Slow and steady, steady and slow that’s the way we like to go.  Wonder what is the best option for losing weight if you want to keep it off?  Deborah Mandell, PhD, an eating disorder specialist had this to say,  “Losing weight slowly isn’t just healthier, she says, it’s a better investment. Not only are you dropping pounds, you’re working on building habits that you’ll be able to maintain.”  I agree.  Having lost over 57 pounds and slowly losing a pound or two a week, I see myself safely reaching my long term health and weight goals.

Although Deborah Mandell was referring to losing weight with Weight Watchers, thereChocolate Diet Weight Loss Solution Featured On Cover Of Bariatrician American Journal Bariatric Medicine How To Lose Weight With Beyond Healthy Chocolate are many options available to those of us who need to lose more than a few pounds.  Having tried all the popular diet plans with limited or no success, I chose the Chocolate Diet plan that was featured on the cover of the American Journal of Bariatric Medicine as the raw cacao diet.  Once I learned that the cold pressed raw chocolate product was extremely high antioxidant, and the shake was an excellent source of protein, 21 grams, it became clear that this yummy diet was also my smartest health choice.

I simply replace one or two meals a day with my high antioxidant XO meal replacement Chocolate Diet shake.  I eat normally the rest of the day, making sure to exercise 20 minutes a day and to drink lots of water.  I have learned how to be careful what I eat and also love the fact that I can eat healthy chocolate whenever I have a craving.  One XO Healthy Chocolate power square is just 33 calories!!!  A glass of water and a power square before a meal or snack curbs my cravings and is filled with the antioxidants we need to stay healthy.

Dr. Gordon Pedersen Shares How to Neutralize Free Radicals by Eating Dark Chocolate: Dark Chocolates Can Be Good For You More reasons to eat dark healthy chocolateI am Lynette Henk, XO Healthy Chocolate member and dieter.  I can be reached at 941-216-5727, at [email protected] or at  Join our facebook group CocoaDieters for more healthy dieting tips.

Above Deborah Mandell quote taken from “Why Slow weight Loss Wins”  at