How to eat Chocolate and Chips and Still Lose Weight!

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  1. Dusty says:

    This made me laugh and chuckle all through the first part. Even had to read it to my husband because we have so been there. This was a great article and thank you for letting me know its not just me. I have been on this rollercoaster for the past year, somedays are better than others.

    • Dave says:

      Hi Dusty, yes I know how you feel! I’ve been there myself with the roller-coaster ride for sure. What helped me was to weight myself first thing every day. Know that your weight will go up and down and this is normal. However it probably shouldn’t fluctuate more than say 2 to 3Kg (4.4 to 6.6 lbs) on adjacent days. If it does, this may be a sign to take action. I hope this helps.
      Dave

  2. Steven says:

    I love fitness so your article was very interesting and informative to me. I agree with what you said also because fasting really works. Your article took me back to when I was wrestling in high school. Fasting was one of the best method we used to make weight for a match.

    Thank you for sharing!

    -Cheers

    • Dave says:

      Hi Steven, thanks for your comment. I agree fasting is a great tool, plus once the weight is gone, I find it helps you to feel more comfortable in your skin, and somehow fitter too! – I’m guessing this comes from the boost in testosterone and Human Growth Hormone that fasting gives you.
      Dave

  3. Vince says:

    Great Article Dave. You had me at the heading!
    I agree with most of your points and used similar strategies went I went from 105Kg to 75kg.
    I also ate chocolate (still do, in fact eating some right now) while shedding the pounds. It was alway 80% Dark but that’s the way I like it.
    Counting calories was something I found difficult to track. Do you have a best method for this?

    • Dave says:

      Hey Vince, thanks for that. The dark chocolate is definitely best, as I’m sure you know it has a lot less sugar. However unfortunately I seem to have a sweet tooth, so tend to buy the milk variety!

      But yes getting back to calories, a really easy way is to get one of these popular apps for your iphone or android phone / tablet. Myfitnesspal is a good one, or there’s Loseit.

      I hope this helps – let me know how you go!

  4. When I was on my weight loss journey I had days where dark chocolate and I became the best of friends. Me eating it thinking I was cheating the system so to speak. In reality I was helping my cause. Reading this post is conformation that chocolate does in fact help you lose weight.

    Now you got me with the chips part. I didn’t even think they had any protein at all. Even though I’m no longer trying to lose weight. I’m going to make these and taste them just for the heck of it.

    This is a very interesting article keep up the good work. I’m bookmarking!

    • Dave says:

      Hi There! – And thanks for sharing. I agree, chocolate is definitely good for us in moderation, and I think part of the deal here is that it gives us a boost of dopamine (the pleasure / reward chemical) in our brains. This helps us to feel more motivated to succeed in our weight loss goals. Protein in the chips… – yes I was surprised too! 🙂
      Dave

  5. Gail says:

    Thanks for this informative article. My children and I often have days when we are out and about and need to take snacks with us so we do sometimes take some of the more unhealthy snacks along – and quite often, that is what is stocked in the shops. Luckily now I think, there are more and more healthy options being added and we usually take fruit now instead of chocolate (although I do love chocolate!). My sister is always going on about how it is the combination of foods you eat that is important and I wondered if you had any thoughts on combining foods as to what might be better. Thanks anyway for the information and great article.

    • Dave says:

      Hi Gail, thanks for commenting. Yes I think fruit is a great option to give you some quick energy from carbs, without having too much sugar. To go with these, you may wish to investigate making some of your own ketogenic “Fat Bombs”. These are delicious home-made recipes designed to give you a tasty low-carb treat, that also help stop weight gain by providing energy from the healthy fats.

      You can get savoury Fat Bombs like Bacon and Egg, or sweet ones like Coconut Chocolate Fudge….mmm don’t get me started! hehe..
      Dave