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Give in to the Taste of Chocolate

By Roserighter @roserighter

Replace high-fat chocolate treats with alternative snacks that have big chocolate taste. Lose weight now by skipping the fat and calories without feeling deprived.
Losing weight isn’t easy. Dieters face many challenges on their weight loss journeys. Experiencing chocolate cravings is common and its natural to want to give in to these cravings. Craving chocolate only becomes a problem when you continue to deprive yourself and become obsessed over it until you eventually give in and binge on high-fat chocolate treats.
When you feel stressed out or simply crave the taste of chocolate, however, giving into the real thing and eating a candy bar, cake, cookies and other sweets is not a good idea because of their high fat content. It is best to ignore this type of chocolate treat, skip the fat, and stick to your meal plan to lose weight. Pack healthy snacks if you work all day or will be away from home for more than a few hours to resist hitting the vending machine or quick mart for a chocolate fix.
Alternative Treats to Cure Chocolate Cravings You need to get creative to satisfy their chocolate cravings. Make alternative choices that still have a big chocolate taste. Browse through grocery store aisles or visit a health food market or a vitamin store to see what types of products are available that will fill your need for chocolate without adding extra calories or fat. Some examples of low-fat chocolate treats are:
  • Fat-free hot chocolate
  • Chocolate cereal
  • Chocolate graham crackers
  • Protein bars and shakes
  • Low-fat chocolate milk
  • Fat-free, sugar-free pudding
  • Chocolate rice cakes
  • Fat-free frozen fudge bars
  • Weight Watchers frozen treats
  • Weight Watchers chocolate cake
  • Vitalicious muffins and brownies
  • 100-calorie packs of various snacks
    Give in to the Taste of Chocolate
You can enjoy the taste of chocolate and skip the high fat content in real chocolate by eating some of these alternative treats in moderation. Eating natural, healthy foods most of the time is the best way to ensure weight loss and to better your overall health.
Dark Chocolate Another option for chocolate lovers is to indulge in dark chocolate to satisfy their sweet tooth. It only feels like cheating. Dark chocolate (made with 70% or more cocoa) is actually a heart-healthy treat that tastes great. Keep in mind that a small portion is allowed, while eating a whole candy bar or a large slab of dark chocolate will undo your weight loss efforts. Save this for a special treat and savor each bite to really taste the smooth, rich chocolaty taste.
Warning: Do not rely on alternative chocolate treats as a daily snack. Doing so will hinder your weight loss progress.

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