When it comes to temptation, nothing packs a punch like chocolate. For centuries, chocolate has been loved by the people of the world, from drinking it in cocoa to eating it in bars. So what is a woman who wants to lose mass supposed to do about the delicious box of chocolates she receives from her true love?
If you enjoy your chocolate in regulation and cut back on other calories throughout the day to compensate, you'll be fine. Think of balance as one or two truffles. Period. Not one or two truffles a day for the entire month of February.
1. Eat only dark chocolate. Give all your milk and white chocolate pieces away to your skinny friends. Enjoy dark chocolate that is at least 70% cocoa. Research shows that flavonoid-rich foods like dark chocolate may keep high blood pressure down and reduce your risk for heart disease. So as long as you're indulging, make it dark chocolate.
2. Give yourself a chocolate allowance. Enjoy 2000 calories worth of chocolate throughout your Valentine's celebrations, or have five pieces of chocolate or one piece of cake. Decide what you are going to do. Indulge all at once by buying that rich cake for dessert on Valentine's Day or savor your chocolate over a longer period of time (like one piece of chocolate, five days in a row).You can also send Cakes For Valentines Day by ordering online.
3. Get creative with the leftovers. Chances are you're going to have some chocolate left after you've had your allowance. You can cover chocolate pieces and give them away to your friends and neighbors with notes of appreciation.