With summer just around the corner, many of us are now obsessed with the latest diet that will bring us to the top of our “bikini game.” Fad diets are not a rarity and often seem too good to be true. The Ice Cream Diet is no exception.
The original ice cream diet is based on a book written by Holly McCord. She claims that you will lose weight by adding ice cream to your daily routine. Is this because ice cream has a magical lose-weight now ingredient? Sadly, no. Holly’s book is based on a calorie-restricted diet. So naturally, if you consume less calories than you burn off throughout the day, you’re going to lose weight, possibly even with a little bit of ice cream because the rest of your diet is quite calorie-restricted.
Fad diet set aside, can you still lose weight if you can’t live without ice cream?
Here we reveal the real truth about ice cream and your diet:
Ice cream doesn’t have any nutritional value
Unfortunately the healthy calcium in ice cream gets overruled by the 273 calories, 31 grams of carbohydrates, 14.5 grams of fat and 28 grams of sugar….and we can only speak for vanilla. Even fat-free ice creams contains 6 grams of sugar per cup.
Frozen yogurt? Forget it. It may seem more harmless than ice cream, but just one cup of soft-serve is loaded with about 40 grams of sugar. Yikes! That high amount of sugar can overactivate your sweet tooth, causing you to want more, and next thing you know you’re eating twice as much.