Enlightened Ice Cream: better than Halo top?

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Halo top just hasn’t done it for me. I tried a couple flavors and found it too fluffy to pass for real ice cream. It just wasn’t worth it for me.

Now I tried Enlighted Ice cream and was very pleased. The extra carbs are worth it, still low in sugar and calories with great protein, this ice cream tastes like REAL ice cream and I’m addicted.

I’ve tried Triple Chocolate, Frozen Hot Cocoa, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Mint Chocolate Chip so far and honestly all taste amazing and real. Mint wasn’t my favorite, but honestly, I just don’t like that ice cream usually. Triple chocolate was by far the best in my opinion.

Enlightened on left, halo top on right. Of course from flavor to flavor, all this information varies!

Sugar Sugar Baby

I love sugar. I really do. Brownies, frosting, straight-up sugar- I love it. And I’ve come to learn from myself that I have bad self-control and cannot trust myself with this stuff. As much as I know it is bad for me, I still love its sweet rush. Sigh. I’d have this horrible cycle with myself where I’d tell myself I’d quit sugar “tomorrow” and binge expecting to quit cold turkey. Bad cycle. It certainly held me back on my weight loss goals. It wasn’t even that much sugar compared to an average American diet, but it still made me feel shitty and guilty.

Once I went for 45 days without sugar, like added sugar. It was great. You feel mentally stronger and more energetic. The trick with cutting sugar is that you have to not even dabble in sugar. The littlest taste seems innocent, but it is a very slippery slope. And this is a ledge. Honestly, if you can stay away from temptation, the first few days is the worst. You have withdrawals and you feel you haven’t made any progress.  I SWEAR if you eat enough, you can feel perfectly great without sugar. Think about how that stuff basically cuts up your blood stream and contributes to your visceral fat. It provides very short-term energy and dopamine in addition to being addictive.

I know it feels impossible to quit it. I’ve struggled too. But I swear it’s worth it.