LIFESTYLE

How To Lose Weight: Keep Eating Chocolate, Say Experts (We're So Happy We Could Cry)

15/10/2013 10:53 BST | Updated 15/10/2013 10:54 BST
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Prepare yourself for the best news you will hear all day: eating chocolate can help you lose weight.

*scoffs Kit Kat Chunky*

Oh yes, our dark and mysterious confectionery friend can help dieters shed pounds.

A YouGov survey, polling 2,100 dieters nationwide, reveals that 86% of dieters lost enough weight to improve their health whilst continuing to eat chocolate and other treats.

Chocolate Health Benefits

An astounding 91% of slimmers who lost 10% of their body weight, did so whilst still eating chocolate as part of a healthy balanced diet.

Of those who lost the most weight, 91% of those polled did so whilst still eating chocolate as part of a healthy balanced diet.

Janet Aylott, nutrition scientist and expert for Nutracheck (who commissioned the research, says “Extensive research has proven that diets centred around food elimination are much more likely to fail. The key is to take a more relaxed approach and to have a little of what you like."

Find out more about calorie counter and food diary Nutracheck.

Chocolate Health Benefits