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Enjoy Your Valentine’s Treats

Keep the romance and lose half the calories with these yummy substitutions on Valentine’s Day. 

Valentine’s Day is sure to be filled with delicious and highly caloric dishes and sweets. Chocolates truffles and five-course dinners can wreak havoc on your diet, but if you have the right guide, you can be mindful of what to give, what to eat and what to avoid.

For example, just eight chocolate truffles can have 560 calories, but for the same delectable taste, you can eat eight chocolate-covered strawberries for only 240 calories.

If your’e going out to a restaurant to celebrate and want to indulge in dessert, you can! Just stick to a smaller portion. Keep in mind that one 4-ounce slice of chocolate layer cake and one 4-ounce slice of lemon tart both contain just 480 calories.

Or, skip the restaurant dessert and save the treats for your Valentine back at home. Satisfy your sweet tooth by enjoying healthier chocolates such as Dark or Milk Chocolate Kisses, Tootsie Pops or Raisinetes. Make a delicious frozen yogurt dessert before you go out and keep it in the freezer until you get home, or heat things up next to the fire with a mug of hot cocoa.

By substituting these chocolate sweets for richer candies or desserts, you could cut out more than 450 calories.

Still the same romance, only half the calories.