For me, one of the biggest problems of any diet is that during them you need to limit yourself to sweets. And I am a terrible sweet tooth! And so all the diets for me – akin to a feat. And so I learned that there is a sweet diet, during which you can eat chocolate. And, of course, I decided to try it.
Before you start a chocolate diet, I naturally tried to learn as much as possible about it. As it turned out, one cannot sit on this diet for a long time, since chocolate is a rather unbalanced product.
So, the usual and useful diet should be calculated on the basis of the proportions of protein-fat-carbohydrate in relation to about 20-20-60, and with a chocolate diet, these parameters are 8-10-82.
Therefore, nutritionists recommend sticking to this diet for a short time – no more than one week, and preferably 3 days (or better still, just arrange a fasting chocolate day). I decided to stay on a three-day chocolate diet.
The main advantages of the chocolate diet
One of the main advantages of a chocolate diet is a quick result (as, however, with any mono diet). Therefore, it is better to arrange chocolate days for yourself before any events, when you need to get in shape in a short time. For example, before traveling to the sea or going to visit.
For me, the biggest advantage of such a diet was that it was possible to eat sweet without any conscience! So this diet is perfect for sweet teeth.
There is a chocolate diet and significant drawbacks. So, she has a lot of contraindications. For example, it is impossible to sit on it for people with allergies, those who have problems with the kidneys and heart.
As I said, it is not very balanced, which can negatively affect the metabolism.
Best for the diet is suitable dark chocolate, as it contains the least amount of calories. If you are not a fan of dark chocolate, then you can eat milk too. The most important thing is that it does not contain any additives (raisins or nuts), and, of course, white chocolate is absolutely not suitable for the diet.
For the day you need to eat no more than 100 grams of chocolate. It is best to divide it into three doses: about 30 g each in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening. With each intake, you should also drink a cup of black coffee without milk and sugar. Coffee helps to assimilate better to chocolate and serves as an additional source of caffeine.
Besides chocolate and coffee, nothing more can be eaten. In between meals, you can drink plain water.
My impressions and results from the diet
At first, the diet was perceived very easily: breakfast with favorite chocolate and coffee — what could be better? The first day was pretty good. On the second day of the diet, I began to feel weakness and significant hunger. The third day I lasted barely: I really wanted to eat something more substantial.
Despite this, I did not stop loving chocolate. However, such a diet will not sit down anymore, it is too hungry for me, it turned out.
For three days I lost exactly 3 kg, and later I gained only 1 kg. So the result, I think, is good, but extracted in a slightly extreme way.
Have you tried the chocolate diet?