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How Eating Chocolate Can Help You Exercise More

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Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Here's how your "habit" can help you get even healthier!

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  • I believe eating food is the wrong type of reward for doing exercise and losing weight. I feel that a non food reward is best. - 7/21/2015 12:33:27 PM
  • BETHSNOW61
    Definitely dark chocolate, it's my go to when I'm treating myself...yyuuuumm
    mmmmyyyyy! - 5/28/2015 10:42:17 PM
  • I buy the dark chocolate or semi-dark chocolate chips for cookies or whatever. When I have finished with a workout that I feel was extremely exhausting, I'll measure out 1/2 the amount of the servings and eat them one at a time. Slowly letting them melt on my tongue! It really makes me want to workout and put effort into the workout too, not just go through the motion! - 4/2/2015 1:06:45 PM
  • Great idea, I am going to try this and see how it works. - 7/17/2014 2:20:30 PM
  • JUDITHLAMBTUFTS
    I REALLY LOVED THIS GRAPHIC. IT REMINDED ME OF HOW CLASSICAL CONDITIONING WORKS. I PLAN TO TRY IT, AGAIN. THANKS! - 5/30/2014 6:43:39 PM
  • Ahhhhh...the bowl of mini Tootsie Rolls at Planet Fitness makes perfect sense now!! - 5/10/2014 5:39:44 PM
  • Great concept.

    I work at a college and one of our student clubs sold valentines with a quit smoking saying and a piece of chocolate taped to it. I received 15+.

    I did quit smoking 9 weeks ago and for every week, I got to eat a piece of chocolate.

    It worked for me. - 4/22/2014 11:01:36 PM
  • Like the cartoon - my reward is a little piece of chocolate. Good cartoon!!!! - 4/9/2014 8:29:10 AM
  • AGINGPUNKCHICK
    Similar to positive reinforcement training in dogs/cats. Us mammals are so similar, but us humans need and extra piece of that fraction so its not exactly positive reinforcement, although along those lines. Chocolate being a reward is great, but it could be whatever (like allowing yourself to go shopping for something, or take a bubble bath or whatever that reward works for you), so long as its a reward so your brains associates (queue) that good behavior (habit) to that formation (exercise in this case) . What a cute video this is too and it explained that process so very well. - 2/11/2014 3:24:01 PM
  • I would have a hard time with rewarding myself with chocolate too. Fortunately, I have no problem with the exercise thing. I started walking for my health 10.5 years ago and don't miss very often. Now if there was a way to get control of my eating like I have done with exercise... - 2/11/2014 2:16:38 PM
  • My reward is a hot jacuzzi bath.
    Forget the food! - 2/11/2014 1:20:41 PM
  • My problem would be I could not stop at one, I'm not happy until the bag is empty. - 2/11/2014 10:38:20 AM
  • Not sure about making food a reward, but I get the idea. - 2/11/2014 9:07:39 AM
  • A piece of chocolate for exercising? I'm going to have to try it! - 2/9/2014 11:32:04 AM
  • I could not figure out how to reward myself for all my hard work. The piece of chocolate will do the trick it will satisfy my sweet tooth whlle make me look forward to exercising. - 2/7/2014 11:41:02 AM