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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 January 21, 2020

                                            The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

                                            The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

                                            Creating a vision for your life might seem like a frivolous, fantastical waste of time, but it’s not: creating a compelling vision of the life you want is actually one of the most effective strategies for achieving the life of your dreams. Perhaps the best way to look at the concept of a life vision is as a compass to help guide you to take the best actions and make the right choices that help propel you toward your best life.

                                            your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have

                                              Why You Need a Vision

                                              Experts and life success stories support the idea that with a vision in mind, you are more likely to succeed far beyond what you could otherwise achieve without a clear vision. Think of crafting your life vision as mapping a path to your personal and professional dreams. Life satisfaction and personal happiness are within reach. The harsh reality is that if you don’t develop your own vision, you’ll allow other people and circumstances to direct the course of your life.

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                                              How to Create Your Life Vision

                                              Don’t expect a clear and well-defined vision overnight—envisioning your life and determining the course you will follow requires time, and reflection. You need to cultivate vision and perspective, and you also need to apply logic and planning for the practical application of your vision. Your best vision blossoms from your dreams, hopes, and aspirations. It will resonate with your values and ideals, and will generate energy and enthusiasm to help strengthen your commitment to explore the possibilities of your life.

                                              What Do You Want?

                                              The question sounds deceptively simple, but it’s often the most difficult to answer. Allowing yourself to explore your deepest desires can be very frightening. You may also not think you have the time to consider something as fanciful as what you want out of life, but it’s important to remind yourself that a life of fulfillment does not usually happen by chance, but by design.

                                              It’s helpful to ask some thought-provoking questions to help you discover the possibilities of what you want out of life. Consider every aspect of your life, personal and professional, tangible and intangible. Contemplate all the important areas, family and friends, career and success, health and quality of life, spiritual connection and personal growth, and don’t forget about fun and enjoyment.

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                                              Some tips to guide you:

                                              • Remember to ask why you want certain things
                                              • Think about what you want, not on what you don’t want.
                                              • Give yourself permission to dream.
                                              • Be creative. Consider ideas that you never thought possible.
                                              • Focus on your wishes, not what others expect of you.

                                              Some questions to start your exploration:

                                              • What really matters to you in life? Not what should matter, what does matter.
                                              • What would you like to have more of in your life?
                                              • Set aside money for a moment; what do you want in your career?
                                              • What are your secret passions and dreams?
                                              • What would bring more joy and happiness into your life?
                                              • What do you want your relationships to be like?
                                              • What qualities would you like to develop?
                                              • What are your values? What issues do you care about?
                                              • What are your talents? What’s special about you?
                                              • What would you most like to accomplish?
                                              • What would legacy would you like to leave behind?

                                              It may be helpful to write your thoughts down in a journal or creative vision board if you’re the creative type. Add your own questions, and ask others what they want out of life. Relax and make this exercise fun. You may want to set your answers aside for a while and come back to them later to see if any have changed or if you have anything to add.

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                                              What Would Your Best Life Look Like?

                                              Describe your ideal life in detail. Allow yourself to dream and imagine, and create a vivid picture. If you can’t visualize a picture, focus on how your best life would feel. If you find it difficult to envision your life 20 or 30 years from now, start with five years—even a few years into the future will give you a place to start. What you see may surprise you. Set aside preconceived notions. This is your chance to dream and fantasize.

                                              A few prompts to get you started:

                                              • What will you have accomplished already?
                                              • How will you feel about yourself?
                                              • What kind of people are in your life? How do you feel about them?
                                              • What does your ideal day look like?
                                              • Where are you? Where do you live? Think specifics, what city, state, or country, type of community, house or an apartment, style and atmosphere.
                                              • What would you be doing?
                                              • Are you with another person, a group of people, or are you by yourself?
                                              • How are you dressed?
                                              • What’s your state of mind? Happy or sad? Contented or frustrated?
                                              • What does your physical body look like? How do you feel about that?
                                              • Does your best life make you smile and make your heart sing? If it doesn’t, dig deeper, dream bigger.

                                              It’s important to focus on the result, or at least a way-point in your life. Don’t think about the process for getting there yet—that’s the next stepGive yourself permission to revisit this vision every day, even if only for a few minutes. Keep your vision alive and in the front of your mind.

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                                              Plan Backwards

                                              It may sound counter-intuitive to plan backwards rather than forwards, but when you’re planning your life from the end result, it’s often more useful to consider the last step and work your way back to the first. This is actually a valuable and practical strategy for making your vision a reality.

                                              • What’s the last thing that would’ve had to happen to achieve your best life?
                                              • What’s the most important choice you would’ve had to make?
                                              • What would you have needed to learn along the way?
                                              • What important actions would you have had to take?
                                              • What beliefs would you have needed to change?
                                              • What habits or behaviors would you have had to cultivate?
                                              • What type of support would you have had to enlist?
                                              • How long will it have taken you to realize your best life?
                                              • What steps or milestones would you have needed to reach along the way?

                                              Now it’s time to think about your first step, and the next step after that. Ponder the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in the future. It may seem impossible, but it’s quite achievable if you take it step-by-step.

                                              It’s important to revisit this vision from time to time. Don’t be surprised if your answers to the questions, your technicolor vision, and the resulting plans change. That can actually be a very good thing; as you change in unforeseeable ways, the best life you envision will change as well. For now, it’s important to use the process, create your vision, and take the first step towards making that vision a reality.

                                              Featured photo credit: Matt Noble via unsplash.com

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