Fit Life: Healthier ice cream alternatives

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- On this Fit Friday, David Poland from XFit went to Price Cutter with Paul Adler to do some nutrition facts comparison shopping on ice cream.

Ice cream is not a healthy food choice, but at those times when you need a sweet fix, you can keep yourself on track and not fall off your diet wagon by choosing healthier, lower calorie food alternatives to satisfy your cravings. As an example, David compared Ben and Jerry’s chocolate ice cream to Halo Top chocolate ice cream. Both ice creams are good and will satisfy your craving for a sweet treat, but as the comparison chart shows, you can save yourself 400 calories on a 1 cup serving of ice cream by choosing the Halo Top brand.

This is just one example of the many times that you can make a massive difference in your calorie intake just by comparison shopping and making one little switch. There are healthier alternatives to almost everything we eat. So start reading and comparing the nutrition facts as you shop, especially on those treat and snack items you might be craving.