It’s no surprise that we love chocolate (of course we should do as we make it all day long!). So, we were just as shocked as you are likely to be upon hearing this…but did you know that indulging in this delicious sweet treat when anxiety is getting on top of you can actually help you lose weight (providing you chose the right one of course!)

Dark chocolate is the way forward here choose chocolate that is 70% cocoa or higher, and aim for one that has no milk solid. The lighter kinds are crammed full with sugar and lack significantly in cocoa bean (the ingredient that supplies all the health benefits).

So, how exactly does eating chocolate keep your weight in check? Here’s the science part…

  1. Chocolate actually contains fiber which is helpful in keeping your appetite under control
  2. A little sweet treat on occasion can help keep those cravings in check and allow you to follow your weight-loss plan, therefore, cutting cravings
  3. Eating small amounts of chocolate every day can help you relax and reduce stress levels
  4. Flavanols that are found in chocolate have been found to help lower blood sugar and also decrease body fat 
  5. Eating dark chocolate (in moderation) can help prevent and repair the cellular damage caused by inflammation due to the flavanols within the cocoa bean and therefore reduces inflammation and bloating