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Dessert Recipes for Overweight People

Are you ready to learn how to rustle up delectable desserts that won't compromise your weight loss efforts? This section of our Nutrition Guide for Overweight People is filled with low-calorie dessert recipes featuring some of the best weight loss foods, including ginger, apples, raspberries and blueberries.

Now, before you get down to the yummy dessert recipes below, you may want to check out our collection of general diet tips for overweight people as well as the list of healthy weight loss foods.

Pear Frost with a Ginger Twist

Pears are rich in iodine which helps prevent an under-active thyroid, one of the most common causes of weight problems. The ginger in this drink acts as an appetite suppressant and helps rev up you metabolism and calorie burning. In one animal study, ginger increased the metabolism of the test animals by 20 percent.
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Weight Loss Muffins

These scrumptious weight loss muffins are packed with fiber and protein while being extremely low in fat. What's more, the blueberries they contain boast a special fiber called pectin which is able to limit the amount of fat your cells absorb.
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Low Glycemic Raspberry Muffins

This muffin recipe is a must-try for those who love muffins but are concerned about the high amount of simple carbohydrates in most muffins. These muffins feature low glycemic muffin ingredients such as soy flour, whole wheat flour, and raspberries. They also contain cinnamon which helps further lower the glycemic index of these delectable weight loss muffins.
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Fantastic Fiber Muffins

Looking for a high-fiber muffin recipe? This dessert dish combines wheat bran with whole wheat flour and apples to create a delicious treat that helps you reach your fiber quota. As an added bonus, these delicious muffins are low in fat.
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Chocolate Cake

This flourless chocolate cake with understated layers of flavor has a surprising ingredient: black beans! While low in calories and fat, black beans are packed with fiber and protein, making them an excellent fat loss food. In addition, beans induce the release of cholecystokinin (CCK), a digestive hormone that acts as a natural appetite suppressant. Also the dark cocoa powder featured in this cake has appetite-suppressant qualities.
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Buckwheat Crepes with Bananas

These crepes are rich in protein, which makes them an excellent dessert for those who are watching their waistline. Furthermore, due to the protein profile of buckwheat, these crepes boast all eight essential amino acids, all of which are needed for muscle growth and maintenance (keep in mind, the more muscle you have, the more calories your body burns).
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Apple Slices with Cinnamon

An apple a day keeps fat away! This dessert contains only 95 calories and it is a cinch to prepare. As apples have a low glycemic index (GI) rating, this dessert will also keep your blood glucose levels under control, thereby preventing unnecessary energy storage (fat gain). Also cinnamon has weight loss promoting properties.
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Low-Fat and Sugar-Free Chocolate Sorbet

This sorbet contains no table sugar and is therefore ideal for those who want to slim down. What's more, dark chocolate, like the one used in this sorbet, contains stearic acid which can slow digestion, making your stomach stay full longer. This can ultimately lead to a lower daily intake of calories.
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Nettle Crêpes with Raspberries

Don't worry about this fascinating dessert dish stinging you; the nettle in these crepes will only do you good. Young, cooked stinging nettle shoots are wonderfully edible, and they are packed with vitamins and minerals, while being low in calories.
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Scandinavian Blueberry Soup

In Scandinavia, blueberry soup is a popular treat that can be served warm as an appetizer or chilled as a dessert. But the benefits of blueberry soup extend far beyond its culinary use. Blueberries contain pectin, a type of dietary fiber that restricts the amount of dietary fat your body's cell can absorb and that can therefore help you maintain your ideal weight. Pectin is also known to make you feel satisfied longer, so you will eat less during the day.
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Quinoa Crepes with Applesauce

Quinoa, which is low in calories, is packed with protein, making it an excellent choice for those who are watching their waistline. Further, not only is quinoa high in protein, but the protein it contains includes all eight essential amino acids, all of which are needed for healthy muscle growth and repair. In addition to protein, quinoa is a good source of manganese, magnesium, copper, iron, and phosphorus.
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Low-Fat Apple and Raspberry Crumble

Not only does this divine dessert tempt your taste buds, it is also low in fat and processed sugar, which makes it a dieter's delight. In addition, apples and oats are rich in soluble fiber which limits the amount of fat our cells can absorb and which helps us feel full for longer.
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