If someone told you that you could eat all the chocolate you want and still lose weight, would you be happy? I know I certainly would be happy. Well, okay, maybe you shouldn't eat all the chocolate you want to, but should stick to enjoyment of it in moderation. Reuters Health has published an article on this specific subject.
Losing Weight By Eating Chocolate
According to new research, chocolate lovers who are trying to lose some weight can still indulge their sweet tooth each day. Really—sounds like eating chocolate may negate your efforts to exercise and lose weight. In this Reuters study, overweight participants “who added a bit of chocolate or other sweets on top of a healthy diet plan lost about 11 pounds over four months, on average.”
Hershey’s funded this study. No, really, I’m not kidding. They provided their own candy and snacks. Two employees from their company also authored this study.
Balance in Portion Control
What do you think about this study? I think that everything is about finding that balance in portion control and we shouldn’t eat to excess—but should make sure to exercise consistently and eat a healthy diet. Please feel free to share your thoughts. We’d love to hear from you.