Food and Nutrition

10/12/2018

Don't Eliminate Your Favorite Treats: 5 Desserts You Can Enjoy in Moderation

As we celebrate National Dessert Day it’s important to remember that your fitness journey isn’t supposed to make you miserable. You can have that piece of pie after dinner, go for drinks with friends on the weekend, or even eat out of the tub of ice cream while you watch your favorite show. Just remember, if you are doing these things you have to earn it! Well, what does “earning it” look like?

Earn It

Earning it simply means that if you remain dedicated to working out with consistency, it’s perfectly fine to reward yourself with a treat. Yes, it is true limiting the amount of “unhealthy foods” you eat will help speed up the process of reaching your fitness goals, but this doesn't mean you have to give them up completely. By staying active you are burning off calories and making progress towards your goals. If you are consistently putting in the time at the gym and enjoying treats in moderation, eating your favorite sweets from time to time won’t derail your fitness progress. The goal is to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle and the occasional treat isn’t going to prevent that from happening. Just don’t forget that you have to earn it!

Recipes

To celebrate National Dessert Day we have provided 5 recipes of treats you can make right at home! Pick your favorite and give it a try. Celebrate the progress you have made thus far in your fitness journey with a tasty treat. If you earn it, you can eat it!

  1. Bananas Foster
  2. Brown-Butter Banana Bread 
  3. Peanut Butter Bars with Salted Chocolate Ganache
  4. Easy Cherry Crumb Bars
  5. Apple Pie

The journey to better health and wellness shouldn’t be one that you constantly dread. As long as you are making strides towards a healthier lifestyle you are making progress. At Ladder, we want everyone to succeed in their journey. Join Ladder to get personalized workout plans and one-on-one personal training to help take your fitness to the next level!

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Stan Dutton

Stan Dutton

Stan Dutton is a Boston based fitness expert who has worked with celebrities, professional athletes, helped multiple individuals lose over 100lbs and is a 4x world record holding powerlifter. His philosophy is simple: Move well, move often, and eat pizza.

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