Chocolate Festival Sabotage

I just learned that there will be the 1st annual Chocolate Festival nearby in a couple of weeks. They are featuring an “All You Can Eat” Chocolate Buffet. Hmm, do I dare go? I have to go because I have never been to one and I have to see what it is all about. There are going to be demonstrations, activities, and raffles as well. This should be interesting. Actually, chocolate has a lot of good in it, but for a dieter eating chocolate can make you lose your “mind over matter” motto. Every once in a while, especially if … Continue reading

Thinking about Cravings

I just sat down and ate a bag of reduced-fat microwave popcorn with Magic Shell chocolate syrup on top. It’s not as gross as it sounds, really! (I like salty and sweet together.) That snack was my compromise. What I REALLY wanted was to head to Cold Stone Creamery and get a crazy ice cream concoction. My sweet tooth was in overdrive, and I had to do something. The choco-popcorn satisfied the craving without making me feel too guilty about eating something bad for me. According to a study from Tufts University, most women experience strong cravings — more than … Continue reading

Don’t Deny Your Chocolate Cravings

First, I want to say that chocolate can be a deadly sin for many dieters. If you’re the kind of person who can eat three chocolate kisses and then stop, that is great. But if a small piece of chocolate will start you rolling down Hershey Bar Hill and you won’t be able to stop until you’ve hit the bottom and eaten every piece of chocolate in the house then forget it. What you have is not a craving but an addiction. If you have a simple occasional craving for chocolate while dieting, don’t deny it. British researchers found that … Continue reading

Some Weight Loss Reminders

Sometimes we get so caught up in the miniscule details that we forget the basics about how to lose weight sensibly and safely. Here are a few reminders on the important keys to weight loss, just in case you’ve forgotten: How many calories to lose weight? Multiply your current weight by 10 and that is how many calories you can eat per day and still lose weight. Remember to never go below 1200 calories per day. How much can I lose per week? It is possible to lose 7-14 pounds a week if you just stop eating but that doesn’t … Continue reading