How to Lose Weight Eating Popsicles

Losing weight may be on your to-do list, but it can be difficult to accomplish. To lose one pound a week, you need to consume 500 fewer calories per day. This may sound overwhelming, but you can make a few simple changes to reach your goal. Eating only popsicles is not healthy and you won't effectively lose weight by doing that. However, replacing some high calorie and high fat desserts and snacks with popsicles may help you consume fewer total calories.

Homemade fruit popsicles with greek yogurt on wooden sticks.
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Step 1

Choose sugar-free popsicles because these are usually lower in calories. However, you should also examine the nutritional label to compare the calories in different popsicle brands.

Step 2

Find popsicles that contain real fruit or real fruit juice. Although most popsicles have little or no nutritional value, some brands have actual fruit, which can provide you with some essential vitamins and minerals.

Step 3

Make your own popsicles. This way you can control the ingredients and ensure that your popsicles are healthy and low in calories. You can use real fruit juice for a light and sweet popsicle. You can also mix real fruit with water in a blender. Freezing Greek yogurt with fruit is a creamier option.

Step 4

Replace sweets with popsicles. If you generally eat dessert or have a few cookies right before bed, popsicles will help you reduce your overall caloric intake.

Step 5

Keep track of your total calories while eating popsicles. Aim to eat 500 fewer calories than you are used to consuming. If you find that eating popsicles is not helping you reduce your calories, you may need to eat fewer popsicles or find a lower calorie popsicle.

Tips

Eat healthy meals along with your popsicles. Popsicles do not provide essential nutrients. Do at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise each day to help you lose weight. Cut down on your portion size also to lose weight.

Warning

Consult your physician before trying a new diet or exercise program.

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