So its Chocolate Week

Did you know that this week is officially CHOCOLATE WEEK!

If you are anything like me then every week is chocolate week -yes you guessed it I love chocolate.

So if you love chocolate how can you still eat chocolate and lose weight.  It can be done, but there are a few key things you need to do to ensure that your love of chocolate doesn’t sabotage your desire to lose weight.

  • Include small amounts of chocolate in your planned eating.
  • If you struggle in the evenings plan a snack as part of your eating plan.
  • Buying good quality dark chocolate can satisfy chocolate craving with just a couple of squares of chocolate perhaps with a cup of coffee
  • Make sure that the chocolate snacks you have are portion controlled.  Such as treat size bags, or two fingered KitKats, or a Curly Wurly.
  • Try not to exceed 140 calories a day in chocolate as you will not only be consuming calories but you will be taking a very big chunk out of the daily recommended level of sugar.
  • If you find yourself turning to chocolate when you are stressed try to find something else that will help you.  Exercise can be a great way to relieve stress, but a long soak in the bath could also suffice.
  • Finally if you are eating chocolate every day you could start with a 5:2 approach cutting out chocolate 2 days a week to begin with -you never know you may even get to the point when you only have chocolate on 2 days a week and abstain for the other 5.

Personally I am on a 4:3 split but still trying

So why not celebrate Chocolate Week by taking control of your Chocolate eating!

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