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carrienelson...

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Posted: 10 Feb 2011, 21:32
WHY CANT I JUST LIVE ON CHOCOLATE N NOT GAIN WEIGHT? I WANT CHOCOLATE BUT KNOW I CANT HAVE IT CUZ ILL WANT MORE MORE MORE.......
hawkeye39

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Posted: 10 Feb 2011, 21:45
I know. I love chocolate too. The chocolate flavored Fiber One bars help get me through a strong craving. They are like candy bars for me now except that is usually what I have for breakfast.
Hoser

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Posted: 10 Feb 2011, 23:45
Are you not capable of moderation?

For me, if it's forbidden then I want it. If I'm allowed to have it, then I can contemplate it logically rather than emotionally. "I'm craving chocolate. Is it enough to actually have some?" If the answer is yes, I work it into my diet. If no, I don't.
Hermiones...

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Posted: 10 Feb 2011, 23:53
I'm a chocolate fanatic. But apparently I'm also rather disciplined, although I've never thought of myself that way. Here's what I do -- maybe it will help: 1) I drink a cup of homemade dark chocolate hot chocolate almost every night. If you want the recipe, send me a message. It's very satisfying and very good for you. 2) I shop all the time for the best tasting dark chocolate available. I look for 72% dark without much sugar, and with add-ins like ginger or coffee. I dole this chocolate out to myself two small squares at a time -- one portion every day, usually in mid afternoon. 3) Depending on what kind of diet you're on, try Luna Caramel Brownie Bars or Kind Bars in the Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew flavor. They are higher in carbs than some people can include in their diets, but they are low glycemic and only 180 calories -- and the fat is good fat. All these solutions work for me and none will put weight on you if you don't eat like 10 Luna bars a day. My final solution is realizing that I have to be on an eating regime that is going to last a lifetime, and it's not practical to think that I am never going to eat another chocolate dessert ever again. So about once each month, I eat something really decadent from an expensive bakery -- the expensive part comes in because even when I splurge, I don't want transfat or other unnecessary evil things. The cupcake craze is especially helpful in this regard, because it's much safe to buy one cupcake and eat it than it is to buy a cake. A local bakery makes possibly the best chocolate cupcake on earth -- it's called the hot chocolate cupcake -- and they only make it one day each month, so that's become my favorite splurge. In the interest of full disclosure though, I'm only losing .5 pounds per week -- but I AM losing, and I don't feel deprived, and I really believe I can maintain this for a lifetime. Good luck -- and if you have other suggestions, let me know.
suppage

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Posted: 11 Feb 2011, 01:25
Actually, you can live on chocolate and not gain weight. You may be malnourished because you'd only be eating chocolate. But, it's all about calories in VS. calories out. If you only eat chocolate and you stay within your caloric limit, you shouldn't gain weight. Though, this probably would be horrible for your health. You may also become squishy because you're consuming only carbs and fat and a very minimal, if any amount of protein. So your muscles won't really have much to work off of besides sugar and fat... You might have this energy spike then crash and possibly have headaches. You'd probably be hungry for the rest of the day because a small amount of chocolate is pretty dense in calories, so it's not that filling. Then your sitting there thinking about how you're gonna work off excess calories so you can eat a real meal and actually feel full..
Okay, with that happy thought out of our heads:

Try what others have suggested above.
I personally like Pure Protein's chocolate deluxe protein bars. They taste like brownies to me. You can try those, if you like.

I think, if it's possible, you should just keep chocolate out of the house. If you can't have access to it, then you can't eat it. If you can't keep it out of the house, set limits. If you do end up having a little chocolate, remember that the second bite won't taste any better than the first. Before you stick anything in your mouth, plan it in your food diary. If you're tempted to have more, think about how you'll feel the next day. Do you want to have to do extra work to burn those excess calories?
Or use it as an enhancement. Have some good cereal and drizzle a small amount of chocolate over it to enhance it. You can have it in moderation. I find that if I completely limit myself, I tend to go overboard. So, for me, moderation is key. Best of luckSmile
suppage

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Posted: 11 Feb 2011, 01:31
Also, if you're only consuming 1000 calories, that's bad for you. Your internal organs (brain, heart, liver, etc) need at least 1200 to function properly. At least, this is what I've been told countless times. Please, correct me if I'm wrong, though.
Pixiestyx

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Posted: 11 Feb 2011, 01:38
I have buy the small dark chocolate dove bars,hershey bliss, kisses or miniatures. My last bag lasted 2 months and most went to my husband. I will eat 1 or 2 out of a 5-9 piece serving size depending on which chocolate I bought let it slowly melt in mouth (makes it seem like more to me ) and be happy. I also buy the fat free sugar free jello double chocolate pudding and have that as a treat once in awhile. If I crave something I don't deny myself I just count the calories and enjoy.
Hoser

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Posted: 11 Feb 2011, 01:57
BTW, I have a pretty decent tofu-based chocolate mousse recipe that's less than 100 calories per serving. I don't think it's in the system.

3T agave nectar
2.5T cocoa powder
1/8t cinnamon
1/2t vanilla extract
16oz soft silken tofu

Toss it all in a blender, pour into ramekins, and chill. 5 servings, 93 calories each.

You could reduce it even further with artificial sweeteners, but they're about the only thing that's forbidden on my diet... I'd rather have real sweeteners in moderation rather than stuff my body with chemical sweeteners.

Oh yes, as suppage said... if your diet calendar is accurate then you're massively undereating. You'll make yourself sick doing that.
CH002591

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Posted: 11 Feb 2011, 06:41
There are also some really great chocolate/cocoa flavored herbal teas out there now. Including a mint chocolate truffle one. Sometimes (not always, but sometimes) it's enough to just take the edge off. Especially if you add a small vanilla creamer or something to it, to make it sweeter and creamy. It's kind of like a hot chocolate then too. Though maybe 30 cals vs 70 for hot chocolate.
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eag161

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Posted: 11 Feb 2011, 07:44
Here are some low-cal ways that I kick my chocolate cravings:
Diet Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa (25 cals)
Vita Tops (chocolate/choc chip muffin tops- 100 cals)
Kellog's Fiber Plus bars (120 cals and LOTS of fiber)
Jello Sugar Free Pudding-Double Chocolate (60 cals)
Hostess Low Cal Cream Filled Chocolate Cupcakes (100 cals)

You can have chocolate and stick to your daily calories, you just have to plan well and control your portions! Hang in there!!
mdep1229

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Posted: 11 Feb 2011, 08:55
When I want chocolate, I mean real chocolate, not some chocolate fiber bars or sugar-free chocolate look-a-likes. I find that a tiny piece of really rich, intense chocolate with maximum amount of theobromine is more satisfying than endless substitutions.

It works for me (when I go over my RDI, it is never because of chocolate - last night I ate too much red cabbage). Laughing Other people may have different ways of dealing with chocolate.
tgarner

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Posted: 11 Feb 2011, 09:06
When I want chocolate I make my own and they are pretty good, even my kids and their friends like them. I mix the ingredients and put a teaspoon in the mini cupcake cups. Have to keep them refrigerated because of the coconut oil. I have even found that 1 or 2 of these a day is okay on the HCG diet too - I think that's the only way I got through it. I haven't tried it - but based on the consistency if you reduced the coconut oil to 3 TBS it would make a good frosting.

1 servings agave nectar
1 stevia packet
6 drops liquid stevia clear
6 drops vanilla cream or chocolate stevia
4 tbsps coconut oil
4 tbsps cocoa
ShantePerez

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Posted: 11 Feb 2011, 13:02
I'm the same way. I eat chocolate then I want something salty so I eat chips then I want something cold so I get ice cream. Its a one going thing. I just try to stay away from it period. I usually get the low cal low sugar sweet salty Nabisco snacks...Those are good.
Ciarodile

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Posted: 11 Feb 2011, 13:41
I get my chocolate cravings out of the way with a smoothie I usually have for breakfast.

1 Frozen banana
1 tbsp Agave nectar or honey
2 tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 c Silken tofu
1/2 c Soy milk or regular skim milk

I find it tastes a lot like that chocolate banana smoothie they have at Starbucks. It's quite filling too.
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carrienelson...

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Posted: 11 Feb 2011, 15:23
NO,NO,NO HEALTHY! U HAVE TO DO THIS U R THE ONE THAT CONTROLLS WHATEVER GOES INTO UR MOUTH! MAKE THEM GOOD CHOICES THANK ME LATER LOL!
Hermiones...

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Posted: 11 Feb 2011, 23:24
There is nothing unhealthy about chocolate. What's unhealthy is a) sugar and b) taking up too many calories with chocolate, which is high fat even if it's mostly good fat, at the expense of other more nourishing items. Ask yourself: Is this a diet or a lifestyle? A diet is generally short term -- for the term of a specific amount of weight loss. Lifestyle is for the long-term. If this is a lifestyle, then you have to ask yourself: What am I capable of giving up permanently, without feeling my life is lacking? Personally, I'm in this for the long haul. I've got enough experience under my belt to know that if I want to keep the weight off, I have to make this diet permanent, or it will all come back. And I also know that I will feel deprived if I permanently give up chocolate. So, I have to find a way to manage eating chocolate and keeping the weight off. So far, it's going well. But everyone has to figure this out for themselves.



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