Relief from a leading holiday dilemma: chocolate
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chocolate everywhere. What to do about all those holiday- colored
M&Ms, swirl Hershey's kisses, gift-boxed chocolates for the dinner
hosts, holiday mints galore, office and party hors d'oeuvres, and
snack tables filled with some form of bite-sized chocolates, even if
it's white chocolate-covered pretzels. The holidays invariably
create dilemmas all across America. All that tempting chocolate
thrust at you everywhere you turn.
can relax. The latest wisdom on the subject of chocolate is out just
in time to help you put it all in the right perspective.
Newest Rules of Chocolate
If you've got melted
chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly.
raisins, cherries, orange slices and strawberries all count as
fruit, so eat as many as you want.
The problem: How to get
2 pounds of chocolate home from the store in hot car. The solution:
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.
A nice box of
chocolates can provide your total daily intake of calories in one
place. 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?
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If calories are an
issue, store your chocolate on top of the fridge. Calories are
afraid of heights, and they will jump out of the chocolate to
If you eat equal
amounts of dark chocolate and white chocolate, is that a balanced
diet? Don't they actually counteract each other?
Money talks. Chocolate
Chocolate has many
preservatives. Preservatives make you look younger.
Q: Why is there no such
organization as Chocoholics Anonymous?
A: Because no one wants to quit.
If not for chocolate,
there would be no need for control-top pantyhose. An entire garment
industry would be devastated.
chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today. That way,
at least you'll get one thing done.