How do I lose weight while still eating chocolate?

If you want to eat chocolate, and for you, surviving without chocolate feels like torture, then you have to find a way to incorporate chocolate into your life, while still losing weight.

So, rather than having to choose between an all-chocolate diet and a starvation diet where you can’t eat chocolate at all, go for the middle ground.

Some tips for losing weight healthily while still enjoying chocolate

So, how can you do it?

Here are some quick tips:

1. Go for the best

If you’re going to eat chocolate, only eat chocolate that you really love. Don’t settle for mediocre chocolate.

Say to yourself, I’d rather eat no chocolate than have substandard chocolate. Make it into a personal rule.

2. Control your environment.

Most people get into trouble because they translate their love of chocolate into having regular access to chocolate. But what this means is rather than deliberately deciding to eat chocolate, you end up just having it “because it was there”.

Don’t do this.

Make chocolate something you choose to have, not something you happen to have because so much of it’s lying around.

On a practical level, this means, don’t leave chocolate lying around in or on your desk at work. Try and limit the amount lying around at home.

3. Don’t use chocolate for any other functions aside from a good tasting snack.

If you love the taste of chocolate then eat it. But eat it because you love the taste. Try and eliminate it from being a pick-me-up when you’re feeling tired, a stress relief, or a boredom buster. This really applies to any food. If you’re finding that a particular food is serving other functions aside from satisfying hunger or because you love the taste, then it’s overstepped its boundaries.

Find other ways to deal with fatigue, stress or boredom that don’t involve food (or alcohol … or tobacco)

You can eat chocolate and still lose weight. It just requires being a little bit more discerning about how you eat your chocolate and when.

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Based in London’s Harley Street, Dr. K helps women over 40 lose weight without dieting or deprivation using a behaviour-focused weight loss approach. He is also the author of the Amazon bestsellers: “Slim and Healthy without Dieting" and "Losing Weight After 40".