One of the greatest challenges for me in sticking with Weight Watchers & their Freestyle Smart Points program has been the sugar factor.  Like many men & women out there, my Achilles heel is my sweet tooth!  

My absolute greatest weakness is ice cream and gelato!  Nothing soothes my sweet tooth like a nice refreshing, cool & creamy treat like ice cream does. 

Up until recently, I was not indulging my great love of cool, sticky, sweet goodness, but instead when grocery shopping for an edible dessert which wouldn’t bust my Smart Points budget for the day, I was feeling bitter and resentful as anything above five Smart Points is not worth my time.  I only get 23 a day!  I cannot spend one third or half of my points on one sweet.  

I love Haagen Dazs ice cream, but an ice cream bar can cost you 14 Smart Points and a half cup serving can cost you seven or eight or higher. 

Well, things have changed and am I ever excited!  I am Canadian and I also live in a smaller province known as Nova Scotia, so this may be old news to some, but brand new to me!  Introducing Halo Top Ice Cream!!!!

Halo Top boasts a variety of flavors and Birthday Cake for half a cup is three Smart Points.  Mint Chip is four I believe.  I started off with these two tubs not knowing what to expect.  The texture is not as creamy and the ice cream is not as sweet, but it is a nice taste which isn’t artificial tasting as they do use sugar and other natural ingredients.  

I have tried four flavors so far!  My favorite is Candy Bar which is four Smart Points for half a cup! 

I have also tried Birthday Cake, Salted Caramel and Mint Chip and I like them all… A lot!  

There are a lot more flavors I need to try too.  I want to try their waffles and pancakes flavor and my friend told me about a peanut butter flavor.  

Of course eating a ton of Halo Top Ice Cream won’t be as healthy as eating apples and fresh fruit, and I am still trying to consume less processed food and eat more clean.  Sometimes, you just want a naughty indulgent dessert like the hot fudge brownie sundae I split with my Mom a week ago! 

Halo Top is a delicious option which will not bust your Smart Points budget for the day! 

I ama novice blogger and I am not being paid to advertise Halo Top.  I am genuinely excited about this brand of ice cream, as it tastes excellent, unlike so many other calorie reduced, sugar reduced sweets.  

Happy weight watching!  Down a total of 15.4 pounds now! 

Peace & Love – Rachel

Published by You Know Jacques!

Living in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia. BA in Political Science, bailed on pursuing law school, some how wound up in the wonderful world of HR. Blogging about everything under the sun from social injustices, minimalism & the corruption of over consumerism, mental health issues, diet, dating, book/restaurant/product reviews (only if I truly like them), and social issues. I hope to encourage and inspire being as authentic as I can be. I hope you enjoy what I have to share and please feel free to drop me a line.

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