When you're on your weight loss journey, it can sometimes be difficult to focus on eating solely healthy foods.
However, just because you're watching what you eat, does not mean that you can't enjoy a small indulgence now and then.
Chocolate, in particular, is a delectable sweet treat that you can enjoy in moderation—even when you're trying to lose weight.
The best chocolate to eat for weight loss is the one you most enjoy.
This doesn't mean that all chocolates are healthy. Dark variety is the healthiest as far as chocolates go.
This is because dark chocolate contains the highest levels of antioxidants, including polyphenols, flavonols, and catechins, out of all types of chocolate.
These antioxidants may help protect the cells in your body against free radicals that can lead to heart disease and cancer.
In fact, it is possible to eat your favorite foods and still lose weight. Aside from portioning out your snack, the clinic recommends savoring the flavor.
Instead, try eating your chocolate slowly. Sitting down with your chocolate and taking one small bite at a time.
Then, keep each bite in your mouth for a few moments before swallowing. Lastly, notice the rich flavors, creamy textures, and overall sweetness.
This allows you to actually enjoy what you're eating. Being mindful is going to help you slow down and not overindulge.
So, pick the chocolate that gives you the most pleasure and stick with no more than a 1-ounce portion to help keep your calories in check.