Bad to eat simple carbs/sweet treats/desserts?
I asked this question in a different thread, but maybe I was posting in the wrong arena.
I generally eat between 1200-1400 calories per day (5'6, weight 158). I've lost 70 pounds overall, but I haven't really been losing weight lately. I'm trying to problem solve (although I know it may just be a natural plateau).
I do have 200-300 calories per day most days of dessert--which is normally something made of simple carbs. Some of my favorite go to snakcs are skinny cow mini yogurts, whole wheat eggo waffle with almond butter, frozen yogurt, weight watchers desserts, etc. I find that this helps me carb my sugar cravings and makes me feel like I'm not depriving myself. However, I know some people cut these types of foods out all together.
What are you opinions about including these snacks almost daily? Should this impact my weight loss? I have rationalized that it's fine, because I stay within my calorie limits and, like I said, I think it helps with cravings. But, maybe I'm missing something.
I do sometimes have fruit instead, but it's just not the same.
I'd love anyone's advice.