The “Chocolate Diet”

April 15, 2009 at 1:44 pm 1 comment

After speaking with a client recently, I looked into the “chocolate frog diet” which was featured on Brisbane’s Extra (Current Affair Program).

It turns out to be a very clever marketing ploy as it has nothing to do with losing fat by eating chocolate but the premise in the lifestyle is you can have anything you want to eat in moderation. If you want to have a choc frog every day then go ahead. The problem with depriving yourself on a diet is that you will turn around and overindulge.

choc-frog

So what is my take on all this. Do I recommend eating anything because you want it? Not at all but in the short term or the beginning of your journey you may start your fat loss by deciding that you will have one choc per day instead of snacking on it whenever you feel peckish.

The next premise in the lifestyle is no diet foods allowed. You are not allowed to have diet butter, diet snacks, diet drinks etc..

I must say I am in agreement with this one. If you use the mentality that if the packaging says diet it must be ok then I’m sorry but where have you been? It is called marketing and you are a sucker! Ditch the packaged food, ditch the worcertershire sauce, and any condiments that have additives and loads of sugar. Replace your table salt with celtic sea salt.  Ditch the white bread and try mountain bread wraps.

So yes there is a change that must occur but remember you are only as healthy as the last thing you ate. WHY are you putting that in your mouth not WHAT are you putting in your mouth?

Lastly get rid of your breakfast cereal and try one of these ideas

Brekky 1 Three tablespoons of plain yoghurt 10 almonds 5 raw cashews 2 tablespoons of mixed frozen/ fresh berries

Brekky 2 Three whole eggs, 2 chopped mushrooms, 1 block of frozen spinach, pinch of sea salt and 1/2 cup of Cleopatras milk.

Enjoy your food and prepare more. It can be fun.

Ps I have replaced bread with a sprouted kind you get at health food stores called Ezekiel bread. You have 1 slice and it is rather dense and a little crumbly but great for digestion.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Katie  |  April 21, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Hi nice blog 🙂 I can see a lot of effort has been put in.

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