Hi, there! I have a chocolate addiction too, but I figured out how to just eat it in moderation. I'm on a dark chocolate kick now. I eat the 70% or higher dark chocolate that you can buy at Trader Joe's or the Dove brand if you don't have a Trader Joe's. The dark chocolate is very satisfying, but not sweet and doesn't have lots of sugar like the usual milk chocolate. In fact, I still have my Halloween candy at my house which I haven't really touched because I love my dark chocolate more. I don't even have to eat a lot of it really. You should try that. It works.
Oh, I agree with someone regarding the Marantha brand--it's good. I love the almond butter; it has a sweet (not too sweet) flavor. The calories aren't too bad either along with good amount of protein.
Anyway, I'm in maintenance mode now and sometimes a pound or two creep up, but that's when I have to really up the cardio and watch my eating a little more.
Have you read Eat This Not That? I really like the supermarket version. I'm just amazed all the different foods and how much calories each thing has--even if it does say light on the carton. There are way more healthier choices out there, but you've got to look for them and read the labels. I couldn't believe how many calories a muffin was, so now I just eat half of it and make sure I work out extra that day. (Trust me, that muffin is worth it!)
. It's only once a week, so I allow myself this indulgence. :)
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