IS DARK CHOCOLATE PART OF YOUR HEALTHY EATING PLAN
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Fitness Minutes: (8,208) Posts: 540 8/27/12 1:31 P
Chocolate is one of my most serious addictions!! I don't like the taste of dark chocolate as well, but it is good for me, and it takes care of my cravings, so I allow myself 1 square of dark chocolate every evening before bed. As long as I don't have bittersweet chocolate (like chips) in the house I'm ok. Milk chocolate makes me cough...I think it's an allergic reaction. I don't do well with dairy products. Although I don't seem to be lactose intolerant it does give me gas.
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Fitness Minutes: (54,005) Posts: 31,516 8/23/12 4:26 P
I'm not much of a chocolate eater either, now caramel is a different thing. It is made form milk, right. I probably could use the calcium!
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Posts: 6,694 8/23/12 10:07 A
I have a question for all those of you who really like dark chocolate (which isn't me, as you might guess). Doesn't it have a really bitter taste to it? Every time I've tried it in the past it always seemed so bitter. Just curious...must be my taster. Jeannie
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Fitness Minutes: (14,971) Posts: 1,522 8/23/12 9:27 A
Had some the other day... doesn't satisfy like it once did... so the answer is NO, NO, NO
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Posts: 2,076 8/23/12 9:17 A
Oh Oh I love dark chocolate. I love the 70 - 80% kind but right now at this time in my plan, eating this would be a mistake. One section of the bar leads to another... So although I love it, I'm not allowing that for myself right now.
Fitness Minutes: (9,250) Posts: 860 8/23/12 1:16 A
No! Way too many calories and too much fat. I admit I like Hershey's w/Almonds, and I know when to stop, when it's all gone. So, no, I don't eat chocolate of any kind. You're always going to find someone who says something's is good for you. I don't believe everything I read. (Not implying that anyone else does.) There's just a lot of differing opinions out there. Janet
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Posts: 817 8/23/12 12:17 A
I detest chocolate. I could never understand the PMS urge for chocolate until I learned that it meant I was low on magnesium. A week of magnesium per month and bye bye chocolate. I will have Laura Secord almond bark though, almonds floating in a thin layer of white chocolate. I can get it in the city so only have it once or twice a year or if hubby brings some back with him when he's at head office.
Of course you realize the chocolate is vegetable ~ it's made from cocoa beans and beans are vegetables.
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Posts: 7,783 8/22/12 2:12 P
I LOVE DARK CHOCOLATE - CAN'T STAND THE MILK STUFF. BUT IF I HAVE IT IN THE HOUSE, I WILL EAT THE WHOLE BAG. SO I BUY ONE PIECE WHEN I GO GROCERY SHOPPING AND LEAVE THE REST IN THE STORE. AT OUR WAL-MART, THEY ACTUALLY HAVE ONE BITE SIZE, DARK REES'ES PEANUT BUTTER CUPS. YUM!
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Fitness Minutes: (39,125) Posts: 1,187 8/22/12 1:12 P
Sweet Question: lol, No I don't eat much chocolate of any kind, I LOVE any kind of chocolate, but the problem is, I have no control, if I eat one piece, THE PARTYS ON. It is a sure thing that any form of chocolate is a real trigger food. That is just one thing that I just don't do even at holiday time. I'm trying really hard to keep my blood sugar down and so no chocolate chip cookies or fudge and so forth.
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Posts: 2,764 8/22/12 12:52 P
Dove dark chocolate - a piece or 2 every once inawhile. Have you been peeking?? It's very delicious and ever so healthy.
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Posts: 2,146 8/22/12 12:32 P
Yes, I love it! Always have--I'd eat milk chocolate or white, but nothing is as fine as dark--at least 70%. Eat it at least once a week!
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Fitness Minutes: (17,415) Posts: 1,295 8/22/12 12:16 P
Yes, I do dark chocolate at least 1x/day. I try for the pure, but don't always have access to that.
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Fitness Minutes: (4,438) Posts: 1,900 8/22/12 8:43 A
i don't eat much chocolate... health/tummy issues.. and being diabetic the sugar free candy is a treat... they also don't suggest having more than 1-2 pieces a day... boyfriend looks for sugar free chocolate for the three m ain candy holidays... to buy a bag or box of SF chocolate is not a good idea... its a trigger food for me don't know when to stop..
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Posts: 6,694 8/22/12 8:30 A
No...never will be. I hate dark chocolate! One of the few "foods" that I dislike. Now, give me a nice sweet piece of milk chocolate and it's an entirely different story. Sadly, I don't have enough calories in a day to eat it, though. Maybe later.
Jeannie I live in SE Iowa in the Central Time Zone (1 hr difference from EST)
Fitness Minutes: (8,190) Posts: 1,776 8/22/12 1:20 A
Yeah, I am hearing a lot about the DARK chocolate, but the trick is the pure chocolate without the additives. It has to be 70% or more pure dark chocolate. I am not a big chocolate eater...but you never know...mixed with a few protein nuts it might just be what the doctor ordered.
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Fitness Minutes: (23,689) Posts: 12,292 8/22/12 12:09 A
I have to stay away from chocolate. It is one of the factors of my having kidne ystones. I got a list of what I have to stay away from.
However, I believe 1 oz. of chocolate is suppose to be healthy, not 3oz.
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Posts: 8,048 8/22/12 12:02 A
Do you eat some dark chocolate often? Do you believe dark chocolate has healthy benefits? Watch the short videos below and let us know if you're adding it to your grocery list?
I love dark chocolate but probably haven't eaten any in almost a year. I still can hardly believe it's now considered a healthy food that will help you stay well.
I started eating the South Beach way and in Phase 2 which I start Friday the Cardiologist whose written the South Beach Books highly recommends eating some dark chocolate daily. But I think it's only 1 oz serving instead of 3 oz as the video I put the link in for suggests. She recommends 3 oz of dark chocolate daily and it has about 450 calories--Yikes, that's way too much as more calories than most of my meals.
Next trip to the grocery store I am going to buy a few high quality dark chocolate bars with at least 70% cocoa. I already love it so will be happy to eat some daily.
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