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Low Carb Desserts

When it comes to dieting sweet desserts are usually off the menu. Most of us have a sweet tooth, so to be able to finish a meal with a delicious low carb dessert can make all the difference in sticking to any diet.

Many of us like to finish off a meal with fruit. However, it is worth checking the carbohydrates in fruit beforehand as some fruits can be very high in carbohydrates and are not included in some low carb diets. Low carb fruits such as apples, pears and peaches can make a refreshing dessert.

For those who do not have the time to prepare homemade low carb desserts, there are now available many ready to prepare packets of low carb low sugar desserts. These include low carb muffins and low carb cookies. For those who wish to make their own low carb desserts I have chosen 3 popular and fairly simple low carb recipes to make.

One of the most popular dessert is ice cream. It is a dessert that can be made and have in the freezer any time you want it. Low carb ice cream is just as delicious as any other ice cream and can be eaten by the whole family.

Vanilla ice cream

Ingredients:

5 egg yolks
1 cup of splender
3 teaspoons of no-sugar vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups heavy or double cream, whipped
1 cup water

Place egg yolks, vanilla extract, water and sweetener in a blender. Blend together on medium for 30 seconds. Fold the mixture into the whipped cream being careful not to over blend. Pour into a refrigerator tray and freeze for 2 hours.

Makes 8 1/2 servings.
4 net grams of carbohydrates per serving.

Chocolate is a definite no on a low carb diet, but you can satisfy your need for chocolate with this low carb dessert recipe for chocolate mousse.

Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients:

2/3 cup Splender
4 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1 pint of heavy or double cream
1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract

Put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until stiff with an electric blender. Spoon into 4 small dishes or ramekins. Serve immediately or chill until later. Top with sweetener and whipped cream if wanted.

Makes 4 servings
8.1 net grams of carbohydrate per serving

And finally, one all round favorite has to be a cheesecake. Low carb New York ricotta cheesecake not only makes a delicious low carb dessert but a very filling dessert that is also great if you are having guests and still want to stick to your low carb diet.

New York Ricotta Cheesecake

Ingredients:

24 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup extra fine whole milk ricotta cheese. This can be refined using a food processor for 1 minute.
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups splender
1/3 cup heavy or double cream
1 Tbsp no sugar added vanilla extract
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 eggs
3 egg yolks
1 8 inch springform cake tin

Preheat oven to 400F
First you need to prepare your springform tin.Spray the tin with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. Using a shallow roasting tin big enough to hold the tin, fill about 1 inch of water and place the tray on the center shelf of the oven to pre-heat.

In a bowl beat together the cream cheese, ricotta, sour cream, and sweetener for about one minute using an electric mixer.

In a separate bowl, using a wire whisk mix the heavy cream, vanilla, lemon juice, eggs and egg yolks until well blended.

Turn the mixer onto a medium speed and slowly pour the egg mixture into the cream cheese mixture. Mix until just blended, being careful not to over-whip.

Pour the mixture into the springform tin and place into the heated roasting tin water bath.

Bake for 15 minutes and then lower the oven temperature to 275F and bake for 1 1/2 hours. The top should be a light golden brown and the cake should be pulling away from the sides.

Turn the oven off and leave the cake to cool in the oven for about 3 hours. Then remove the cake and refrigerate before serving.

Serves 12

These are just three very popular low carb dessert recipes. Once you get to grips with what are carbohydrates and how you can make very low carbohydrate meals, you can start to be very inventive with your low carb desserts. There are many free online low carb recipes available to suit the type of low carb diet you choose.

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5 Fat Burning Foods You Can Eat to Get Slim

I have been seeking a simple but effective solution to losing my stomach fat and this food list is the closet I have got so far. Ok so there really are no secrets to losing excess stomach fat. Simply give the body what it needs to function, in the right amounts and at the right time.

So what are the foods you should be eating to get slim? Here is my recommended diet food list.

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1. Lean Meat and Very Low Fat Vegetarian Products
These provide protein, which is essential for the health and maintenance of the body. Only small amounts are needed but a protein food – meat, fish or a veggie alternative – should be included in every diet menu. You will feel more satisfied and less likely to overeat, avoiding the energy highs and lows that can be experienced when you eat carbohydrates alone. At the same time you will be supporting the healthy functioning and repair of your body.

2. Oily Fish, Fish and Seafood
Again these foods are in the protein group so can be used as a substitute for meat. Oily fish in particular play a big part in a healthy diet by providing valuable Omega 3 – a polyunsaturated fat that is essential for good cardiovascular health. Choose oily fish as your diet meal at least twice a week.

Protein requires more calories to be digested and processed by the body than do carbohydrates and fats – it effectively increases the metabolic rate. This combined with its effect of making us feel fuller for longer, acting as a sort of appetite suppressant, means protein from lean meat, fish and seafood is an ally in the battle of the bulge and is why high protein diet menus have become so popular.

3. Fruit
Fruit is full of antioxidants, essential nutrients, phytonutrients, fibre and water and it is delicious. Eat whole fruits rather than juices as the body needs the fibre contained within the whole fruit to maintain good bowel health. Use generous portions of fresh fruit in your weight loss recipes.

4. Vegetables
Like fruit, vegetables are packed with nutrients and fibre. Try to incorporate the recommended 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day into your diet. It is one of the few diet recommendations that the various food agencies and medical authorities agree upon.

Ideally eat fruits and vegetables with every meal for a balanced diet. Most fruits and vegetables help to restore the body to its natural alkaline state, which in turn helps to prevent the leaching of minerals such as calcium from the body.

5. Water
It may be the final item on the list but that doesn’t make it any the less valuable. Use herbal tea or add lemon or ginger if that makes water more palatable to you. Avoid carbonated drinks, even the diet sort. Water keeps the body hydrated and helps with the regular elimination of waste products. It’s the nearest thing we have to a diet miracle but it is regularly overlooked because there is no expensive marketing campaign promoting its use.

So that’s my diet and food list that will help you get slim. No secrets, no miracles just good common sense advice.

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