eating, over weight

July 18, 2008 6:35am CST
Do we gain weight, by having icecream often ( once in a week)
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@greysfreak (1385)
• United States
19 Jul 08
Well, once a week is definitely not that often. And if a person only ate 1 serving of say, 1/2 a cup, that is usually something like 100-200 calories from what I've seen, so that definitely wouldn't make anyone gain weight! Really it's about balance, if a person has a good metabolism, or if they exercise each day then there is no way that 1 icecream a week is even going to affect them, actually, it's a calcium source, and that is a good thing! Also, there are low fat/fat free icecreams and frozen yogurts that are even better for you. At the end of the day, it's a simple balance of calories in/calories out, if a person needs 1800 calories in a day, and they eat, say 3 500 calorie meals, that would leave 300 calories free, so technically speaking, that is probably about right for 1/2-1 cup of ice cream, depending on the type of icecream you get. This is all pretty logical, but also coming from nutrition classes I took in college. It is ok to allow for a little treat, as long as it fits in the daily calories, because when people deprive themselves of what they want, well, they binge, and that would be much worse than eating an occasional bowl or cone of ice cream! Hope that helps you. I'm sure everyone has their own ideas about this, but I'm taking it from a totally educated view, if you plan your meals right and even your exercise, it's totally possible to maintain or even lose weight and also eat the treats you like. But everyone knows their limits and how their willpower is, so sometimes it is easier to not eat it at all because then you don't have to worry about overdoing it.
@brimia (6584)
• United States
19 Jul 08
Just eating ice cream once a week probably wouldn't cause much weight gain as long as the rest of your diet is good. Everyone can have a treat on occasion but you have to balance it with healthy foods. Eating lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and other whole foods such as these that are low in fat, sugar, and artificial ingredients and high in fiber and nutrients are important to maintain weight and health.