why I shouldn't make a cup of hot coco

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    Mar 03, 2008 9:01 PM GMT
    I have crash landed off my diet this past weekend - ate greasy Chinese food and TGIF pasta and chicken drowned in alfrado sauce. Now its monday, I had a healthy morning and afternoon meals. Now all I want is that cup of office coco I can make in two mins. Need a list of encouragement to NOT have that sugary carb loaded drink.

    ps. pics of hot guys with washboard abs help icon_confused.gif
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Mar 03, 2008 9:08 PM GMT
    Cant help with the hot guy and the washboard thing, but have a look in the mirror. You see the hot guy in there? Do you want him to remain hot? If the answer is yes, then move away from that coco icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 03, 2008 9:21 PM GMT
    well next time be prepared and buy 85% pure cocoa powder not something which is a cocoa drink ie with added sugar. Then you can sweeten it with sweetner or whatever takes your fancy and voila cake eaten and guilt free icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 04, 2008 12:44 AM GMT
    I make my own with skim milk, cocoa powder and splenda. Yummy without the fat or sugar icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 04, 2008 1:07 AM GMT
    You can always PAINT on abs using cocoa. Then again, it might look funny.
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    Mar 04, 2008 1:21 AM GMT
    Yeah, but I would be happy to lick it off of williamw30's stomach icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 04, 2008 1:54 AM GMT
    Sounds like my diet LOL
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    Mar 04, 2008 1:58 AM GMT
    Sounds fucking yummy.

    I wouldn't sweat it. You're skinny as a rail now, and some chocolate and sugar isn't going to fix that.
  • Squarejaw

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    Mar 04, 2008 2:01 AM GMT
    this guy motivates me to...well...let's just say he motivates me.

  • Timbales

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    Mar 04, 2008 2:04 AM GMT
    Is it ok to say you motivate me Squarejaw?
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    Mar 04, 2008 2:16 AM GMT
    Sounds like what I go through throughout a month. But with a difference. I allow myself to 'slurge' to a certain point every week; and for every week I don't treat myself to some sugary indulgence, the more likely I am to splurge on a single whole meal, versus the snacks size goodies I give myself the choice of having. It helps that I'm not prone to food cravings; though I do have an addictive personality. I believe it's a matter of what you tell yourself about your food. I don't make eating a greasy mess once on a weekend a naughty act. Rather a logical need in my diet. Even the food pyramid shows that fats are a necessity. I've gone 10 weeks without splurging myself, and I treated myself to a conventional cold stone ice cream with a waffle cone.

    Understand that it's not a matter of what's good for body, or not, that drives me to eat all the healthy food I do eat; or cause me to crave something 'prohibited' and 'indulgent'. It's the fact that I don't see the food as nothing more than a way of bettering my health, regardless of how good they taste. I don't say that I can't have something sweet. I say I'll have it later, with the incentive that the treat will be that more better the longer I wait. Versus, the guilt I could feel for actually eating something that will "break my diet".

    Perhaps you led yourself to want to over indulge because you surpressed your need for satisfaction, and replaced it with guilt. Though your intentions may have been good, your end results weren't. This is one of the reasons I choose never to partake in a "diet". Instead I just eat healthy and exercize at a level I can handle, still pushing myself to do more for my health, with encentive waiting for me at both ends of the spectrum.

    Perhaps the encouragement you need is, that the longer you go without having an overindulgent week/weekend, the better the treat will be once you have reach your health goals. Afterall, indulging seems to be an end that most people reach before they finish their "diets", it wouldn't hurt to us a treat as an encentive.

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    Mar 04, 2008 10:38 AM GMT
    The guilt-free hot cocoa does work; but more than likely (this is just personal experience, I don't really have any scientific proof) that you need to up your protein intake -- I find that kills the sugar craving a lot for me.

    And isn't it good to fall off the wagon once in a while to shock your body? As long as you get right back on the wagon, that is... icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 04, 2008 5:55 PM GMT
    boiwunderkind saidSounds like what I go through throughout a month. But with a difference. I allow myself to 'slurge' to a certain point every week; and for every week I don't treat myself to some sugary indulgence, the more likely I am to splurge on a single whole meal, versus the snacks size goodies I give myself the choice of having. It helps that I'm not prone to food cravings; though I do have an addictive personality. I believe it's a matter of what you tell yourself about your food. I don't make eating a greasy mess once on a weekend a naughty act. Rather a logical need in my diet. Even the food pyramid shows that fats are a necessity. I've gone 10 weeks without splurging myself, and I treated myself to a conventional cold stone ice cream with a waffle cone.

    Understand that it's not a matter of what's good for body, or not, that drives me to eat all the healthy food I do eat; or cause me to crave something 'prohibited' and 'indulgent'. It's the fact that I don't see the food as nothing more than a way of bettering my health, regardless of how good they taste. I don't say that I can't have something sweet. I say I'll have it later, with the incentive that the treat will be that more better the longer I wait. Versus, the guilt I could feel for actually eating something that will "break my diet".

    Perhaps you led yourself to want to over indulge because you surpressed your need for satisfaction, and replaced it with guilt. Though your intentions may have been good, your end results weren't. This is one of the reasons I choose never to partake in a "diet". Instead I just eat healthy and exercize at a level I can handle, still pushing myself to do more for my health, with encentive waiting for me at both ends of the spectrum.

    Perhaps the encouragement you need is, that the longer you go without having an overindulgent week/weekend, the better the treat will be once you have reach your health goals. Afterall, indulging seems to be an end that most people reach before they finish their "diets", it wouldn't hurt to us a treat as an encentive.

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    I get the whole "diets dont work" idea but all I needed was that pic to drive home the idea! Thanks!!
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    Mar 04, 2008 5:58 PM GMT
    Rhodielifter saidYeah, but I would be happy to lick it off of williamw30's stomach icon_razz.gif


    It might look more like a chocolate cake, still hungry? icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 05, 2008 12:29 AM GMT
    William,

    I've read that plain unadorned dark cocoa is full of antioxidants and actually good for you. Get Hershey's Cocoa that is labeled NATURAL UNSWEETENED, and add it to soy or skim milk. Since cocoa is naturally bitter, you might need to add some Sweet-n-Lo or Splenda.

    Guys, correct me if I'm wrong, but I've read this repeatedly in newspaper articles, credible medical websites, etc.

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    Mar 05, 2008 8:25 AM GMT
    You is right.
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    Mar 17, 2008 6:02 PM GMT
    Nestle's makes a sugar-free (Splenda) low-carb (5g) hot cocoa mix which I use all the time. Put a little fat-free milk in it, or two-three drops of almond extract, and it's pretty darn good and quick, and is a lot easier and quicker to make than cocoa powder I've found. Rather than use plain water, I will often put it in a large cup of brewed decaf coffee, for better and more complex flavor.

    Likewise, General Foods makes a line of sugar-free, naturally decaffeinated "instant coffee drinks", Suisse Mocha, Chai Latte, etc. that I also use for that "I'm want something warm because I've been losing weight" feeling at night before bed.