Snacks - Pete's Organic Raw Weight-Loss Chocolates with 16oz Water
Nutritional Supplements Used:
Ground Flax Seed
Peter's Weight-Loss Phase Intake Values Per Day:
Calories- Maximum 1,800
Carbohydrates - 150g
Protein - 180g
Fiber – 55g
Fat – 40g
Vegetables - Unlimited Leafy/Green
Fruits - 4-5 low glycemic servings (Berries, apples, etc)
Nuts & Seeds - 1 serving
A list of day-by-day diet instructions for participating on the Chocolate Diet.
Drink at least two bottles of 8oz glasses of water.
20 minutes before you eat each meal 4-5 wafers
Drink half of your body weight with this system the chocolate diet will allow you to lose 1 pound a day. Example: 180 lbs you should 90oz of water.
Wear a pedometer when you walk everyday, this will allow you to visualize your RMR (resting metabolic rate). RMR, how many calories you are able to burn without exercising and add those calories and deduct them from your 1700 allowance.
Wrap up half your meal midway through and immediately brush your teeth to help reduce your appetite.
8 hours of sleep with one 45 minute nap and 45 minutes of meditate, no tv no cellphone only mind over body.
Try to keep your mind and body motivated by watching motivational movies and doing fun and physical activities.
Pete's Hints To Losing and Keeping weight Off:
No Eating after 7pm
No Carbs after 3pm
No Sugar (unless from fruit or dark chocolates)
Exercise Daily - start with small goals and work your way up to longer sessions
Add Juicing to your daily routine - The greener the better. Juicing fulfills all your nutritional needs with little to no added calories or fat. - See "The Benefits of Juicing" - Back of Mind Over Body
Pete's Chocolates Background:
Pete's Certified Organic Raw Cacao Paste Wafers are made by crushing raw cacao beans into a liquid. This liquid quickly solidifies at room temperature and the result is Cacao Paste. Because no heat is used in this process, our Cacao Paste Wafers retains all its natural healing properties. Cacao paste is naturally about 55% cacao butter and is an extremely smooth product. If you are looking for true dark chocolate, this is it. Not 80% or 90%, but 100% pure organic cacao. No additives, sweeteners or anything else.
Cacao, 'the food of the gods' has been used for centuries to boost energy and enhance mood. With over 300 identifiable chemical compounds, cacao remains one of the most complex and pleasurable foods on the planet. In its raw form, cacao contains anandamide (a euphoric substance), arginine (a natural aphrodisiac and vasodilator), phenethylamine (a neurotransmitter that can combat depression and E. coli) and tryptophan (a natural anti-depressant). By raising the neurotransmitters in our brain, cacao promotes an overall feeling of well being. In essence, raw chocolate makes you happy!
What's the Difference between Cacao and Cocoa? The official name of the chocolate tree is Theobroma Cacao. Some experts believe that over time the word "cacao" became Anglicized, and most likely through common error people started calling it "cocoa". Now, with the rebirth of old-style, artisanal chocolate there is a movement to reclaim the beans rightful name: cacao (pronounced Ka-Kow). Today, the two words are often used interchangeably.
Raw Organic Cacao paste wafers are high in the mineral magnesium, essential for helping the heart to pump blood efficiently, building strong bones, and maintaining proper blood pressure. Cacao paste also contain one of the highest levels of antioxidants on the planet, exceeding that of red wine, green tea, and many other exotic fruits and vegetables.
Our 100% pure raw organic cacao paste wafers are a truly healthy chocolate and is perfect snack food. Chip it into small pieces and mix with nuts, bananas and dates to create your own trail mix. Or make one-of-a-kind home-made healthy fudge! Turn your cravings for chocolate into super nutrition by reconnecting with the power of real chocolate. Try our Organic Raw Cacao Paste Wafers today!
Cacao and dark chocolate has been shown to have excellent antioxidant levels exceeding red wine, green tea, and other exotic fruits and vegetables. ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) values of dark chocolate (13,120 per 100 grams) exceed those of prunes (5,700), blueberries (2,400), strawberries (1,540) and spinach (1,260). But adding milk to chocolate does not help, in fact, it seems to block the activity of the phytochemicals responsible for the powerful antioxidant capacity of cacao.
Some possible benefits of Raw Organic Cacao Paste Wafers:
● Super powerful antioxidant
● Supports a healthy cardiovascular system
● Strong stress reliever
● Supporting healthy kidney & bowel function
● Containing more magnesium than any other food
● Supporting healthy digestion
● Reduces free radicals throughout the body
● Mood elevating properties
● Supporting a healthy heart
● Anti-inflammatory properties
This product may melt during shipping if it gets warm. If melting occurs simple place in refrigerator or freezer for 1 hour. Then break pieces off as needed.
Botanical Name: Theobroma cacao
Other Names: Cocoa, Chocolate Tree, Koko, Kakaobaum, kakaw, kakao
Origin: Peru - Certified Organic
From The Manufacturing Center:
We strive to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO cocoa available and exclusively use low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Raw Cacao Paste Wafers come from organically grown Cacao Beans that pass our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals, and microbiological contaminants. Pete's Raw Organic Cacao Paste Wafers packaged in airtight pouches for optimum freshness. Keep your Organic raw Cacao Paste Wafers in a cool, dark, dry place
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 68 percent of adults over the age of 20 are overweight, half of whom are considered obese. Of course obesity is also strongly linked to many other health problems including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. The economic costs are enormous. A 2011 article in the The Lancet estimates the annual medical costs of these diseases will increase by as much as $60 billion by 2030. While there is no magic solution to weight loss, research supports a number of health benefits of dark chocolate for this purpose including reduced insulin sensitivity, increased feelings of fullness and reduced stress and cortisol levels.
1. Reduce insulin resistance with dark chocolate
Insulin, which is released by the pancreas when blood sugar rises, has the job of escorting blood glucose into the cells. Repeated release of insulin due to too much sugary food causes the cells to develop resistance to insulin preventing it from doing its job and depriving the cells of needed nutrition. Now the body fears starvation, calls for more food and signals a need to store fat to protect against starvation. The result? Weight gain.
Substituting dark chocolate for some of the sugary foods may help reduce insulin resistance. A 2005 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported on research in which 15 healthy individuals ate either white or dark chocolate for 15 days. At the end of this time those who ate the dark chocolate experienced significantly higher insulin sensitivity and significantly lower insulin resistance compared to the white chocolate group. As a nice bonus, the dark chocolate group also experienced lower blood pressure.
This is not an isolated study. Research published in 2012 in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and based on a meta-analysis of 42 studies of chocolate and cocoa, supported the connection between dark chocolate consumption and significant reductions in serum insulin which caused resistance to insulin to decrease. They also found chocolate associated with consistent reductions in blood pressure.
2. Chocolate helps stop food cravings
Reductions in food cravings between meals can help prevent overeating and this means foods that promote feelings of fullness can be important for weight loss. Once again healthy dark chocolate may be part of the answer. A study from Denmark reviewed in a 2008 edition of Science Daily found that dark chocolate, compared to milk chocolate, was more filling and also lessened cravings for unhealthy foods.
Sixteen lucky study subjects ate either dark or milk chocolate and then gave feedback on how hungry they felt over the next several hours. At the two and a half hour mark they were given as much pizza as they could eat. Researchers recorded calorie intake for each individual and found that it was 15 percent less for those who had previously eaten dark chocolate. The same group also noted lower cravings for snack foods (sweet, salty or fatty) compared to the milk chocolate group.
3. Chocolate reduces stress and cortisol levels
Stress triggers release of cortisol which causes the body to secrete more insulin leading to overeating. In a 2009 study published in the Journal of Proteome Research, 30 subjects who suffered from anxiety consumed 1.4 ounces of dark chocolate daily for two weeks. Urinalysis showed a resulting reduction in the excretion of cortisol prompting the scientists to conclude chocolate can alter human metabolism.
PETE’S DIET AND ORGANIC DARK CHOCOLATE
Pete ate dark chocolate to help him control his cravings. He believes that dark chocolate actually helped get over his diabetes as it helped him control his blood sugar levels. This is what Peter said about his diet:
“I also had a secret weapon which was organic dark chocolate which a lot of people misconceive, but they
should not, because these chocolates, cut my portions in half, and what it boils down to is: CALORIES IN,
THESE ARE THE PROVEN BENEFITS OF DARK CHOCOLATE:
- Dark Chocolate assists with weight loss programs
- Dark Chocolate is a great source of Antioxidants by enjoying it as healthy snack
- Dark Chocolate is great for before and after meals to curb cravings
- Peter’s choice of Dark Chocolate is Diabetic, Gluten, Vegan and Celiac-friendly
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