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Healthy Ways to Celebrate National Ice Cream Month This July

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This July, while everybody else is enjoying some delicious ice cream right in front of you, chances are that you won’t be able to participate because you are following a diet in an effort to lose weight and get healthier. Your seeming inability to celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July could make you feel left out at those sweltering summer parties, so why not find a healthy way to participate that won’t wreck all of your hard work? There are lots of ways in which you could avoid eating ice cream without ruining your progress; here are just three of them:

1. Enjoy Your Ice Cream Without the Cone

Who says you have to enjoy National Ice Cream Month by eating yours the way everyone else does? While the rest of the world is off enjoying their ice cream flavors that have been heaped on top of sugary and fattening cones, you could be doing the same—except you won’t be getting those extra calories from the cone. Try making your portion a tad bit healthier by saying no to the cone and just eating your ice cream out of a bowl. This will allow you to participate in the festivities without packing on those extra, unwanted calories.

2. Make Your Own Ice Cream

When you eat pre-made ice cream, you are subject to the ingredients and the calorie count therein. Often, you cannot even eat it because it unfortunately contains certain allergens that could cause your body harm beyond weight gain. Well, if you make your own ice cream, you can have the best of both worlds. You can easily make your own treats at home, and the best part is that you can then put whatever you want into it. Try using a healthy sugar substitute or adding some fresh, organic fruit to your recipe. You will be celebrating National Ice Cream Month in a healthy and fully customized way.

3. Try Frozen Yogurt

Is there a rule that says, in order for you to celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July, you must have ice cream? Frozen yogurt is often confused with ice cream due to the uncanny similarities, but there are quite a few differences. For one, frozen yogurt on its own is much healthier than ice cream. Moreover, it generally has fewer calories. If you want to be part of the festivities this summer, try out one of these healthy alternatives.