The chocolate diet is a very low-calorie diet, but still allows you to consume chocolate on a regular basis. The only time that you are forbidden to eat chocolate is the first week. This will help you to get your chocolate cravings under control.
The diet restricts your calorie intake to 1000-1600 calories a day, but you are encouraged to eat as many low-calorie vegetables as you like to help sustain you during the diet.
The chocolate diet is best for those who are addicted to chocolate and cannot seem to break their addiction no matter how hard they try. Because of their addiction they often are not able to stick with any other diet, as chocolate is usually forbidden on the plan. This simply increases their desire for chocolate. So when they finally do give in, they overindulge. The chocolate diet was designed to prevent this from happening by making room for small amounts of chocolate daily.
The chocolate diet is also suitable for those who are depressed because chocolate contains serotonin, which is a natural antidepressant. It can help you to deal with the mood swings that are associated with dieting and weight loss, and also helps you to feel good.
Those who find themselves under stress a lot, or become emotional when dieting, may also want to try this diet, as chocolate is a natural stress reliever. By reducing stress levels, the diet can help to prevent you from overindulgence due to emotional stress.
To make the most out of your limited amount of chocolate, choose a dark chocolate that contains at least 70 percent cacao, as this is the most nutritious. This chocolate is not as sweet, and may even have a bitter taste to it, but the positive effects it has on your body is well worth the slightly bitter taste.