So ice cream gets a pass. I allow myself how ever much I want whenever I want.
So yeah, initially I found myself eating a pint occasionally. Or twice a day. But I also found myself feeling like crap afterwards. Since I’m paying more attention to my body’s signals, I noticed it where I wouldn’t have previously.
And magically, I eat less ice cream than I used to, in addition to all the other diet improvements I’ve made. Sure, I still throw back a big bowl occasionally when I feel the want, but usually not. And my other results have been good. Partly because i have this vice available. Which is, let’s face it, a pretty mild vice.
0.5 c. Cream
1.5 c. Milk
0.5 c. Sugar (or substitute; we use Splenda)
1.0 pinch Salt
0.5 tsp. Vanilla
Up to one cup of flavor
We got a good deal on a Breville , but you can get by just fine with a ~$50 one and some experimenting.
Personally, I switched over to Voskos Greek Yogurt (Fig flavor [which they don't make anymore]). After getting used to that, I started eating other viscus yogurts and that helped me.
I'd suggest talking w/ a nutritionist if you're having difficulties finding substitutes to ice cream