One of the top New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight; coincidentally, it is also one of the resolutions most often broken. We gave it some thought and realised why – chocolate is just too good to give up. Besides, why should you? Chocolate is full of antioxidants, mood boosters and minerals to name but a few benefits.
So, to help you stick to your 2017 goals while enjoying the deliciousness that is chocolate, we came up with the following plan.
Step 1 – moderation
Don’t overindulge, but give yourself a daily treat; eat a block, not a box. It’s been found that in order to lose weight, most individuals need to eat 1 200 to 1 400 calories per day. There are many apps you can download to help you count calories, helping you monitor and manage your chocolate consumption.
Step 2 – choose wisely
The type of chocolate you eat will also influence your weight loss. Dark chocolate contains fewer calories than other chocolates and appetite-suppressant properties, making it the best choice for dieters.
Step 3 – fruit & veg
Fruit and vegetables are light in calories, which means you can eat lots without reaching your daily limit. You see where we’re going with this? The healthier you eat, the more room you leave for chocolate. We’re not saying you should only eat veg and chocolate – you need to follow a balanced diet, just be clever about it.
Step 4 – swap
Instead of waking up to a good old cup of coffee, drink a low-fat hot chocolate. Not only will you still your chocolate craving, but you’ll also feel calmer throughout the day. It’s also been recommended that you add pure cocoa powder to your water for the best cocoa benefits.
Step 5 – determination
This is possibly the most important step – you have to control your cravings. Yes, nibble here and there, but don’t give in completely. You need to decide on your goal and put in the hard work to reach it.
Don’t live a life without chocolate – you don’t deserve that; buy a Beyers treat today! You can find Beyers Chocolates online, at any major retailer, or at our factory stores.
This blog is for information purposes only. Consult your doctor before attempting any dietary changes.
Information source: LivingStrong