How to Lose Weight Happily Eating What You Love | Ilana Muhlstein, MS, RDN

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Hello everybody It’s Ilana, co-creator of the 2B Mindset! In today’s video we are going to talk about my favorite subject, how to enjoy all of your favorite foods while still losing weight!

00:09 What are my favorite healthy deserts?
There are so many chocolates on the market now that are either made with monk fruit or stevia that are really low in sugar. Like Choc Zero, Lilly’s, and Endangered Species. They have a lot more fiber than sugar, that is what you want to look for. They even come in individually wrapped serving sizes. This square of Choc Zero chocolate is 85% coco so it has antioxidants, there are 3 grams of fiber, and only 45 calories, plus no sugar. It is actually a really purposeful, delicious, good for you treat. So I am a big fan of these, I usually keep them in my freezer. If I am trying to have a little more fun, I’ll melt them and dip in strawberries or drizzle it over raspberries and have a blast! I am also a big fan of these Zevia Ginger Beer Sodas because they are sparkling water, natural flavor, and a little bit of stevia but they taste like a chocolaty treat! I am also a huge fan of Halo Top, even though I am a chocolate person. Halo Top Lemon Cake is amazing! The whole pint is only 240 calories and a lot of protein and fiber. So it is purposeful. It will actually keep you somewhat full and satisfied. Then if you are a gummy type of dessert person you are going to fall in love with frozen cherries and frozen grapes. You can suck and chew on frozen fruit and it almost has that gummy like consistency and it is so much better for you. You could either have 10 little gummy bears or you could have a whole cup of frozen cherries which have antioxidants and fiber. That is almost 9 times the serving size and they so much more satisfying and delicious. And let’s be honest who actually stops at 10 gummy bears? Frozen fruit is so much more worth it!

02:01 What are my favorite swaps for French fries?
I am a big fan of turnip fries, cole robbie fries, and celery root fries. You take these veggies and you slice them up like fries, toss them with a bit of olive oil, and bake them in the oven until they are crispy. For about an hour at 350-400 degrees. They really take on that fry like consistency. You can also use sweat potatoes, butternut squash, or even real potatoes. The trick is using only a little oil and baking them until they are crispy rather than deep frying. It is the deep frying that takes it over the edge and causes the loss of the foods health qualities.

02:49 What are my absolute no-no’s for weight loss?
What are the foods I tell people to just stay far away from? It actually has nothing to do with sugar, preservatives, or anything like that. A little bit of anything can go a long way in making you feel full and satisfied and keeping you losing weight. I am however not a fan of open ended foods. I call foods open ended when it is anything that is in a big bag that you cannot control yourself around. I don’t care if its organic, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, or soy free. Whatever it is that you are trying to follow, if the food is open ended. For example, a bag or big container of nuts, popcorn, crackers, granola, cookies, or cereal. It is not going to be great for your weight loss but also your mindset and your relationship with food and your body. So I am not a fan of those big open ended foods. This is especially true when they are high in salt or sugar and make you feel out of control when eating it. So that is why I am a big fan of individual serving sizes. They make you feel really in control. You might even enjoy the food more when you can enjoy it slowly and savor it. This way you know how much you are eating and you will feel in control the entire time.

Thank you all for watching, I really hope you enjoyed this video! If you did make sure to give it the thumbs up! And leave your questions in the comments below!

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