THE SIMPLE THINGS

Life Indulgences

01/15/2015

thehourglassproject_dark_chocolateWith the Ultimate Yogi challenge, Travis Elliot promotes a “common sense” diet plan.  With this he encourages cutting out refined sugars, processed foods, and stimulants.  I agree with this 100% as I believe the closer we can get to whole foods the better our body can process it and the better we feel.  That said, I think it is also common sense to make sure we don’t feel deprived.  If we keep ourselves from things we love, we are more likely to find ourselves overindulging in the types of food we “can’t have”.

Although I am not a typical chocoholic, for the past few days I’ve really been craving chocolate.  I know myself well enough to know that if I have a traditional candy bar I open the floodgates; the sugary goodness is all I think about and I just want more.  So, I did some searching and found Ghirardelli’s Intense Dark // Midnight Reverie, which is 86% cacao.

Despite the packaging stating that a serving size was half a bar, I found that one square did the trick.  I took small bites and let it melt in my mouth.  It was delightful!  If you aren’t used to dark chocolate it may take a little getting used to as it is on the bitter side, but one square has only 60 calories, 1.3 grams of sugar, is Gluten free and it left me feeling satisfied more than any candy bar ever has.  I could not help but share my new discovery.

Have you found any sweet and healthy treats that leave you satisfied without the guilt?  I’d love to hear!  Share in the comments section below.

 

 

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