Diets are full of things you’re supposed to stay away from and typically high on that list are sweets. You may be able to give up soda, cheese, and even French fries, but depending on your personal taste, sweets may be on a whole other level. The very reason delicious sweets are so hard to stay away from is because they taste amazing. This addictive taste comes from the sometimes-scary levels of added sugars like sucrose and high fructose corn syrup. These sugars contain plenty of calories but provide no essential nutrients, which basically translates to eating empty calories that give your body nothing and leave you needing “real food” shortly after.
No matter how many times you’re told that sweets are bad for you, they can be hard to resist. As much as you may try to adhere to the rules of your diet perfectly, breakdowns happen. When they do, resist the temptation to bake a German chocolate cake and eat the whole thing. Instead go for these sweets, they are delicious, easy to make, and actually provide you with some nutrition.