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purplefish
purplefish

Ok, so I know you shouldn’t have chocolate but if I was to have the odd bit once a week what would you recommend apart from dark chocolate?

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IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator

The beauty of calorie counting is nothing is banned, so anything is allowed as long as it’s accounted for, so I would have whatever you enjoy. One thing I have learnt is only eat food that represents good value for the calories, if you follow me 😊 My favourite are the dark chocolate ginger biscuits and I have them as an occasional indulgence

Pamed
Pamed
in reply to IndigoBlue61

2 bar kit Kat 108calories enjoy !!

dawnz
dawnz2st 7lbs

I would suggest your very favourite chocolate, savour and enjoy!! I should think you deserve a treat once a week , make it a normal , not naughty treat.

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator
in reply to dawnz

Wise words 😊. The very definition of a treat is an occasional occurrence, it’s only when we start having treats three times a day it’s an issue

focused1
focused115kg
in reply to IndigoBlue61

Sometimes I have had a lousy day at work . I have half a bar of whatever I fancy knowing the other half is there for another day . Usually hit a Zumba class when I'm stressed and this stops me eating anymore.

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator
in reply to focused1

Yes, exercise is excellent as it help raise endorphins and boost mood 😊

I also find, for me, it’s an appetite suppressant

focused1
focused115kg
in reply to IndigoBlue61

The worst time for me was early evening. Home from work, collapse on the sofa then think of food 'rewards '. I have at least 2 evening Zumba 's booked then I know these days I will get through but now I actually enjoy once I'm there .My new job allows more me time . I wouldn't have even applied for a year ago. Never mind the dreaded interview which I actually enjoyed in my new clothes which made me feel good .

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator
in reply to focused1

That’s when I come on here, read posts, chat on the What’s Happening and distract myself 😊

Bobalobs
Bobalobs1st 7lbs

Just had a small bowl of mint choc chip icecream, mmmm.

CrimsonMama
CrimsonMama6 stone
in reply to Bobalobs

Lol one scoop is 53 calories or so, so not bad and I've got used to having just one scoop now! Is a nice little dessert after dinner!

Stoozie
StoozieMaintainer

I find sweeter milk chocolate can be a binge trigger, so go for dark. But over Christmas I managed to fit quality Street into my daily macros/calories :) :)

elliebath
elliebathMaintainer

When I started out, a two fingers kit kat was a regular snack and at 108 calories it was easy to include in my calorie allowance . However as time went on I improved my overall food choices: far less carbohydrates ( like bread, pasta, biscuit ) and more healthy fats and protein ( full fat greek yoghurt, double cream in coffee, eggs , real butter ) which satisfied my hunger and changed my taste buds.

I'm a longterm maintainer and I still buy chocolate, but nowadays I only really like the very dark stuff with a high cocoa content . I have a couple of squares and thatsee enough. The big tin of quality street my partner bought at xmas didn't tempt me, I think I only had 3 in total and he got fat on the rest 😆

Concerned
ConcernedAmbassador

Creamed coconut, whipped double cream. cheese, mascarpone, nuts or nut butter.

If you want chocolate green and blacks do some small bars that are only 83 calories each.

elliebath
elliebathMaintainer
in reply to HappyJo

Yes they're perfect , good advice !

Who said you can't have chocolate???!! 😨😨😨 Lol

I'd would never survive without a bit! I have one finger of a twirl every evening. Is 90 calories. And as that is less chocolate than I used to eat I'm finding my craving for chocolate has gone down a lot and sometimes (rarely but sometimes) I decide to not even have my twirl.

I have Heavenly Chocolate. Very low sugar. I only have 2 squares a day works out at 80 calories. You can buy it online. Lots of flavours to choose from.

Some dark chocolate is better than others - so perhaps you could try different brands and different cocoa content? If I have some that I find too bitter I melt it and mix it with some extra thick double cream to make it more palatable. I try and stay away from 'regular' chocolate as a little of that stuff is never enough!

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