A dieters dream is the chocolate diet. It’s very appealing since it includes a favorite food of most people. Not only are you allowed to have chocolate, but you can have pasta and popcorn. Lenny Neimark penned the book “The Pasta, Popcorn, and Chocolate Diet.” The diet is listed below. You eat the same foods everyday. You can use different sauces for the pasta, so you don’t get bored.
For breakfast you should eat fresh fruit, fruit salad, or shredded wheat with non fat milk and strawberries.
For a morning snack you can have popcorn or fruit.
Lunch should include a salad, pasta salad, or spaghetti. Only use low calorie dressing for the salads.
Afternoon snack is popcorn, vegetable sticks, or a fruit smoothie. Mix 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 cup frozen peaches (or other fruit) and 1 cup skim milk in a blender.
Dinner should be fettuccine with garlic tomato sauce, whole wheat pasta primavera, salad, and steamed vegetables. For your evening snack you are allowed to have some popcorn or 1 oz of chocolate. But that’s an either/or choice, not both.
All throughout the day make sure you still drink plenty of water, carbonated water, or mineral water. You do not want to get dehydrated, and this alone helps boost many people’s metabolisms to help them lose weight.
Items you can not have during the Chocolate Diet are alcoholic beverages, salt/sodium, oils, sugars, avocados, coconuts, olives, raisins, dates, figs, red meats, chips, cakes, nuts, dairy (except what’s in your smoothie for your afternoon snack), and caffeine, soda. So, if you can give up certain other foods you love in order to have chocolate, the Chocolate Diet is for you.