I do not believe that we should exclude completely and finely anything from our diet - as this just lead to cravings and binge eating. Rather we should balance out or diet and then we can have some "sinful" occasionally.
Deep fried breaded/battered food
I also ditch cream as topping on puddings. I serve puddings with yoghurt or formage frais.
Other yummy alternatives can be:
- home made granola (with controlled sugar content),
- no added sugar muesli,
- overnight oats
And finally the biggest deal breaker of every weight loss: sugar. Sugar is empty calorie which means it provides only energy but no nutritional value. Of course you can use sweetener - my favourite is stevia - but much better if you just adjust your taste buds gradually to less sweeter taste. This will help you not just cut down on calories but to discover the natural sweetness of food. For instance unflavoured yoghurt has a natural sweet taste. Strawberries and other fruits are sweet enough and their aroma is even more powerful without added sugar. In cakes you can use puréed fruit as sweetener (banana, apple sauce).