3 Exercises for the Chocolate Diet

The Chocolate Diet was created by Sally Ann Voak as a diet plan to allow for individuals to lose weight while enjoying chocolate every day. Voak promises that dieters can lose up to seven pounds in two weeks while on her diet. The Chocolate Diet is based on the premise that eliminating any food entirely from one’s diet can only lead to binges and overeating. Voak believes there are different levels of chocolate addiction and creates six different categories to outline the addiction. These categories are secret binger, romantic, comfort eater, weekend indulger, sugar addict and premenstrual craver. The diet recommends a separate exercise plan based on the categories of chocolate addiction.

Exercise Recommendations

For individuals classified as being a secret binger, sugar addict or premenstrual craver, the Chocolate Diet advises to walk at least 20 minutes each day in addition to completing a relaxing exercise like yoga or swimming two to three times a week. The Chocolate Diet advises romantics and comfort eaters to swim or do yoga three to five times a week. Weekend indulgers are advised to take up a sport, such as tennis or golf, and to complete this sport as much as possible, especially on weekends.

Unfortunately the Chocolate Diet does not outline a strict exercise plan for individuals, but here are several strength training exercises that will help facilitate weight loss on the Chocolate Diet.

Exercise #1: Back Delt Fly

Start this exercise by holding a dumbbell in each hand and sit on the edge of a bench. Lean forward from the hips until your upper back is parallel to the floor. Let arms hang down by your sides, palms facing each other. Place the weights behind your calves and directly under your knees. Slowly raise your arms up and out. Allow your elbows to bend slightly and raise until at shoulder height. Squeeze shoulder blades together and then slowly lower back down. Complete two sets of 10 repetitions each.

Exercise #2: Hammer Curl

Holding a dumbbell in each hand, begin by standing up straight with feet hip width apart. Leave your arms hanging down by your sides, palms facing in. You will keep palms facing this direction throughout the entire exercise. Now slowly curl your right arm up towards your shoulder. Slowly lower the weight back down and then repeat with your left arm. Continue alternating arms until you have completed 10 repetitions per arm. Do two sets.

Exercise #3: Bench Dips

You will need a bench to complete this exercise. In addition to working the triceps, this exercise will work the shoulders and chest. To begin, sit on the edge of the bench with your feet out in front of you, pressed together and toes facing forward. Place your hands behind you on the edge of the bench, and grip the underside of the bench. Your hands should be situated approximately shoulder width apart. Slowly move your buttocks off the front of the bench while keeping your upper body straight. Bend your elbows and lower your body in a straight line. Continue until your upper arms are parallel with the floor, then push yourself back up. Complete two sets of 10 repetitions.

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