Chocolate is often your main nemesis when it comes to maintaining your diet. Namely, having chocolate around will result in you eating it and your weight loss efforts may wane.
However, British diet author and editor Sally Ann Voak has a revolutionary technique which can help people lose weight while consuming chocolate as well, losing up to 7 pounds in two weeks. Of course, this chocolate indulgence will not be excessive and addictive. Rather, through sensible and moderate chocolate consumption, through this diet plan, one is capable of obtaining and maintaining ideal body weight.
Chocoholics can be classified into several groups, according to Sally Ann Voak. Thus, the first thing you need to do is to find your group. You may be a secret beginner, being new in the chocolate addiction story, stashing it away, consuming it secretly, telling no one about your mysterious habits.
On the other hand, you might be a romantic, who uses chocolate as a substitute for love and affection. Similarly, you might be eating chocolate whenever you are stressed or exhausted, finding emotional refuge in this action. Emotional chocoholics are the most common type.
Additionally, you may be a weekend indulger, leaving your addiction during the week, only to dedicate yourself totally to it during the weekend or during celebrations. Alternatively, you may be a sugar addict, using chocolate to boost your awareness or energy levels.
Finally, you may be a PMS chocoholic, eating chocolate only when your monthly menstrual cycle is near.
The Diet Plan
Voak claims that it is best to leave chocolate out of your diet for a week at the beginning of every plan. According to her, this will help you deal with the cravings and manage to stand up to your addiction. After this rough first week, you should allow yourself a limited, daily dose of chocolate.
Low calorie vegetables should be your main food during the first week. Asparagus, broccoli, peppers, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes and watercress, all belong to this group. Between the meals, you are advised not to drink coffee but consume tea or skim milk instead.
Your first week should allow you 1000 calories daily. Once this week is over, you may increase the calorie limit to 1300 per day, 250 for the breakfast, 300 two times a day for your snacks and around 400 for the lunch. As for chocolate, your daily allowance during the first week is between 50 and 300 calories.
Yoga and sports are great for you to take up during your diet, diverting your mind from chocolate. Finally, chocolate has many positive sides, containing antioxidants and other useful substances. However, you need to be very careful not to go overboard with your chocolate consumption.