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Postby Dolly » Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:45 am

Two large Christmas hamper baskets arrived at the door. One of them (the one the family opened) was filled with lots of different types of chocolate. I'm sorry to say I sampled some.

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Postby Fairie » Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:05 am

Keep that boot Dolly, I'm sure most of us will need it over the next week or so. :wink:
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Postby dragonfly1 » Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:09 pm

oh dear. hopefully you've got it out of the way now and you wont need to sample any more.
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Postby BigM » Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:02 am

It happens during this time of the year, but sampling abit isnt a problem i think, you'll just have to control yourself and try not to eat a lot of it.
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Postby Dolly » Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:14 am

Thanks guys, I only ate equal to 7 squares of different flavoured choc, and I skipped a couple of meals today to make up for last nights indulgence, but because of my hypothyroidism I think I still may have gained.
Will check on the scales on Thursday morning for our weekly group weigh-in (I'm trying to train myself not to panic and jump on the scales on a daily basis)
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Postby Dolly » Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:20 pm

I only have one word to say................................



CHOCOLATE!



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Postby BigM » Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:25 pm

I only have one word to say........................





CAROB!
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Postby Dolly » Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:27 pm

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Postby BigM » Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:31 pm

woops i really didnt explain that... i'v browsed through a book my mum is reading at the moment, it has something to do with Liver Control, and how a healthy liver can help with metabolism and other areas... anyway i came across an interesting comment, the author, a well known Australian doctor (sorry cant remmeber name at the moment) said that Carob is a good substitute for chocolate.

They both have similiar qualities and may feel similiar but Carob essentially has less fat and calories. Here's a website i quickly searched that gave some background information:

http://www.botgard.ucla.edu/html/botanytextbooks/economicbotany/Ceratonia/

Here's a brief extract, the above passage of the link just gives information regarding the plant's origin etc...

Although this product has a slightly different taste than chocolate, it has only one-third the calories (total 1595 calories per pound), is virtually fat-free (chocolate is half fat), is rich in pectin, is nonallergenic, has abundant protein, and has no oxalic acid, which interferes with absorption of calcium
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Postby Dolly » Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:57 pm

I know of the book you're speaking of, it's The Liver Cleansing Diet by Dr Sandra Cabot. http://www.whas.com.au/books.php

I'm a big fan of hers and have attended her seminar, I have her Liver Cleansing book, the Syndrome X book and Raw Juices can save your life and another one called Don't Let Your Hormones Ruin Your Life.

The thing about replacing chocolate with carob is that they taste miles apart. it's like telling me to replace chocolate with tea, it just isn't a substitute for cocoa.
When I tasted some carob a while back I near vomited because it did not settle in my stomach, whom ever discovered it :shock: should have been horse whipped (sorry this is my own personal opinion) That carob bean should have remained on the tree and never been discovered.
Chocolate itself is also non fat (it's just that the manufacturers sell it in sugar and fat to make chocolate bars.
The only good replacement I've found for a chocolate bar is a Jarrah Chocolatte Drink
http://aussie.fbcusa.com/xcart/customer ... 972&page=1
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Postby BigM » Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:16 am

yes that is the book Dolly. Lol on the comment about the discover of carob, i for one haven't tried it so i dont know... i agree with what you're saying about manufacturers, dark chocolate is good but i guess all the preservatives added to make it more appealing has made it bad.
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Postby Fairie » Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:29 am

I only have one word to say...................




CHEESE
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Postby Dolly » Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:50 pm

Never mind about my chocolate Fay, you are one naughty girl to have eaten that cheese!

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So come on BigM, ya can't tell me you were a saint with food over the Christmas break, or were you? :shock:
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Postby Fairie » Thu Dec 29, 2005 5:19 pm

Awh.... :cry:
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Postby Dolly » Fri Dec 30, 2005 12:28 am

Jus' kidding Fay, you know we can always work any food into our daily calorie allowance.
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