Saturday, January 12, 2013

How to Lose Weight and Eat Chocolate

It's not that I'm trying to lose weight, but I am trying to be lean and efficient so that I run faster. That being said I am very conscious of what I eat. I don't count calories, but I do read labels. Now, I like to eat chocolate. As an American I am addicted to sugar and sweets. Part of the progression to amazing athlete involves continually refining my diet and reevaluating the things that I eat and drink. Recently, it has been frustrating how quickly I demolish a 230 calories package of M&Ms in far less time than the 2.5 miles it takes to run it off. Yet I do like to eat chocolate. After perusing the organics section I decided to try some chocolate. After trying several kinds I discovered dark chocolate.

When I eat high percentage cocoa chocolate I eat much less of it. I feel that the darker the chocolate the more it bites back. That dark bitter taste is just unpleasant enough to quit after a few bites. Yet, it is still chocolate! It still tantalizes my mouth. I still pay nearly a gallon of gas for a three ounce morsel. My advice, if you want to eat less sweets eat sweets like dark chocolate that bite back.

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