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cantgetenoughchoc
06-18-2013, 06:33 PM
Hello! I'm a bit of a chocoholic. (hence the name) and I seem to be finishing my days on low fat and low calories! So I was wondering... can I have a sneaky bit of chocolate before bed (as long as my calories are under 1200/day)? Or will this affect my weight loss because it's bad (but so ridiculously tasty) food?


amandie
06-18-2013, 06:45 PM
Yes, you can still have it. It shouldn't affect anything as long you budget for it in your calories. I still have a bit of chocolate a few times a week if not daily, preferably dark rather than milk. Enjoy!

cantgetenoughchoc
06-18-2013, 07:51 PM
This news has made my day :P I have been starving myself of chocolate for a week!!


Garnet2727
06-18-2013, 08:37 PM
I have worked dark chocolate into my diet every day. I have two squares of Ghirardelli 72% cocoa in the evening around 8 pm. I get incredibly mean if I don't have my chocolate fix!

Changergirl
06-18-2013, 08:54 PM
I definitely still eat my chocolate, still the unhealthy milk variety as I can't stand dark chocolate. It's odd but now when I eat it I'm satisfied after about 1/4 of a bar which is the past used to not be enough for me.

I find if I don't allow myself to eat things I'm going to end up binging on them later so it's all about eating in moderation to avoid binges.

stella1609
06-18-2013, 09:00 PM
I've found that I really have to get away from "good" and "bad" labels for food to be successful. Food is just food. Some foods are more nutritious than others, but they are all fuel!

wannaskipandlaugh
06-18-2013, 09:06 PM
I also eat dark chocolate every day ( I have some cold processed stuff) as chocolate is a great anti-inflamitory and takes care of those free radicles... LOL and it helps me sleep to boot... I also mix dark baking chocolate powder with Splenda and cream cheese (ok for low carbers) and its like having bitefulls of cheesecake :) Chocolate, to me, is a required food group!!! :D

Sheena82
06-19-2013, 05:44 AM
Yup! I've been eating a slice of cheesecake once a week and have averaged 2lbs loss weekly! If it comes under your calorie goal i wouldnt worry about it too much!

35X35
06-24-2013, 11:12 PM
Chocolate, yes, always!

I indulge in Skinny Cow individual serving ice cream more than a couples times a week lol (150 calories).

amandie
06-24-2013, 11:36 PM
I also eat dark chocolate every day ( I have some cold processed stuff) as chocolate is a great anti-inflamitory and takes care of those free radicles... LOL and it helps me sleep to boot... I also mix dark baking chocolate powder with Splenda and cream cheese (ok for low carbers) and its like having bitefulls of cheesecake :) Chocolate, to me, is a required food group!!! :D

The chocolate cheesecake sounds really yummmm!!! I will have to try that as soon as I pick up a tub of cream cheese! :)

luckymommy
06-24-2013, 11:38 PM
The benefit of calorie counting is your'e in charge of what you consume, but just have to practice moderation in order to stay within your daily calorie allowance. Some people can eat small amounts of their favorite foods and work that into a normal life style, but others (myself included) can't. If I have a little chocolate, I want to have massive quantities. Anything with refined sugar will trigger binges so I can't allow it for the time being. Hopefully one day....but if you can do it, go for it! :)

sontaikle
06-25-2013, 05:55 AM
I love chocolate. It's best for me to eat it in small portions then eliminate it entirely. However I am picky! I only eat gourmet dark chocolate!

If you can control yourself, then go for it.

freelancemomma
06-25-2013, 08:17 AM
There's no such thing as "bad" foods for losing weight, if you stay within your calorie budget. The only reason some people might consider chocolate "bad" is that it could trigger cravings for more chocolate... and more other stuff. If that's not the case with you, enjoy your chocolate!

F.

par12199
06-25-2013, 09:38 AM
Definitely eat some dark chocolate! It is good for you, but make sure that you get some that has at least 70% cocoa or I also like to drink a cup of dark chocolate almond milk. :)

amandie
06-25-2013, 05:32 PM
Definitely eat some dark chocolate! It is good for you, but make sure that you get some that has at least 70% cocoa or I also like to drink a cup of dark chocolate almond milk. :)

I love dark chocolate AND almonds- did you make that yourself or did you buy it like that? If so, what brand?

Mama Whitty
06-25-2013, 05:52 PM
I love those fudgecicle bars. They are like 40 calories, sugar free and tasty. Yum! That's exactly why I am calorie counting & not doing low carb. I have too many foods that I love.

Mission Fat to Fab
06-25-2013, 07:16 PM
i have a square or 2 of 85% cocoa chocolate most nights. I love the stuff. milk chocolate just doesn't do it for me anymore because it's too sweet but if i've had a bad day or i'm tired i have to really fight the urge to grab a Cadbury's Twirl or a Kinder Bueno.

Liz45
06-25-2013, 08:23 PM
Mama Whitty I agree with you on the reason I decided to count calories again. I have tried low carb and started to go back to it recently, but after only one day I remembered why I said I'd never do it again. I love chocolate and I love the fudgesicles, too. I bought some just yesterday, in fact.

I think you can have any and everything you want as long as you stay within your calories.

par12199
06-25-2013, 09:30 PM
I love dark chocolate AND almonds- did you make that yourself or did you buy it like that? If so, what brand?

Hey! The brand is called Silk! I love it!

Mama Whitty
06-26-2013, 01:10 AM
I just tried the new mini dark chocolate milanos. Ummm...wow! One little cookie is 23 calories. I must confess I had 5 tonight. (could have had the whole bag but I stopped myself) I made sure that I had enough calories left before I had them.

amandie
06-26-2013, 01:37 AM
Hey! The brand is called Silk! I love it!

Thanks!! I will have to look around for that. Much appreciated!

I just tried the new mini dark chocolate milanos. Ummm...wow! One little cookie is 23 calories. I must confess I had 5 tonight. (could have had the whole bag but I stopped myself) I made sure that I had enough calories left before I had them.

Ooh, milanos- yum!!! 115 calories, not too bad!