Treat Yourself to Something Cool
As the weather gets warmer, it's tempting to cool down with some creamy, dreamy ice cream, but if you're priming your body for bikini season, those confections can cause a major setback. The most decadent flavors can set you back more than 300 calories and 20 grams of fat - and that's just for a half-cup serving size! Even so-called "light" selections can pack in more than 20 grams of sugar, not to mention cholesterol. So what's an ice cream lover to do? Try some sensible substitutions, like sugar-free popsicles. If you've got a chocolate craving, then a fudgsicle will do the job nicely. Or try melting semisweet chocolate morsels and dipping peeled bananas in them. Add a stick and freeze for a sweet, delicious treat with a fraction of the calories and fat of ice cream. Smoothies made with bananas, peanut butter and protein powder do the trick when you're craving an energy booster.