The Worlds Perfect Food

“All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!”  Lucy Van Pelt 


I eat chocolate.  I eat a lot of chocolate. In fact, all of the trainers at FitMania eat chocolate.  Chocolate is like a mascot around here and I actually encourage our clients to eat chocolate, when they want to lose weight. Now not just any chocolate will do. Eat high quality chocolate with a cacao content of 70% or more.  The darker the chocolate the better. My favorite is Green & Black’s 85%.  If you are not up for 70% start as dark as you can and work up to it.

Here are a few reasons chocolate can help with weight loss and weight stabilization:

  • It curbs your appetite.  Try a little in the late afternoon and see if you do not eat less the rest of the day.
  • It satisfies cravings.  Have a piece of two when you are having a food craving and the cravings disappear.
  • It can satisfy a sweet tooth.  Have some right after a meal and you will not be tempted by dessert.  Make sure you take a little when you go out to lunch or dinner with friends.

It is also a health food.  Check out these health benefits of chocolate:

  • Lowers blood pressure:
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Antioxidant
  • Improves cholesterol
  • Improves skin
  • Boosts memory
  • Reduces chronic fatigue
  • Mood enhancer

And last but not least –

  • Better sex

“Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the world’s perfect food.”  Michael Levine

By Sherry Stirling Fernandez

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