Time of the month is killing my diet!

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Maria Lakey

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Posted: 21 Mar 2013, 09:09
If you were chocolate...you would be running from me this week...just sayin...

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Posted: 21 Mar 2013, 09:32
Ha...hey, I say eat all the chocolate you want, just make up for it in other areas of your diet. In spite of popular belief, calories are calories! Good luck!

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Posted: 21 Mar 2013, 09:55
The less sweet the chocolate, the better it is for you. I have trained myself to eat unsweetened chocolate or cacao beans. Obviously not for everybody. But it makes it easy to stop when I've had enough.

If you're eating milk chocolate or candy bars with milk chocolate, you are getting so little real chocolate that it could never possibly satisfy cravings for chocolate. That is sugar you are craving.

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Posted: 21 Mar 2013, 10:57
Buy individually packaged chocolates (and as eKatherine said as high a cocoa solids as you can stand, though personally after about 65%/70% I find them inedible, but it can depend on the bean). Yes good chocolate is expensive. you tend to not need as much IME.

I freeze mine then shatter them in the package with a hard smack on the edge of the counter top. Then when I open them each small piece is allowed to melt across my tongue individually (and being frozen makes them take longer to melt) then washed away with a glass of something tart to clear the palette ready for the next piece. Make an indulgence of it. Enjoy every single piece to it's fullest.

Also you might want to consider buying chocolate scented shower/bath products. I've not tried it personally but I know people who swear that a long chocolate scented bath or shower takes their craving away. Personally I think it would make me want to binge all the more. But that said I have a cinnamon shower-gel that I only use occasionally for a treat (it was both expensive and a limited time) and it hasn't yet sent me racing for Cinnabon or the like.

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile
Maria Lakey

Joined: Jan 13
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Posted: 21 Mar 2013, 14:57
Wow thanks guys for the suggestions. I will have to try them. eKatherine I love your long long hair! I'm trying to grow mine out Smile

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Posted: 21 Mar 2013, 15:30
Same thing happens to me too!

Quitting is NOT an option!

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