Delicious Weight Loss Strategies for Chocolate Lovers
If you love chocolate but want to lose weight, there are ways to keep those calories from sabotaging your diet. First of all, we’d like to introduce the right kind of chocolate for you to pick! Here are some suggestions for taking care of your health while you indulge your sweet tooth.
Choosing the Right Chocolate:
#1 Eat dark chocolate.
Dark chocolate is good for your heart and overall health. Studies show that it contains plant flavonoids and antioxidants that can improve the functioning of your blood vessels and protect you from clogged arteries. When you want something sweet, go with dark chocolate.
#2 Drink cocoa.
Cocoa is the ingredient that endows dark chocolate with its health benefits. Drinking unsweetened cocoa powder in skim milk is another way to get the flavor you crave without much fat or calories. Just keep in mind that milk can interfere with how your body absorbs the antioxidants. Another alternative is to sprinkle some cocoa in your yogurt.
#3 Try chocolate-flavored products with no calories.
Suck on sugar-free hard candies in chocolate flavors. A small indulgence can help keep you from feeling deprived, which will keep you from splurging on something that will wreck your diet.
#4 Enjoy chocolate scents.
In between meals, surround yourself with chocolate scents. Today, you can find products ranging from candles to lip balms.
#5 Avoid milk chocolate and white chocolate.
White chocolate contains no cocoa solids, and milk chocolate contains much less than the darker version. Dark chocolate is much more nutritious, especially when you're trying to limit your overall calories.
Choosing the right kind of chocolate will keep you stay healthy and hit your diet goal in the end without a strict limit on chocolate intake. You can also make it by controlling your portions, and eating a balanced diet, which we’re going to introduce in the next article! So stay tuned with us and see you next time!