This is probably the tastiest of the fad diets to come onto the scene. Since chocolate acts as a vitamin replacement, it does have a fair amount of health benefits, like fighting high blood pressure and preventing heart disease. The chocolate diet mainly consists of liquids and people are given a powder or supplement that they usually blend with milk or water. They may also be given pills to take in capsule form.
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The benefits of The Chocolate Diet
New studies have shown that anti-oxidants in chocolate may reduce the risk of heart disease, so there are some health benefits to eating chocolate. The powder shakes are not meant to replace meals, but are designed to be healthy snacks. The actual pills are supposed to provide various nutritional benefits such as a boost in metabolism. These, along with a healthy diet, are supposed to stimulate the fat burning process and pave the way towards weight loss.
Does The Chocolate Diet work?
It's still questionable as to whether the actual diet will help you achieve your desired results. It's not clear that chocolate stimulates the metabolism or helps the fat burning process. Beyond that, too much of anything can be bad. While chocolate does have health benefits, a diet with an emphasis in chocolate may not be the best way to lose weight.
Chocolate in moderation keeps getting great press for its health benefits. Some diet plans that preach moderation and I "think" accept chocolate as a snack include The Mediterranean Diet, and eDiets Weight Loss Program.
More on these diets below...
The Mediterranean is comprised of a large area of land that stretches from western Spain to the Middle East. Structured after traditional lifestyle habits of those in this area, the Mediterranean Diet is ideal for people who like to cook, enjoy Mediterranean cuisine, and are interested in making a permanent lifestyle change. With very few dietary restrictions, followers of the Mediterranean Diet are allowed to eat all the things they enjoy, in moderation. Unlike the customary Western style of quickly eating large portions, the Mediterranean Diet places great emphasis on spending time on preparing and enjoying small, tasty meals. Rather than make drastic lifestyle modifications, this plan teaches people to choose low-fat, low- cholesterol foods that are packed with flavor and will leave them feeling fulfilled. The Mediterranean Diet aims to permanently improve long-term health.
eDiets Weight Loss Plan
Though eDiets.com hosts a number of different diets on their site, they also propose one of their own. The eDiets Plan is a highly personalized and customized diet plan meant to take into account every individual's different needs and goals. Whatever a person's tastes, preferences and dietary needs, this plan may be customized accordingly. Also, the plan may be changed at any time and is noted for its wide variety and good balance.