I fully intend to enjoy a little chocolate treat tomorrow on Valentine’s Day. It will be something “light” but yet deliciously chocolate. I use to be a big time chocolate lover, in fact I craved it at times. Chocolate was one of my food groups! That was when I only ate milk chocolate. Then I discovered dark chocolate and a developed a whole new taste for chocolate. A small serving is all it takes to satisfy me since it’s flavor is more intense. Also since the amount of sugar in dark chocolate is less it doesn’t lead me to craving more. Maybe, just maybe, when I use to eat a lot of milk chocolate, it could have been the sugar that I was craving.
I won’t be having either milk or dark chocolate bars tomorrow but I will be indulging in a fabulous low sugar, low fat, low calorie dessert that I will be whipping up for myself and all the while staying on my food plan. Love that!
Is it just me or does that top raspberry have a “heart” shape to it?
A little unsweetened cocoa (Droste brand is my favorite)
A little sweetener.
Some fat free Greek yogurt
All blended together until smooth and creamy.
It’s creamy, dreamy and chocolate!
Add a few raspberries for fun.
It tastes even better when it’s served in a cute tea cup too!
Chocolate Mousse Yogurt
6 ounces plain fat free Greek yogurt ( I use Fage brand)
3-5 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa ( I use 5 teaspoons – I like it more intense)
NuNaturals vanilla Stevia drops to taste or sweetener of your choice – Agave or honey would also be great
Put all ingredients in a small bowl and stir, stir and stir until all the cocoa is blended into the yogurt. Transfer to a pretty serving cup. Chill. Add a few fresh raspberries or strawberries and enjoy!
Yield 1 Serving
Nutritional Information (not including berries)
Amount Per Serving; Calories 158.97, Total Fat 3.7g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 69.36mg, Total Carbohydrates 22.38g, Fiber 8.96g, Protein 22.53g
Yesterday was day 17 of cycle 1 on the 17 Day Diet! Woo-hoo! Today is day one of cycle 2 and a few more foods are added so I am very excited about that.
This morning I decided to get on the scale so I would be able to keep track of my weight loss for cycle 2. Low and behold I was up a half a pound from Friday! Do I think I gained a half pound of fat back since Friday – no of course not!
We hiked 11 miles in the foothills on Saturday for a total of 5 1/2 hours climbing up and down. Then another 3 miles on Sunday. Both days I had maybe 1200 calories at the end of the day and it was all healthy food. I am sharing this just to show that you can’t go only by what the scale says. I am back into my size 6 jeans and feeling thinner! The scale is only one little measure of our progress and I prefer to go by how I look and how my clothes feel. Today’s numbers on the scale is exactly why I don’t measure all of my success by what it says.
For those of you who are interested, I will try and post about cycle 2 of The 17 Day Diet later this week.
You all have a fabulous Valentine’s Day and enjoy a little treat without going crazy!
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How often do you weigh yourself?
I go through phases where I sometimes weigh everyday and then sometimes just once a week. Right now I weigh every couple of days.