As summers go, 2014 has been mild, especially in the Northeast U.S., which just two years ago experienced the hottest year on record, and a historic drought that wrecked havoc on hundreds of counties across the country.
The comparatively cool temperatures haven’t had much effect on our summer appetites however, as millions still reach for tasty frozen treats. But before you head for the ice cream parlor, or even your favorite frozen yogurt shop, check out the frightening calorie and fat counts listed below. While it’s common knowledge that ice cream isn’t exactly health food, neither are many heavily marketed alternatives such as frozen yogurt. Indeed, the amount of fat and calories in your favorite summer treats might shock you. Fortunately, there are alternative. The winners at weight control know that dieting is not about deprivation, but substitution. Unless your food history says otherwise, you don’t need to deprive yourself of dessert. Below are some frozen treats to avoid and food smart alternatives.