Can sweet treats, even sugar-free desserts like keto desserts and Paleo desserts, help you stay on track, stay in ketosis, and losing weight? Certainly. If the difference is between eating a box of doughnut holes and a cup of sugar-free ice cream or an almond butter and dark chocolate fat bomb, choose the keto friendly treat and avoid those lasting insulin spikes that can prevent weight loss for an entire week! Even sugar-free ice cream or dark chocolate can help keep you satisfied and prevent carb and sugar slips that will throw you out of ketosis and weight loss.
Cold treats using healthy sugar-free sweeteners are a great way to stay on track when you’re trying to stay in ketosis. They can help prevent an all-out sugar or fast food binge when you’re feeling deprived—both of which will throw you out of ketosis a week—and treats like sugar-free ice cream can promote feelings of satiety that boost feel-good hormones, block fat storage stress hormones and help you succeed in weight loss.
It’s called the Science of Satiety—and I predict big things in weight loss using satiety-promoting foods and supplements to keep people’s appetites down, feel-good hormones up, and suppress stress hormones that cause fat storage. See, deprivation is stress.
It follows then that not depriving the system is the way to go when it comes to lasting weight loss. And it is.
In fact, this is just one, among many reasons, that the ketogenic diet is so successful at promoting fast and lasting weight loss and fat burning—you stay “un-hungry” and totally satisfied, which is good for all your feel good hormones and neurotransmitters from dopamine to serotonin.
In fact, a recent study in Israel found that dieters who allowed themselves a sweet treat lost more weight and kept it off longer, than the participants who ate no sweet treats.[i]
If you are a member in my Keto and IF Program, you already have access to tons of pleasure food keto dessert recipes. But to give all of you an idea of some good keto-friendly sweet low carb frozen dessert recipes that are high in healthy fat, with proper macro ratios for carbs and proteins, let me give you some great ideas for low carb paleo dessert recipes that won’t throw you out of ketogenesis.
Frozen Berries: If you love fruit and sorbets and sherbets, you might like to keep simply a few frozen raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries in the freezer on some wax paper. Pop one of these in your mouth when you feel a slip or craving coming on!
Nut and Salt Only Butters and Dark Chocolate: Craving a Reese Cup? Try making a fat bomb out of a healthy nut butter and some dark chocolate shavings.
Kebby’s Ice Cream (sugar-FreeIce Cream): Have a half-cup to a cup of my vanilla or chocolate sugar-free ice cream. It’s delicious! And it’s a low carb ice cream!
Be well and don’t worry about eating too many keto desserts or paleo desserts! Sugar free desserts rock!