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Ice Cream-How Much, How Often?


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Right now one of my biggest problems is with ice cream. My sister is ice cream crazy and so my it is always in the house. It's usually Chocolate, Strawberry or Vanilla. Right now I'm having it almost every night. How often if I need to lose about a hundred pounds, is it ok to have it in a week and how much is ok? Also any suggestions on how to get over the cravings? I'm 18 but still loving at home so I have little control over the food in the house and I have no money to buy stuff, but anything you can think of I can do to help the cravings. I was eating a huge bowl of it every night and waited until everyone else went to bed, so I could get as much as I wanted, but I've been trying lately to have it when everyone else is awake and t always show someone how much I am taking, and I've asked them to watch me. Any other advice?

Edit: Thanks everyone. When I meant I couldn't control what I ate because I live at home, all I meant is that my family doesn't have much money. I don't have a job right now, I am looking, but it's hard. Anyway, my parents buy very little veggies or fruit and if I eat any of it, other than for dinner when they cook it, they get mad. Can't afford much. I've tried talking to them. Also other than my Mom, everyone else in the house refuses to eat unprocessed foods because they don't like them. For example my Dad and Sister make fun of whole grain food and only buy white bread. They say the other taste bad. Anyway, so I don't control what they buy, they actulay buy my sister and I the stuff to eat. It is true that I can control how much I eat, thats all up to me. But thanks for all the suggestions everyone. 

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Try making it a once-a-week thing.  One serving; usually a half cup.  Ice cream is my kryptonite; if it's in the house, I'll eat it. Usually all at once :)  So mostly I just don't buy it anymore.

Got any bananas in the house?  Slice up a banana into a bowl and freeze it.  When it's thawed a little, it has a rather creamy consistency and is quite delicious.  I use this as an ice cream sub sometimes.

As little as possible. Some people will say not at all and I completely disagree with them. If you stop eating the things you like it just makes losing and keeping the weight off harder.

What you need to learn to do is eat what you like but in moderation. Watch how much you eat during the day, exercise, and have a bowl of ice cream every few days instead of every night.

I'm 19 and at home so I understand how you feel.

Original Post by starz_gate:

Right now one of my biggest problems is with ice cream. My sister is ice cream crazy and so my it is always in the house. It's usually Chocolate, Strawberry or Vanilla. Right now I'm having it almost every night. How often if I need to lose about a hundred pounds, is it ok to have it in a week and how much is ok? Also any suggestions on how to get over the cravings? I'm 18 but still loving at home so I have little control over the food in the house and I have no money to buy stuff, but anything you can think of I can do to help the cravings. I was eating a huge bowl of it every night and waited until everyone else went to bed, so I could get as much as I wanted, but I've been trying lately to have it when everyone else is awake and t always show someone how much I am taking, and I've asked them to watch me. Any other advice?

I'd eat it once a week and a serving is 1/2. I'm also 19 years old and living at home and you do have a say as to what you eat. I have health problems that require me to be on an organic, low salt, preservative free diet. I can only go shopping at speciality stores and I have to really watch it.  So you really do have a say as to what you eat and how much; you can't use icecream in the house as an excuse. Trust me if I ate everything my parents brought home and was not responsible for myself and my own eating I would be sick with vertigo from my inner ear disorder. Being an adult is knowing how to eat healthy and take responsiblity for your own food and cooking. Good luck.

 

!/2 cup of ice cream is about 140 calories for vanilla.
Chocolate for some reason has a better nutritional value.

There is research out there that states that calcium is beneficial to helping your body release the weight.  So if you are low on calcium for the day and it fits in to your caloric nutritional needs for the day go ahead and have a 1/2 a cup a day. 

i'd say every single day, 1 serving and that's it. it can easily fit into your daily calories and will give you something to look forward to each day. i have ice cream every single day!! i love it! it's delicious. knowing i'll have more the next day stops me from over eating it. i think it's safe to do if you can keep your portions under control. :)

You can have it, just limit it to one serving size (read the label to see how much that is) or you can buy yourself the light version or have frozen yogurt instead. Sorbet and frozen yogurt are often less calories and fat, and both taste great so you feel like you've gotten your ice cream fix.

I love frozen yogurt, and get a small size from the local shop topped with fresh fruit every so often. It's really good and they have lots of flavors that all fall in the low calorie range (sometimes as little as 25 calories per ounce)

 

 

I have 1/2 a cup almost everynight (120cals-150cals depending on the brand).

there's no point being miserable on a "diet". I lost 15 pounds using moderation as a key lifestyle factor.

I understand what you mean about living at home and bad foods laying around. I'm 20 and I live at home still during my breaks from college. 

Luckily, I'm vegan and the only ice cream in the house is dairy based.. so I guess that's in my favor! haha. 

Try carte d'or. They do a low fat vanilla ice cream. It's not drastically different, but it still helps. Or try frozen yoghurt and ice lollies!

I usually just get ice-cream at the cinema.

Single scoop is much more innocent on the calories. (Cheaper too! Save £s lose lbs) Laughing

So I guess what I'm saying is, moderation!

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I have some a couple of times a week. Bo need to deprive yourself, as long as you stay within your calorie target. 1/2 cup is the serving size and can contain anywhere from 120-180 calories. It isn't that much, but if you put it on a regular cone, it lasts much longer than eating it with a spoon and you enjoy the flavours more. A regular cone has 20 cals.

 

you can eat ANYTHING as long as it fits into your calorie quota. you could take a long relaxing walk with your mp3 etc after,... to me it always makes me feel the treat is earned :)

 x good luck.

health, remember, is the most important thing in life, not restriction or bingeing.

I love the Weight Watchers english toffe bars.  There are 2 in a serving for 110 calories and eat them every single day. 

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