Yes. We all love this one. Dark chocolate can be used in weight loss and here is why:
• Dark chocolate boosts good HDL cholesterol levels.
• It also contains natural substances that help control insulin levels and relax blood vessels, lowering blood pressure, and provides important minerals including copper, magnesium, potassium, calcium and iron.
• Makes us feel good! Remember must be 70% cocoa and organic to preserve all the good flavanols and anthocyanins (same as the berries).
• Only a small amount a day – 3 squares!
Breakfast: rice cake and tuna and avocado
Lunch: A dear colleague brought in lamb vindaloo which I had on salad!
Dinner: spiced squid, baked salted kale and fresh rocket.
Snacks: an orange and... chocolate! 85% cacao of course!
Fluids: 1 litre of water and green tea
Exercise: Weights again. A different set to last time and pumped up the weights. Sometimes at my gym the wonderful staff catch me out and make me pump up the jam. This cool talk does not really work for me. They made me lift more weights.
Weight: 65kg I DID IT!
Waist: 77cm I DID IT!
Thoughts and feelings: Feeling proud of myself, I booked myself in for a massage as a nice treat. When you reach weekly goals you need to reward yourself with something good and healthy, like massage (I recommend the lovely Elenor: http://www.balancemed.com.au/practitioners/elenor-tweedie/), or a weekend away in the hills with a spa, book in for that short course you've always wanted to do! Spend an hour in a book store and buy a few books, spend a whole week indulging in organic food. Spend that money you were to spend on something materialistic on a date night with your loved one, or with a best friend at a beautiful restaurant. Buy a new tent, new hiking boots, some new plants, my wonderful friend Jane's 'Hoops, thighs and buttocks' hula hooping class http://hoopsthighsbuttocks.com/, Enrol in dance. Take up those singing lessons.... spend a bit of time with your naturopath and correct health issues.
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Yours in health