Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Day 4: I Ate Chocolate...Lots of Chocolate.

Don't wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty.  ~Lora Brody
I ate two of these wonderful slices and a chocolate bar.   
Why?  Well....Because they were there.  
And I confess that if there had been more chocolate available to me, I probably would have devoured that too!   I simply could not get enough chocolate in me.     Tell me you've never  had one of those days!

Recently, I read that you can curb your chocolate cravings by eating bell peppers.   When you crave chocolate your body may be lacking in magnesium.    Apparently Bell peppers are a more healthful option for getting that all-important nutrient than chocolate.   

Bell peppers are lower in sugar and calories and higher in Vitamin C.   From a dietary perspective, they are much better for your body than chocolate is (although raw dark chocolate may be a contender here.) 
But in my opinion why in the world would anyone in their right mind choose a bell pepper over a decadent piece of chocolate?   Peppers don't taste as great as chocolate does and they do almost nothing for one's soul.    
The official Self Care Girl position on this:  If Chocolate makes you happy,  don't opt for a stupid bell pepper!  
Being happy is good self care!   

What did you do for Day 4?  (Note:  It is not to late to have a piece of chocolate)


Lisa said...

I agree with your position! A pepper just can't take the place of chocolate!!

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