The chocolate diet has been very popular lately.
It differs significantly from other weight loss systems in that the diet provides only one product — chocolate, which is the forbidden fruit in all other diets.
According to scientists, even a small portion of chocolate per week helps to rejuvenate the body.
This is due to the presence in the product, so beloved by the sweet tooth, catechins — natural antioxidants.
In addition, chocolate is a kind of protection of cells from free radicals, prevents the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases and malignant tumors, stimulates the brain.
Psychologists believe that the use of treats contributes to the development in the human body of endorphins, the so-called hormones of joy.
Thanks to them, the body is able to withstand starvation without experiencing stress.
That is why the chocolate diet for weight loss is so popular with girls, because they all want to be slim and beautiful, but in the sweet do not want to limit themselves.
The original mono-diet lasts no more than a week (it cannot be repeated too often) and promises a weight loss of up to 7 kilograms.
Such a rapid loss of fat can not pass without pain for the skin.
So that it does not become flabby, sports loads are recommended, but in reasonable amounts.
The best option would be Pilates and yoga.
From more intense activities, such as cardio, tai-bo, aerobics for the period of the diet should be abandoned.
It is advisable to take a multivitamin, as the diet is very poor in useful elements.
Why does fat go so fast, because chocolates are by no means a dietary product?
One sweet tile contains a decent amount of calories, for example, a bitter one — 530 calories per 100 g, a milky one — 554.
The fact is that the method is salt-free, therefore all excess fluid is removed from the body.
Liquid — a necessary condition for the successful passage of the program.
Be sure to drink a glass of plain water before eating, but you can drink after a meal no earlier than after 2 hours.
Preference should be given to bitter chocolate, as the most useful and least-calorie, white delicacy should be discarded, it is absolutely not suitable for this technique.
You should also forget about the sweet tiles with various fillings, nuts, hazelnuts and dried fruits.
You should not indulge in the thought that chocolate can be consumed in unlimited quantities.
For the whole day you can eat no more than 100 grams of chocolate, the calorie content should not exceed 580 calories.
There are three meals in total.
There should be no snacking and additional products in the form of skimmed kefir or green apple.
The benefits of a chocolate diet for 7 days:
- Rapid weight loss.
- The combination of business and pleasure: you can not deny yourself a favorite treat and lose weight.
It should be noted that, despite the effectiveness, the chocolate way of losing weight has significant drawbacks:
- It has many contraindications.
- Does not contribute to the normalization of metabolism.
- Unbalanced nutrition.
- After passing the program there is a high probability of returning the lost kilograms.
- During the diet, possible loss of strength and fatigue.
Before you start the menu of the chocolate diet, you need to consult with your doctor, by the way, he is unlikely to approve it.
Such nutrition is strictly prohibited for pregnant women, nursing mothers, children under 18 years of age, people with problems with the gastrointestinal tract, liver, as well as hypertensive patients (think coffee), diabetics and allergies.
To leave such a strict weekly diet should be gradually, because as soon as you pounce on other products, the likelihood of the return of kilograms and centimeters will be very high.
The video review below will be very useful for those who have not quite figured out with this method of weight loss:
A leaner menu than in the classic chocolate diet is hard to imagine: chocolate + black coffee, and the coffee should not be instant, but natural.
This is what breakfast, lunch and dinner look like.
It is no less effective, but involves the inclusion in the diet of other products.
Lasts the same as the traditional diet, a week, but includes not three meals, but six:
- Breakfast: a small piece of dark chocolate + a cup of black coffee.
- 2nd breakfast: grapefruit, a cup of oatmeal with strawberries, fruit salad (something one of the three proposed).
- Lunch: vegetable soup, vegetable salad, spaghetti with sauce, steam cutlet (optional).
- Snack: orange, kiwi, popcorn (without sugar and salt).
- Dinner: fresh vegetable salad or vinaigrette (without potatoes).
- Late dinner: low-fat kefir, baked vegetables, beets with prunes.
Fried food can not be eaten, salads are not filled with butter.
Chocolate and so contains the necessary amount of fat and cocoa butter.
As you can see, the menu is original and very controversial, take at least popcorn.
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We receive letters in the mail, in which readers share their experiences on the use of certain methods of achieving the ideal body shape.
Of course, they did not bypass the popular chocolate diet, leaving such reviews about their results:
I learned about the weight loss chocolate diet from a friend, and after her reviews I was set on fire with the idea of getting rid of the hated kilos. I really like chocolate, but as it turned out, it’s not so much. I was able to withstand only 4 days, my stomach began to hurt very badly. I will not sit on this power system anymore. I lost 4 kilograms, but as soon as I stopped starving, they returned, that is, all my labors were in vain.
Anna, 27 years old
Thanks to chocolate, I lost 6 kilos! The first 3 days were the hardest, but during this time I lost 4 kg. I was able to do it, and now I can boast a slim waist. There was, of course, an insane desire, for example, meatballs and sausages I dreamed at night. But I overcame myself. I can’t even look at chocolate now. In the mornings ran, therefore there is no flabby sagged skin.
Olga, 38 years old
A good technique, but very controversial, as far as I know, physicians are all in one voice scolding her. I was able to hold out for 5 days, I stopped only because chocolate began to cause disgust. Effective diet, for example, during this time I lost 4 kilograms, but I would not recommend it, there are a lot of contraindications. It is better to make it a rule to spend fasting days, including chocolate.
Irina, 23 years old
Whether or not to follow a chocolate diet, a person decides for himself, but one should not forget that an excess of endorphins can lead not to a desired weight loss, but to health problems.
Another review of the shock method can be heard in the video: