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CAMMIECAT
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10/16/08 8:43 P

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Most milk chocolate has 35% chocolate solids. To be called dark chocolate, I think the percentage is either 50% or 62%. Extra dark is 72% and up. I've seen dark chocolate as high as 92% but I would guess there wouldn't be much sweetener in that. I've just joined the team myself and just bought the book. Why do I know so much about chocolate??? I have to admit, I'm a chocolate snob. Give me chocolate or give me death. At least I like the dark stuff.


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10/16/08 7:33 P

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Hi Denise, welcome!
Yeah, the chocolate will say what % it is on the label...often on the front cover of it. ~Enjoy!

~Erin B

Eating clean, weight training 2 x's a week & doing cardio 5 x's a week....and loving it!


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10/15/08 6:23 P

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Welcome!

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NETWORKMOM
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10/15/08 12:46 P

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yum, That sounds like that might do the trick. I love dark chocolate. How do I know what % of dark chocolate it is? Must say on the label? I am anxious to get my eat clean book to really take a look how my eating has been. I always say "I do not eat that much and I eat healthy", but I bet once I read this eat clean book I will realize it has not been such a good way of eating. Have many of you found this to be true?

Denise



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10/15/08 12:11 P

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Aloha and Welcome! I too have found that since eating clean my cravings for sweets have dwindled and many times fruit can satisfy me. But dark chocolate, greater than 70% is a good alternative. SP has an article about it if you want to check it out.

sarah
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October: "Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining a healthy weight is hard. Choose your hard."

Vince Lombardi: "We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."

Stephen Dolley "A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse"


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LIL_FIRESTORM
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10/15/08 11:51 A

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Mmmm sweets, yep I think we all get that craving! lol Funny thing though, I've been eating clean for 2 weeks now and fruit is actually starting to taste sweeter and sweeter.

I have dark chocolate in the fridge and haven't touched it... wow

Good luck and have fun with this new way of eating

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius


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10/15/08 10:07 A

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Welcome! =]

The difference between the possible and the impossible lies in a person's determination.
~ Tommy Lasorda

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I can do this, because I know I have done harder!


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KIERAE
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10/15/08 9:57 A

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emoticon to the team! I know when I am craving something sweet, I will have yogurt, fruit or even a little piece of really dark chocolate (ie 70% or higher).


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MEGSAMAMA
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Hello and welcome to the team!

The extra dark chocolate will work. Even try adding it to popcorn!

Edited by: MEGSAMAMA at: 10/15/2008 (18:42)
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SUSAN279
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10/15/08 9:52 A

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Hey Denise. I just bought the eating clean diet book and cookbook yesterday. I need to fine tune my diet and this is going to do the trick. For me, extra dark chocolate staves off those cravings. I buy dark chocolate chips and eat five by letting each one melt in my mouth individually. I also buy high cocoa content chocolate(60% or higher) for a sweet treat. It just takes a little and has antioxidants. The key for me is letting each piece melt in my mouth slowly. Wishing you the best.

Susan

Wishing everyone health, wealth and happiness!!!

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NETWORKMOM
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10/15/08 8:30 A

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Hello, I am new to he eating clean sp team and just order the eating clean book by Tosca. I am very excited about getting it and start following a cleaner eating plan. One thing I seem to have a difficult time with is I do crave something sweet every now and then and just do not know what I can eat to satisfy this. I have tried sugar free popsycles but they do not do the trick. Any ideas?

Thanks
Denise



 
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