Chocolate!!!

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Mslissa

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Posted: 09 Mar 2011, 11:27
Why do I keep craving chocolate? What is so addictive about it?
Melissa
kokusho

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Posted: 09 Mar 2011, 12:09
Uhhhm... it's delicious...
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Rnbwgrl

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Posted: 09 Mar 2011, 12:25
The chocolate releases endorphins in your brain which make you feel happy.(They are also released in exersicing). Your body remembers the feeling of the endorphins and wants more - causing you to crave the chocolate.

and it may be truly addictive... see the study in the link below

http://www.chocolate.org/choclove/index.html

mdep1229

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Posted: 09 Mar 2011, 12:38
You body also releases its own endorphins when you exercise! Very Happy

Since your diet calender is not public, I have no idea what you eat, but in general, if you eat enough (and the right kind of food, not empty calories), it is much easier to control cravings.
Ceebee

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Posted: 09 Mar 2011, 13:06
I make room for chocolate nearly everyday! I love it. I eat perugina dark chocolate. So good.. but just 1/2 or 1 serving.. I also love degoba drinking chocolate.. It is hot cocoa for big kids. Enjoy chocolate.. with in reason.. make it a treat you really enjoy and not the bulk of your daily calories.
pixidaisy

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Posted: 09 Mar 2011, 13:09
kokusho wrote:
Uhhhm... it's delicious...


What he said.

I have chocolate at least once a week. I eat good quality dark chocolate so I only need a small amount to satisfy me, and the chocolate lasts longer.

Your craving the chocolate, eat some chocolate and you will find it very satisfying.

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Z'sMama

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Posted: 09 Mar 2011, 13:21
I also heard a report somewhere that a little bit of dark chocolate an hour or so before a meal can curb your appetite somewhat.
Carito23

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Posted: 09 Mar 2011, 13:35
So why am I addicted to chocolate and not exercising!! lol
kokusho

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Posted: 09 Mar 2011, 14:12
I make low carb chocolate protein muffins... I love chocolate so much that I have it even on a low carb diet! Smile I know that "low carb chocolate protein muffins" doesn't sound delicious... but trust me, they are. I can't get enough of them! I worked on the recipe batch after batch and I finally have it down to where they are delicious, aren't dry, and don't have sugar alcohols. I rule!
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KasheikaNBro...

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Posted: 09 Mar 2011, 14:16
Hey, How do you make the muffins, whats your receipe?
Mslissa

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Posted: 09 Mar 2011, 14:27
Kokusho - could you post your recipe for the low carb chocolate protein muffins? I'd love to try them. I do enjoy a good workout as well - it is hard to eat one of those though. What are the best chocolates out there without going to Germany?
Rnbwgl - it must explain my cheerful nature when I anticipate a treat. I had a Chocolate lovers flourless chocolate cake, a dense flourless bitter-sweet dark chocolate cake spiked with Kahlua and topped with bits of toffee, served with fresh whipped cream for my husband's birthday...it was fabulous. I'm wondering if there is something small, yet satisfies those cravings - all the while not feeling like I'm cheating.
Melissa
lovepharmacy

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Posted: 09 Mar 2011, 14:52
Eating Chocolate isn't EVIL. And, yes a little dark chocolate in moderation is super good for you. If you are craving it for the sweet you may have a build-up of Candida in your system (yeast). I did a 2-week yeast cleanse and it was wonderful. I still want sweets, but I don't dig under my car seat to find something (if ya get my drift!).
gg-girl

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Posted: 09 Mar 2011, 15:07
I vote for kokusho to PLEASE give up the muffin recipe - pretty please!
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kokusho

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Posted: 10 Mar 2011, 08:34
For 12 Muffins:
4 cups of Carbquick baking mix (http://www6.netrition.com/tova_carbquik_page.html)
2 tbsp of Hershey's cocoa
2 scoops of Platinum Hydro Whey Chocolate Protein powder (although a soy protein powder will probably make it less dry)
2 blocks of baker's unsweetened chocolate squares (grated)
2 tbsp of peanut butter powder(http://www6.netrition.com/bell_plantation_pb2.html)
1 cup of regular soy milk
2 tsp of splenda
1.5 cups of water
mix in bowl
Preheat oven to 350F and bake for 22 min

That is exactly what I used for this last batch but this recipe is very versitile. The main ingredient is the carbquick. Everything else is just added for flavor or nutritional value (I just used whatever I had laying around). I'm sure if you play around with other ingredients you can make it taste even better than I did. The current macros are 9g fat/4.6g Net carbs/13g protein/152kcal.

I refrigerate them and just pop one in the microwave for 20sec for a quick chocolatey treat. It's so easy to come up with your own recipe based on your own preferences of taste and macronutrients. Just use 1/3cup of carbquick per muffin, and add the rest of the ingreients that you want. mix and bake. eat.
"Going to war without France, is like going deer hunting without your accordion." -Norman Schwarzkopf
hubbard05

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Posted: 10 Mar 2011, 08:53
You always crave what you cant eat a lot of. Thats what Ive learned.
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gg-girl

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Posted: 10 Mar 2011, 08:53
Thank you!!!!!!! I was looking forward to giving them a try this weekend until I really read the ingredients & realized I don't have the carbquick stuff - bummer, I wonder if they sell anything close at the grocery store or if special order is required.
Never, Ever Quit...Always, find just one more way to try again!
kokusho

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Posted: 10 Mar 2011, 08:57
I usually just order the carbquick from netrition.com

In fact, they have a whole low carb section with tons of low carb stuff. And each item has the macronutrients listed on it so you can see what to stay away from and whatnot. I'm not a fan of sugar alcohols so it was quite a challenge to come up with a chocolate treat that didn't taste like dirt.

Netrition.com is pretty cool. They have sections for all kinds of diets you can look at and I usually just buy all of my low carb stuff there, including protein powder.
"Going to war without France, is like going deer hunting without your accordion." -Norman Schwarzkopf
kokusho

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Posted: 10 Mar 2011, 08:59
And the great thing about carbquick is that it's just a low carb baking mix... so you can bake all kinds of stuff with it. Low Carb Pizza dough? done deal. Want some bisquits in the morning? done. I like the versatility.
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Mona Aamons

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Posted: 10 Mar 2011, 10:45
Eat chocolate, but make it really count. Buy yourself a box of high quality chocolates and put them in the freezer. In the morning before you leave for work, put one chocolate in the fridge to thaw out. In the evening before you go to bed, cut the chocolate in half and split it with your significant other. Eat it very slowly and savor the flavor. A half a truffle will add about 50 calories to your diet, but it will be worth it!
jlwrigh

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Posted: 10 Mar 2011, 10:53
I suck on a Hershey Bliss milk chocolate, sometimes 2 and it's only 69 calories and curbs my chocolate/sweet craving. Since I'm not drinking pop in the evenings and it really helps!!!!
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