7. Gourmet Ice Cream
"In many an American freezer, you'll find a pint of gourmet ice cream or a box of decadent ice cream bars, thanks to Ben & Jerry's or Häagen-Dazs.
Even if you stick to the modest 1/2-cup serving size suggested on the box, it can send your daily totals of saturated fat, total fat, and calories into overload. A serving of Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, for example, has 260 calories, 14 grams of fat, 9 grams saturated fat, 65 milligrams cholesterol, and 23 grams sugar. A 1/2 cup of Häagen-Dazs White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle will give you 290 calories, 16 grams fat, 9 grams saturated fat, 90 milligrams cholesterol, and 27 grams sugar. And a more typical serving for most of us is 1 cup, which doubles the totals for fat, calories, cholesterol, and sugar.
Instead, try some of the great-tasting, lower-fat, lower-sugar, and lower-calorie ice cream options you can find in any supermarket. The light version of Safeway brand Mint Chocolate Chip, for example, drops the calories to 120, fat to 4.5 grams, saturated fat to 3.5 grams, and sugar to 14 grams for a 1/2-cup serving. For an even healthier dessert, enjoy some fresh fruit with plain yogurt." *