Published: 07/01/2007 - Updated: 07/29/2021
Author: Dra. Loredana Lunadei
The diet of sweet chocolate has the secret in right combination of this dark delicacy with other foods and not spending even a gram of the allowable daily dose. And thanks to its high contribution of vitamins and minerals, this balanced and effective weight loss plan will give you flood of energy without causing anxiety attacks.
Stralvofr Allan, a professor at the University of Umea (Sweden), could hold the paternity of the diet of chocolate. Through chemical-analytical studies, he showed that this feast of God not only holds a high energy, but thanks to other nutrition could be effective in weight loss plan.
Chocolate contains protein, vitamin A and B in abundance, as well as calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, chlorine and sulfur. Its weakness is the arsenal of calories involved, not least between 518 and 535 calories per 100 grams. Although with a lower nutritional value, this caloric overdose is equivalent to a good dish of macaroni with tomatoes, white beans or boiled in order.
Many fiber and dosage
Given its calorific value, a balanced hypocaloric diet works (1200-1400 calories a day) that puts in your table a wide variety of foods. The strategy is combining with high fiber foods (fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes). Chocolate is less fattening when its consumption is accompanied with nutrient-rich fiber than when ingested alone, because the fiber slows down and hinders the absorption of its fat and sugars.
Another of the pillars of success of this diet is respect the allowable daily dose of chocolate. The measure is set to six ounces a day. It should be eaten in a single shot, preferably in the early hours of the day, mid-morning or noon. Beyond the snack should not try the diet because the body lacks sufficient time to burn off the flow of energy that brings.
One or two pounds a week
The diet of chocolate enables the loss of two to three kilos a week. Ideal for sweet tooth that want to lose weight without anxiety attacks and depression, as their energy intake elevates mood. Although can be practiced over a month, especially if it needs to lose pounds are not very ambitious, menu is limited in quantity, as well as ration of bread, fat and starch. The reason is that the system is highly dependent on the calories that chocolate has.
It is best to follow it for 15 days, alternating with a maintenance diet of one month and submit it for another fortnight. To the nutritional deficiencies, it is necessary to accompany the supplements that also incorporate minerals. Opt for preparations rich in fat soluble vitamins, iron, vitamin B1 and fatty acids.
Other tips to follow
Addition to its inability to meet vitamin and mineral needs of the organism's diet, chocolate can cause constipation. To solve this problem, we recommend eating wheat bran, seeds, rubber guar, etc. All these fibers must be accompanied with plenty of water and ingested before taking chocolate to delay absorption.
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This sweet diet will be more effective if the food is chewed thoroughly and on time. It gives a greater sense of satiety and digestion is much more lightly. We also found an ally in practice of exercise, which should dovetail with the physical capacity and age of the candidate for this slimming plan.
The diet of chocolate bet for a varied diet that has as protagonists the following foods:
- Beverages: Water, herbal teas and natural fruit juices.
- Meats: Mainly white meat, especially chicken or turkey without skin or fat. From time to time, it also allows the calf or lamb degreased.
- Fruits: Strawberry, raspberry, pineapple, orange, lemon, kiwi, mandarin, grapefruit, plum, apple, loquat, lime, quince, cherries, currants, blackberries, peaches, apricots, nectarines, pears and cranberries. It must be ingested with their point and, if possible, washed and with skin.
- Sausages: Chicken, turkey or beef.
- Dairy: With a preference for skimmed and fortified with vitamins or minerals, including milk, yogurt, cheese and curd.
- Pulses: Chickpeas, lentils, white beans and beans.
- Seafood: Prawns, lobsters, shrimps, sea crabs, oysters, clams, mussels and cockles. Included here are squid and cuttlefish.
- Blue Fish: mackerel, anchovy, tuna, herring, emperor, sardine, eel, mackerel, salmon and eels.
- White Fish: Sea bream, cod, conger, sole, rooster, conger eel, hake, halibut, whiting, flounder, pike and carp.
- Vegetables: cabbage, Red cabbage, Brussels sprouts, eggplant, chard, artichokes, spinach, cauliflower, zucchini, green beans, asparagus, onions, turnips, beans, radishes, peas, peppers , tomato, carrot, cucumber, watercress, lettuce, endive, escarole.
Although eggs are licensed, especially the clear, one should not abuse them. For the bread is proposing two options: integrated toasted rusks or whole grain bread. Cereals should be whole grain, as well as pasta and rice.
The way of cooking is key
Like any other regime, chocolate diet success is based in a proper way to cook food up to your slimming plan. Opt to cook the food steamed, boiled, grilled, on the grill, but under any circumstances, not fried.
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Cook using the least amount of fat, with a maximum of two teaspoons of olive oil daily. Of the pots, you must banish the animal oils (butter, cream, butter …), and solid vegetable oils (palm, cocoa …), which represent an excess of saturated fat. A time to sweeten, opt for synthetic sweeteners such as saccharin.
Being slowed down, tired or depressed is not just a response to some bad eating habits. Many times the bad distribution of food also causes these symptoms.
You need to replace the haste, carelessness and a binge side. A little breakfast, or eat in five minutes a copious dinner can disrupt body. To combat this, you should follow a strict set of rules:
Rich and abundant breakfast: To face the day, surely exhausting, it is necessary to take a good breakfast. Do not forget that it contributes 20% of the energy needed to face morning.
Several more: It is necessary to plan the menus with a little advance. Thus we get a supply of nutrients much more complete. Not worth eating the same thing. Diversifying helps maintain a good balance.
Leave the rush: Eating standing and quickly cause serious digestive problems. It is convenient to eat and sit quiet, devoting time to the meal time, not only to digest well, but to savor it, that it is a pleasure.
Timestamps: The body is grateful, but sometimes is boring. You must get used to the stomach to a meal schedule. So the principal must be provided at the same time and never sleep immediately after eating dinner.
Council: Take unsweetened chocolate and milk. This is very good.
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