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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 17, 2019

                                            8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                            8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                            In life, we all need to be conscientious of what we are doing. You don’t need to live a life of stress if you don’t want to. You can achieve peace and happiness in life by carefully building mindfulness exercises into your life’s routine.

                                            Exercising mindfulness isn’t rocket science and as importantly, you can do it. It will, however, take a few tries to get into the groove of things but once you get it, it is like riding a bike, you will never lose it.

                                            Trust me. It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. In this article, I will share with you 8 mindfulness exercises that will help you to boost your energy, vitality and live a more peaceful and happier life.

                                            Why Is It Hard to Live A Peaceful And Happy Life?

                                            Our Habitat Has Become Too Technological

                                            The world has accepted the idea that technology is often the cure for all evil. We have accepted, as a society, that everything technological will make us live a better life without fully investigating the many side effects that modernity brings.

                                            There are a number of technological side effects that have a tremendous impact on your life that the media rarely tells you about.[1] Some of them include self-harm, economic inequality, having less sex, and even suicide. The global community is becoming less happy because of technology.

                                            How can anybody live a peaceful and happy life when they are depressed? Technology advancements, ladies and gents, is a major reason for why we are living a poor life because it has infiltrated our lives too much.

                                            According to my research, Americans spend an average of 8 hours a day looking at the computer screen — The average screen time spent on smartphones alone is about 20 hours per week. That’s a lot! No wonder why living a happy and peaceful life is so difficult these days.

                                            Too Many People Don’t Want to Unplug

                                            Americans check their phones an average of 80 times during vacation.[2] Some admit to checking their smartphones 300 times every single day. In countries like Brazil, India and China, the situation is no different.

                                            The reality is that people are constantly plugged into technological devices and this behavior is literally making people all over the globe fight an inner war with themselves, which consequently makes them very sad. As we know, war is the enemy of peace which won’t make anybody happy.

                                            Listen carefully:

                                            We have a global anxiety epidemic because people don’t want to unplug from their smartphones and most people aren’t doing anything to fix it. It is a sad state of affairs but very real. This obsession with technology is turning us into perishable robots who live terrible lives.

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                                            The era of anxiety is here to stay. There is little doubt about it. We can, however, fight back with the best remedy of all — We call it mindfulness!

                                            Thank God there is an antidote to this whole technological madness. Without further ado, let’s go straight to the mindful exercises.

                                            8 Mindfulness Exercises to Start Practicing

                                            There are tons of mindfulness exercises available for you to engage with out there.[3] In the paragraphs below, I will include the best ones I’ve personally tried or have seen my close friends and family members try.

                                            Are you ready for it? Let’s go!

                                            1. Pray Daily

                                            You should pray on a daily basis. Why is that you may ask — Well, because science has told us to do so.

                                            When people pray, they feel peaceful, almost eliminating anxiety. Worries become secondary, and often gives people energy and hope to cope with the difficulties of life.

                                            Prayer can make you more confident and focused. Prayer also helps you with self-control, helps to control pain, and can protect you against illnesses and disorders like cancer and high blood pressure. At least, this is what researchers from Harvard Medical School have said.[4]

                                            Pray. You won’t regret it.[5]

                                            2. Pay Attention to Your Inner Thoughts

                                            A lot of people allow themselves to be influenced by their negative thoughts. Be different and resist believing in them. It is a bad habit that can lead to unhappiness.

                                            By the way, if you do feel this way, chances are high that somebody other than you put these thoughts into your head.

                                            Here is my secret to combat this cancer — look at things objectively. I bet that if you look at things as they are, you will realize that most if not all of your negative thoughts are only inside of your head.

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                                            If you pay close attention, you will quickly realize that these voices aren’t worth your time. Believe me — Ignoring them and looking at things with objectivity is often the best course of action.

                                            This article can guide you to beat negative thoughts:

                                            How to Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts When You’re Overwhelmed

                                            3. Smile Often

                                            Smiling will slow down your heart. It will also relax your body because when you smile, your body releases endorphins which in itself has a number of positive benefits for you as a person.

                                            Smile often! You may want to smile early in the morning, during the day, and late in the evening. It is amazing what happens to you when you decide to smile instead of being grumpy.

                                            Surrender your problems to a nice smile. You will notice two things. First, most people just don’t which makes them live a miserable life. Second, if you decide to smile often, you will eventually smile unconsciously which is the ideal.

                                            The moment that you smile unconsciously, you then know that you are truly happy.

                                            4. Organize Your Working Desk

                                            A messy desk will make you less productive and can agitate and overstimulate you. You don’t want that.

                                            When you clear your desk, you engage in deep inner-thinking and your systematic decision making ends up becoming therapeutic.

                                            Most people realize that they are most creative when their creative space is clean and organized. The former often makes people more aware of what they are doing which lends to less stress and more productivity.

                                            Organizing your desk will also make you more energetic and focused because order often decreases chaos which is a condition that often slows down daily progress.

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                                            5. Celebrate Your Friend’s Victories

                                            I love this mindful exercise. One of the best ways to live a happy and peaceful life is to celebrate the victories of others. When you do that, you automatically make your friends in a better mood which makes you in a better mood, as well.

                                            Happiness is contagious! We might as well celebrate others as much as we can. If you find out that your peer has won an award, celebrate with him! If your friend is the recipient of a local charity award, celebrate with her!

                                            What is also awesome is that when you celebrate with others, they often celebrate with you in return. This, ladies and gentleman, will make you feel fantastic. You can’t go wrong with this one, period.

                                            6. Listen to Your Spouse/Partner

                                            God put someone in your life for a reason. You might as well listen to him or her.

                                            I listen to my wife everyday. In fact, I often ask the following question to her, “Amanda, what are your thoughts about…” or “What am I missing about…” It is shocking what I hear back from her. Without her having much context and perspective, by the art of observation in my own nonverbal behavior and the behavior of others, she accurately gives me incredible insights which helps me out with living my life to the fullest.

                                            I’m a firm believer that spouses are supposed to engage in interpersonal communication every day. I most definitely do and will continue doing it. You should do the same.

                                            7. Give Yourself a Break from Technology

                                            You can’t be in total equilibrium if your computerized devices control your life. You must get away from technology on a daily basis.[6]

                                            How do you do that? This is my formula:

                                            First, take this smartphone control test. It is only ten questions but this test will place you somewhere in the human robot cycle continuum.

                                            If your score is between 25-30, take a break from the computer (or smartphone, pad, laptop/desktop) every twenty minutes and stop being on a computerized device after 8:00pm.

                                            If you score between 30-35, still take a break every 20 minutes but stop being on these devices at 5:00pm.

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                                            If you score more than 35, you need to take action immediately.

                                            Limit computer use as much as possible throughout the day. Give yourself as many breaks from the computer as possible. Are you ready for the challenge?

                                            8. Go Exercise

                                            Go exercise at least three times a week. I don’t care if you need to workout early in the morning, late in the evening, on the weekends or during work days. Working out is absolutely imperative for you to live happy and peaceful life.

                                            The stresses of the modern world are too much for you to neglect this important mindfulness exercise. When you go to the gym, you burn calories, focus on activities one step at a time, your mind relaxes, anxiety decreases, you sweat and often think about topics unrelated to your work place among many other benefits.

                                            You must exercise at least three hours each week for optimum results. Why? Just take a look at all the benefits of regular exercising:

                                            12 Benefits of Regular Exercise You Should Know

                                            The Bottom Line

                                            It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. Now that our habitat has become too technological and many people just don’t want to unplug, engaging in daily prayer, celebrate your friends’ victories, and listening to your spouse are among the best ways to be mindful about what you are doing and how you are living.

                                            It is possible to live a happy and peaceful life. It only depends on you.

                                            Go exercise! Take a break from technology and invest in you! Life is too short for distractions.

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