Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Chocolate for Nutrition Month

March is nutrition month. So this is a good time for everyone to take a good look at their eating patterns. I thought I'd share this post. It's from my website.
Writers are usually busy people, at the very least balancing jobs, families and writing. To be able to maintain this lifestyle you need to get lots of sleep, exercise and follow a nutritious diet.

I’m going to share a few tips to help you with the nutritious eating part. You probably already know most of the things I’m going to discuss - but are you doing them?
Before we get to the serious stuff let’s talk about chocolate.

Chocolate is a vegetable – my favorite food group!!!
Chocolate is a vegetable! Chocolate is derived from cocoa beans. Bean = vegetable. Sugar is derived from either sugar cane or sugar beets. Both are plants, which places them in the vegetable category. Thus chocolate is a vegetable.

To go one step further, chocolate candy bars also contain milk, which is dairy. Therefore, candy bars are a health food.
Chocolate-covered raisons, cherries, orange slices and strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want.

If you’ve got melted chocolate all over your hands, you’re eating it too slowly.
The problem: How to get 2 pounds of chocolate home from the store in a hot car?

(Answer: Eat it in the parking lot.)
Diet tip: Eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It’ll take the edge off your appetite, and you’ll eat less.

If calories are an issue, store your chocolate on top of the fridge. Calories are afraid of heights and they will always jump out of the chocolate to protect themselves. (They’re testing this with other snack foods as well.)J
If you eat equal amounts of dark chocolate and white chocolate – it’s a balanced diet. They actually counteract each other.

Chocolate has many preservatives. Preservatives make you look younger. Therefore, you need to eat more chocolate.
Put “eat chocolate” at the top of your list of things to do today. That way at least you’ll get one thing done.

A nice box of chocolate can provide your total daily intake of calories on one place. Now isn’t that handy?
If you can’t eat all your chocolate, it will keep in the freezer. But if you can’t eat all your chocolate, what’s wrong with you?

If not for chocolate, there would be no need for control top pantyhose. An entire garment industry would be devastated. You can’t let that happen, can you?
If you want to read some serious nutrition tips, check out my website at http://www.beverleybateman.com


  1. Hi, Beverley! What a fun piece. What about nuts in chocolate? lol I eat some every day. hugs

  2. All are so valuable! I can see you are quite the nutritionist!