The Chocolate Diet

The chocolate diet? That sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it? In my world i could never put the words chocolate and diet in the same sentence but truth it seems is stranger than fiction and there is a diet that based around eating chocolate. The Chocolate Diet is an attractive Fad Diet because it includes everyone’s favorite food, i mean, who doesn’t love chocolate? Besides Chocolate it also includes pasta and popcorn. This sounds like the tastiest diet ever. Some credit should be given to Lenny Neimark and author who wrote the book The Pasta, Popcorn, and Chocolate Diet although I am unsure if he invented it or was just repeating something he has heard before. Enough of that now, here’s the diet:

Here Is The Chocolate Diet Plan: Each day is the same, you have to use different lowfat pasta sauces and different varieties of fruits to make it less monotonous.

• fresh fruit
• fruit salad
• shredded wheat with non-fat milk and strawberries

Morning Snack:
• popcorn
• fruit

• salad*
• pasta salad*
• spaghetti

* = w/low-cal dressings

Afternoon Snack:
• popcorn
• vegetable sticks
• fruit smoothie: Blend 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 cup frozen peaches (or other fruit of choice) with 1 cup non-fat skim milk.

• fettuccini w/garlic tomato sauce
• whole wheat pasta primavera
• salad
• steamed vegetables

Evening Snack:
• popcorn
• up to 1 oz. chocolate

All Day:
• water
• carbonated water
• mineral water

The following items are to be avoided while on the Pasta-Chocolate Diet:
• Alcoholic beverages
• Salt/sodium
• Sugars (artificial sweeteners are okay)
• Oils
• Oily fruits (avocados, olives, coconuts)
• High sugar/cal fruits (raisins, figs, dates)
• Fried foods
• Dairy products
• Red meats
• Nuts and seeds
• Unauthorized snacks (chips, junk food, candies, cakes, pies, etc.)
• Coffee/caffeine
• Carbonated soft drinks

I haven’t tried this diet and i don’t really know anyone who does and i find it hard to imagine that it would work. Have any of you tried it? Does it work?

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