Tag Archives: dark chocolate

16 Heavenly Chocolate Recipes that Are Good for You

We all leaped up into the air, clicked our heels and whooped for joy when scientists announced that our mocha smothered fantasies were real indeed – by George, chocolate is good for us! Studies showed that cacao’s cardiovascular benefits included lowering blood pressure, reducing vascular inflammation and clotting, improving arterial blood flow, decreasing bad cholesterol levels and reducing the risk… Read More

Chewy Dark Chocolate Nut Bars

No weight loss diet should be completely devoid of a bit of carefully portioned indulgence now and then. And when you get to eat something that’s indulgent AND contributes beneficial nutrients and helps you lose weight – it feels like you’ve hit the jackpot. These Dark Chocolate Nut Butter Bars are sooooo delicious that no one eating them would ever… Read More

5 Secrets to Making Desserts Healthier

You can’t have your cake and eat it too…but maybe you’d feel less guilty about trying to if it was actually good for you, right? Running away from your sweet tooth is an endless uphill battle when you’re on a women’s weight loss plan, but the right sweet treat makes it perfectly okay to slow down and give in every… Read More

Beet & Beef Bone Broth

Why is your grandmother’s ancient stalk soup recipe all the rage with new-age healthies again? It’s because documented studies are now confirming what Nana has been saying all along: there’s nothing like a good bowl of chicken soup to stick to the ribs and heal the body, mind and soul. Slow cooked soups made with chicken or beef bones create… Read More

Eat Chocolate to Lose Weight – Too Good to be True?

You whooped with joy when you first heard the news that chocolate could help you with women’s weight loss. Yet the chocolaty treating you did during the holidays seems to have helped you with a new chocolate muffin top instead. Since when do bloated bon-bon bingers rise from the sofa to find themselves slim and sexy? Research has claimed that… Read More

Dark Chocolate After-Dinner Melt-Aways

A growing (chocolate) mountain of (CHOCOLATE) studies are confirming that (mmm) chocolate can help boost health and (Thank You Dear Lord!!!) weight loss. Dark chocolate and cocoa powder with 70 percent or more cocoa solids and little to no sugar or added ingredients has been shown to help lower blood pressure, boost heart health, balance blood sugar, increase energy and… Read More

What is a BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate)?

Many people don’t outright ask: “Hey, what is my Basal Metabolic Rate?” However, I think that most people should. Actually, a lot of people do ask this question – but just in a more indirect way.   Asking: “How many calories should I be consuming in a day?” is pretty much the same thing as asking what your BMR is.… Read More