A New Diet

Now here’s a diet I can dip my strawberry in…Or maybe even a carrot and a stick of celery?

Chocolate may not be as hazardous to your waistline as you think — at least in moderation.

A new study shows that people who eat chocolate frequently have lower body mass indexes than those who eat it less often. The researchers could not explain precisely why something usually loaded with sugar, fat and calories would have a beneficial effect on weight. But they suspect that antioxidants and other compounds in chocolate may deliver a metabolic boost that can offset its caloric downside.

via Can Chocolate Aid Weight Control? – NYTimes.com.

4 Comments

  1. tipper tipper
    April 3, 2012    

    I saw the report on tv-made me happy since I love chocolate : )

    • April 3, 2012    

      I had to smile as I read the reports, too. Even though I’ve never been a big chocolate fan I may have to add some to my weekly diet.

  2. April 5, 2012    

    Oh, but those sneaky people keep adding in phrases like “in moderation” and “dark chocolate”. I’ve tried and tried to like the dark chocolate, and just can’t quite do it. With a nice orange cream filling it’s pretty good, but…

    And if I go for the milk chocolate, moderation goes out the window! So. There we are. I’ve joined with a friend in a renewed effort to get some pounds off, and we both did the same thing – tossed everything remotely chocolate out of the house. Gave it to neighbors. Took it to the apartment complex office, etc.

    I’d better quit writing about it right now.

    • April 5, 2012    

      My chocolate cravings have always run their course after Halloween when I would rummage through the kids trick or treat bags in my efforts to keep them healthy…You know?

      But, adding dark chocolate to my diet as a “medicinal” supplement…I could do that.

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