HEALTHY LIVING: We understand you - it's our problem, too!

Kira's Kiss Desserts - Just Better ™

Right now, hundreds of thousands of people across the country, many of them women, are hungry, craving a sweet, and making the painful choice between a healthy snack and delicious treat. Are you one of these people?

 

Are you looking at your midday coffee, and choosing between a so-so sugary snack masquerading as a calorie bomb (snacks at most cafes and bistros easily top 450-500 calories), or a day of coffee and flavored water for the 6 to 8 hours left in your day? When you socialize with friends, are you stressing over the 15-20 grams of fat in the half-slice of cake you shared, or the chemicals you're consuming but trying desperately keep out of your kids' mouths? Or do you end up with a "low-fat" or "sugar-free" option that trades a small amount of fat for as many or more calories - and a chemical or "gummy" taste. Between chemicals, calories, sugar, fat and body-image, it's hard to snack without being overwhelmed by guilt and confusion!

 

Our own founder, Alexandra Damsker, lost more than 50 lbs. in 2006 by revamping her diet and focusing on an all-natural, portion-controlled eating style. In the process, she lost weight, but kept her sweet tooth and love of baking. Soon afterward, she began developing a healthier alternative to traditional gourmet treats, which became Kira's Kiss™. We focus on products that work with your natural eating style - a delicious dessert without additives, preservatives, trans-fats or excessive calories, at the same time controlling portion size to start educating consumers on proper portion control - but never sacrificing taste.

 

OBESITY IS OUR NATIONAL PASTIME

and the problem is only getting bigger...

The obesity epidemic is well-documented within the U.S. - 66% of American adults are overweight or obese, and, within that group, the fastest growing percentage is the number of obese and morbidly obese. The U.S. now ranks 42nd in terms of life expectancy, and studies attribute a large portion of this low ranking to obesity - one of the highest in the world. "The U.S. has the resources that allow people to get fat and lazy," said Prof. Paul Terry of Emory University. "We have the luxury of choosing a bad lifestyle as opposed to having one imposed on us by hard times." The worst part is, as we export our culture, we export our eating habits, increasing world obesity.

 

Sugar issues are more than just an afternoon crash. Diabetes, prediabetes, and insulin-resistance are all on the rise - those finding this unhappy sugar shock are getting younger and younger. We're taking a page from Mrs. Obama and changing this alarming trend by taking responsibility: we're making food that tastes fabulous and won't keep you from your health-related goals.