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The Chocolate Diet

Chocolate is a staple in this low-calorie diet.

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Eat chocolate and lose weight? This must be what heaven is really like, right? In her latest book, The Chocolate Diet, British diet author and editor, Sally Ann Voak spells out a clear diet plan that allows you to stay slim and eat one of life's sweetest indulgences. Voak created this plan to break your addiction to chocolate. By breaking your addiction to this sinful treat, you can then safely incorporate it back into your regular eating plan. Or so, is the book's intention.

She divides chocolate addicts into six different categories. Based upon what category you fall into, a stringent diet plan is laid out for you. Just when you think you're going to be eating chocolate-filled croissants for breakfast and a Nutella sandwich for lunch, think again. On The Chocolate Diet you will instead avoid eating chocolate altogether your first week. From then on, you'll be allowed to eat about 150 calories worth of chocolate a day.

Since it is a reduced-calorie diet, just about 1,100 calories, weight loss may occur as long as you stick to the plan and exercise as often as The Chocolate Diet recommends. If followed correctly, you are expected to lose 7 pounds in one week. It also includes an exercise, meditation and massage component.

PRO
  • Dark chocolate has health benefits and contains antioxidants which can help prevent a number of diseases
  • Eating a forbidden food on a diet may reduce feelings of deprivation
  • The Chocolate Diet educates the dieter on how chocolate can fit into an effective weight loss plan
  • Incorporates exercise component
CON
  • Too much chocolate can lead to more cravings or over-consumption
  • The seven pound weight loss in seven days is an unhealthy rate of weight loss
  • The Chocolate Diet looks more like a sensible and balanced way of eating rather than a chocolate diet
  • Very low calorie intake
  • Book is out of print
DIET and NUTRITION

The basis of The Chocolate Diet is what you'll be eating. You replace snacks with a special chocolate-based shake that can quickly be concocted in your own kitchen or your office kitchen. You'll be consuming about 1,100 calories a day and after the first two weeks, dieters can eat one low-calorie chocolate bar each day. The author believes that you must choose your chocolate wisely. That is, not opting for the king-sized Milky Way which packs 400+ calories, but rather snack-sized chocolate bars for 100 calories or less.

EXERCISE

You are expected to exercise regularly on The Chocolate Diet. The author strongly supports nutrition and diet research that has been proven in multiple studies, showing us that weight loss comes from not just reducing the amount of calories you consume, but from exercising consistently and effectively on most days of the week. The book includes an exercise plan as well as massage techniques for you to participate.

CONCLUSION

It may sound a bit too good to be true, but The Chocolate Diet promises to help you lose weight while eating one of life's most decadent and indulgent foods - Chocolate. At closer look at this diet, it is simply a very reduced-calorie diet plan that includes a strong exercise component. Whether you're eating 1,100 calories of chocolate or steamed broccoli, and exercising a lot, you will lose weight. It's a smart eating scheme in the sense that it shows how foods like chocolate can fit into even a diet plan that will help you lose weight.

Even if you have a hard time controlling yourself around the cocoa bean, you may want to look for another less tempting diet plan.

Common Misspellings

The Chocalate Diet, The Chocolot Diet, The Chocolat Diet, Chocolate Diet


Related Diets: F2 Diet, Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet, Hollywood Cookie Diet, Slim-Fast, Vitalicious


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Netsanet A

how can i servive with three or four pieces of chichotate a day do i only eat chocholate and loose wieght??? what else is in the diet????

posted Dec 7th, 2012 11:25 am


mskandy

My best friend lost 40lbs in 37days on the simple chocolate diet. It's a diet plan that lets u eat "doctors or healthy dark chocolate" to help control sugar urges. no exercise at all. it is a very strict diet no more then 500calories per day and only some veggies,some fruit but mostly protein.You eventually up u'r calorie intake but by that time your body is used to eating fewer calories so u don't eat the same foods or as much as u ate before the diet. It worked, I'm a witness!!! Just got mine the other day.Hope that helped!

posted May 28th, 2012 7:51 pm


applejoy07

more chocolates?uhm i think that is possible because chocolates have a more more sugar it gave's energy to our body........it is effective to our proper diet ejjejejejejejejeejejejejej.........

posted Nov 28th, 2011 8:45 am


Bananaboat

Look you can eat anything you want even maccas just have a deficit of 500 this is unhealthy 1kg a week is

posted Jan 28th, 2011 8:34 am


MissMe

Well, you can practically eat ANYTHING you want, as long as your total calories for the day don't exceed 1,300. (for an average sized woman)

I eat chocolate EVERYDAY and still lose about 2lbs per week eating low-calories elsewhere.

posted Jul 25th, 2010 2:40 pm


Abraham

1. Poly-Unsaturated Fats are GOOD

Good sources of poly-unsaturated fats are walnuts, salmon, trout and sunflower

seeds.

2. Mono-Unsaturated Fats are GOOD

Some good sources of mono-unsaturated fats include peanuts, almonds and

avocados which are all great for you.

3. Saturated Fats are GOOD

Good sources of saturated fats can be found in Diary and poultry.

Bad fats are ‚??trans fats‚?? (which are linked to cancer). Make sure you read the label of food and avoid anything that says ‚??hydrogenated‚?Ě. These bad fats lower your HDL (good cholesterol) and increase your LDL (bad cholesterol), they clog arteries, cause insulin resistance and contribute to diabetes.

4. Trans Fats = BAD

Food with high content of ‚??trans fats‚?? include deep fried foods like chips and

posted Jun 29th, 2010 8:54 am


jimmy

this diet made me gain 40 pounds in a week!!

posted May 7th, 2010 12:01 pm


Lori Bautista

Actually if you have healthy chocolate that is made from cold pressed cocoa you may actually lose weight and you don't have to worry about over consuming this one as it's all natural and the only chocolate like it on the market. It has Acai berry in it as well. It's the highest antioxidant chocolate on the market. If you want more info email me at and I can tell you all about it. There are numerous other health benefits of healthy chocolate I could tell you about!!! AND IT'S YUMMY!

posted Apr 19th, 2010 7:15 pm


shayla

how can u eat choclate nd loose weight?
its 1 of the most fattining things on earth
the more u eat the more u gain
i dont believe this
nd on a regular diet u cant even loose 7pounds n a week let alone eating candy

posted Feb 25th, 2010 8:57 am


blenda richards

i really do wonder if this works......hmm...if it does i want to try it

posted Sep 29th, 2009 8:52 pm



Jasmine Lanez McLaurin

Flat Belly Diet book instead. This one will make you fatter!

posted May 27th, 2009 11:15 am


chocolate man

GIVE ME CHOCOLATE

posted Apr 20th, 2009 7:38 pm


milk

could work but is far fetched

posted Apr 8th, 2009 5:00 pm


sexy mamma

i heart chocolate

posted Apr 6th, 2009 2:43 pm


toni

this diet is so good i have a boyfriend now and his name is duglous

posted Mar 31st, 2009 10:54 am


jellymummy

Dont see how this would possibly work ???

posted Mar 18th, 2009 12:30 pm


jerry

sounds good

posted Mar 1st, 2009 6:00 pm


Roger Rae

im still fat

posted Feb 22nd, 2009 10:25 pm


Scott Bernier

The chocolate needs to be unprocessed or "cold pressed" as it will retain all its nutritional value such as Xocai the healthy chocolate. Even dark chocolate that has been processed loses between 70 ‚?? 90% of its antioxidants. Xocai products are cold pressed and naturally sweetened making them diabetic friendly. Visit www.scottshealthychocolate.com for more information. You can eat 3-4 pieces of chocolate each and every day, lose weight, feel great and its extremely healthy!

posted Oct 7th, 2008 1:27 pm


Jack

Who can say no to chocolate! It is important to get at least 85% cocao

posted Oct 5th, 2008 5:51 pm



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