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9/28/10 1:55 A

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Try learning about all the positive benefits associated with dark chocolate, the negative effects of the sugar and dairy in milk chocolate (milk inhibits the action of the flavonoids) and then just tell yourself you prefer dark... that's what worked for me :)

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9/27/10 10:03 A

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LOL I had to learn to love dark chocolate since it's better for you. I'm definitely a huge fan of milk chocolate and limiting that is quite a challenge for me!

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9/27/10 8:31 A

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Your very welcome!

I actually don't like milk and white chocolate - it doesn't do it for me.

The dark stuff satisfies me with just a little bit.

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9/26/10 10:47 A

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Thank you so much!! I decided I cannot binge on the weekends anymore, and would much rather have small treats throughout the week to satisfy my sweet tooth. Thanks for the rec on the dark chocolate 70% cacao nibs. That sounds like a great idea. I can't live without my chocolate!
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9/23/10 9:40 P

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Raw Chocolate Nibs
Dark Chocolate - 70% +
Stevia is a naturally derived, non-glycaemic sweetener that can be used to sweeten foods/drinks. If you object to the taste of Stevia, try it 50/50 with sugar first or 25/75 or whatever you need to do to acclimatise yourself to it.

Palm sugar is quite low GI also so a better alternative.

I used to LOVE fruit smoothies. Now I soak a couple of teaspoons or a tablespoon of psyllium fibre in lots of water for half an hour, (or chia seeds) then blend half a banana and half of some other fruit with a little bit of stevia and turn it into a low glycaemic smoothie for 2 people. You can also add in things like soy lecithin for D chiro inositol, or other supplement powders.

Good luck!

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9/23/10 10:07 A

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Since simple carbs are the enemy, I'd like to find treats that I can still consume without feeling too guilty. I end up eating really clean during the weekdays and then binging on weekends. Instead, I'd like to treat myself to an indulgence once a day rather than spiking up my blood sugar and then crashing on weekends. Any ideas on a dessert that is healthier for those with PCOS?
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