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Dark Chocolate

Monday, January 11, 2010

I would never call myself a choc-a-holic, but I do like chocolate very much. After reading the benefits of dark chocolate I decided to try changing. As a child I detested dark chocolate, so at first I resisted. However as I began purchasing only dark chocolate 70%, whenever I got cravings it was not as good as my beloved milk chocolate but I guess I can say I got used to it.

The other day, after starting SP and wanting to be good with my eating habits, I was shopping and spotted a bar of dark chocolate 99%. WELL!! I thought, that's great . 99% cocoa wow perfect. I got home and later that evening my husband and I decided to try it.

CAN YOU SAY DIRT. BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT IT TASTED LIKE. .. Boy did that ever bring back memories of eating mud pies with my brother when I was 3. LOL...

So back to dark chocolate 70%. emoticon
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SOLUCKY12 1/23/2011 8:23PM

    I'm just impressed you like the 70% chocolate. I've been eating the 60% Hershey's dark chocolate with the "Best Life" symbol on it. The only problem is that when I crave chocolate, I eat too much of it. When I've tried the 70%, it's like not eating chocolate. What brand do you like?

I recently joined your Healthy Lifestyle team, so I'm looking at a few fellow sparker's pages.

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CHEFKATLEANER 1/20/2010 10:46PM

    I remember a coworker brought in a bar of the 99% cocoa....blech! I agree with the dirt description :D

Your mom is a SparkFriend of mine...and she mentioned you. I hope you don't mind if I add you to my friends :)

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JUSTYNA7 1/12/2010 12:13PM

    OK, that would NOT be so great. Dark chocolate is a MUFA but 70% is just fine. The other you would need to add some sugar. Which is fine... Chef Meg has a nice chocolate fondue that uses dark chocolate. It is also good when added to spicy south american meals in small amounts.

MUFA's are wonder foods for me. I first read about them on the flat belly diet put out by prevention magazine and thought... hmmm interesting. Then I got the latest update on diabetes nutrition and guess what? They said to eat way more MUFAs that previously believed was good. I started eating a Mufa at every meal and have lost 1.5 inches off my belly fat! Plus my blood sugars have gone down and I'm not hungry between meals. So I'm going to keep at it. My sister has the same body type as me so is very excited. We have NEVER been able to lose belly fat.

Mufa: mono unstaturated fatty acid

Sources: dark chocolate, nuts (pistachios, pecans, almonds, hazelnuts etc.), nut butters such as peanut butter or almond butter, olives, olive and olive oil, seeds (pumpkin, sesame, reap seed, hemp which is one of my favourites, flax) and their oils, and avocados. If I don't have it as part of the meal I keep cute little bowls with lids stacked on the table with hemp, pecans, flax and dark chocolate chips that I can sprinkle on or grab a spoon full of. Easy!

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CWISEMAN1 1/12/2010 12:22AM

  LOL, sometimes these are what i call a blessing in disguise.
-Connie

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MISTYRIVER64 1/11/2010 10:27PM

    You know the old saying "FIRST YOU EAT A POUND OF S.. DIRT AND THEN YOU DIE" Thank goodness you didn't eat a pound. lololol
Mom

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NICOLEBA47 1/11/2010 10:17PM

    Never try it. I am not a choc-a-lic, I prefer salty food - so that makes me a salt-a-lic!!!!!!
emoticon Nicole

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GRANDMO1 1/11/2010 10:15PM

  Oh well, maybe not liking it isn't so bad unless you bought 5 pounds of it. lol

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