Dieting, chocolate

I am entering my third week into the diet this Monday. I’ve lost 7.5 lbs so far. On Tuesday we will start South Beach Phase-I with JBQ that will last 2 weeks (it is similar to Atkins’ Diet Phase-I, except that you don’t eat too fatty meats and you have freedom over more vegetables). Overall, South Beach is “Atkins version 2″, a more healthy approach at it.

However, yesterday I found Hostess, a brand new low-calorie chocolate mini-cake pack, that only has 100 calories in it, and despite a first visual impression of “cakes are bad for you”, they are actually more healthy than the SouthBeach-branded Kraft power bars! The Hostess-100 have way more calcium and fiber than the power bars, and they weigh 9 grams more (when you are on a diet, even 9 grams of more food matters)!

Problem was, when I ate one of these chocolate mini-cakes, I wanted more. I am obviously addicted to chocolate, because I am 2 weeks on a diet and haven’t craved for anything so far! And then, the chocolate hell came — just by tasting a bit of it in these mini-cakes. All this made me remember the Kinder chocolate and especially my favorite Greek chocolate, the classic version of Lacta. I found Lacta’s web site and it brought me back memories from when I was a kid. Sniff…

Bad chocolate! Bad!


Rick wrote on April 29th, 2007 at 9:00 AM PST:

Yeah, that’s the toughest part of goodies like that. And that’s how I find myself trying to lose weight. I like a little of something, so I ended up eating a lot of it. But good for you for reading the labels on stuff. My “compromise snack” has been Nature Valley granola bars. Nutritionally, they’re not far from a candy bar, but they’re satisfying and I don’t get the desire to go out and chug a Snickers with it.

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Eugenia wrote on April 29th, 2007 at 9:47 AM PST:

Hi Rick, I just checked out these Nature Valley bars. They seem to be higher on calories for the same amount of grams than the SouthBeach and others, and they don’t really have enough fiber in them. I would suggest you try these instead or the Hostess-100 linked above. You eat more, fewer calories, more fiber/calcium.

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