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Need my Chocolate!!!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

I am trying something a little different to break my plateau and it seems to be working. I am eating no white bread....well, no flour at all. I am trying to stay away from Gluten as much as possible, too. I am also trying to keep my carbs low on the days I do not exercise at the university. It seems to be working....slowly but surely. But, boy do I miss my chocolate.

Today in the email we got something from Chef Meg in our email. It was a recipe for Stepf's BEST Choco-Almond Butter. I have been eating Almonds or Cashews as a snack and they are getting truly boring. Then I got to thinking after reading that recipe, why not just cover them with chocolate? The nutritional data would be about the same. So I tried it. And I got a recipe using the same ingredients and just covering the nuts with the chocolate and I got 10 nuts to a serving for about the same nutritional values! And ten chocolate covered almonds is a pretty good sized serving. I can stretch that out over a whole afternoon or evening. And I get my chocolate, too!!!!

Let me know what you think.

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JBELICIOUS5 9/6/2012 8:55PM

    That recipe looks delicious! I'll have to give it a try--I also just can't seem to go without chocolate for too long, so I try to just stick in moderation instead :)

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KATD13 9/6/2012 4:33PM

    Yum!
That's what I think.

I bought a package of almonds, covered in cocoa powder. Love them, but can't remember where I bought them. All my regulars stores do not sell them. Since I can't find them, I only eat 2 or 3 at a time, so I can make them last.

DUH, never thought of making my own ~ lol!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/6/2012 2:34PM

    I allow myself to have a small piece of chocolate every day. It's good for you. You can buy sugar free chocolate. Make sure it's dark chocolate. The higher the cacao amount the healthier. I do recommend avoiding bread and four.

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SLUNDQUIS 9/6/2012 2:32PM

    Chocolate in small amounts is good for you, and there is nothing wrong with giving yourself a treat. If this works for you, there is nothing wrong with it. I allow myself a ice cream bar at the end of the day if I've kept on my plan and it is within my calorie range.

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MYBULLDOGS 9/6/2012 2:24PM

    emoticon

my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 105 pounds.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal


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