Diet Mistakes Even Smart Women Make

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Norine Dworkin-McDaniel on Aug 15, 2011 at 11:01AM

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Diet Mistakes Even Smart Women Make

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Swapping Ice Cream For Frozen Yogurt

Frozen yogurt’s lower in calories and fat than ice cream -- how can that be bad? That’s exactly how we get lured into the new frozen yogurt bars that have sprouted up recently, offering dozens of flavors and toppings, cautions New York City registered dietitian Sharon Richter. “Usually, the calorie amounts on display at these places are for a small (3 oz) serving of plain vanilla yogurt,” she explains. However, if you believe you’ve got extra calories to play with and fill a container to the brim then top it off with crushed cookies and chocolate syrup, you can actually end up with a lot more calories than anticipated.

Fast Fix: Stick with a small portion – even a kid’s cup -- of vanilla or “original” unflavored yogurt, Richter advises. “This will keep the calories close to what’s usually displayed for a 3 oz serving,” she says. “Then, if you want toppings, just add fresh -- not syrupy -- fruit, like berries, which are lower in sugar and calories than candy toppings.”

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