help your body in the long run.

                              14. Lemony Yogurt Pound Cake

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                                How many ways can you say yum? This bread delight uses the best of the yogurt world to make something you can feel good about consuming. The lemon will dance on your tongue as you sing the praises of this impressive recipe.

                                15. Marbled Banana Bread

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                                  If you’ve got some extra bananas, then I have got the recipe for you. This delicious confection makes for the perfect healthy grab-and-go sweet delight. It’s fun to look at and even more fun to consume.

                                  16. Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches

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                                    In this recipe you deliver that delicious (but lonely) frozen yogurt in the freezer to your family in a fun and easy to eat package. With some vanilla wafers and a bit of imagination, these little sandwiches are sure to deliver big smiles.

                                    17. Angel Food Cake

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                                      This sumptuous light dessert can satisfy your cravings and help you meet your goals. This citrus twist makes for a particularly delightful healthy experience.

                                      18. Lemon Icebox Bars

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                                        With fat-free cream-cheese and low-fat condensed milk, these bad boys are guaranteed to delight without damaging the workout plan. Get ready for some lemony awesomeness with this recipe.

                                        19. Broiled Banana Split

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                                          Caramelize that banana and add some delicious berries. Combine this with a bit of nuts and a smidgen of ice cream, and you have perfection on a plate. Get excited.

                                          20. Pumpkin Brulee Cheesecake

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                                            Made with canned pumpkin, low-fat cream-cheese, and some protein-packed yogurt, this recipe is ready to help you in your weight loss journey. Enjoy some epic flavor and some healthy fun.

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                                            Last Updated on September 20, 2018

                                            How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

                                            How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

                                            Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

                                            If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

                                            1. Breathe

                                            The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

                                            • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
                                            • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
                                            • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

                                            Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

                                            2. Loosen up

                                            After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

                                            Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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                                            3. Chew slowly

                                            Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

                                            Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

                                            Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

                                            4. Let go

                                            Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

                                            The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

                                            It’s not. Promise.

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                                            Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

                                            Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

                                            21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

                                            5. Enjoy the journey

                                            Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

                                            Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

                                            6. Look at the big picture

                                            The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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                                            Will this matter to me…

                                            • Next week?
                                            • Next month?
                                            • Next year?
                                            • In 10 years?

                                            Hint: No, it won’t.

                                            I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

                                            Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

                                            7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

                                            You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

                                            Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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                                            8. Practice patience every day

                                            Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

                                            • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
                                            • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
                                            • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

                                            Final thoughts

                                            Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

                                            Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

                                            Featured photo credit: Brooke Cagle via unsplash.com

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