How's this for a dream come true study. Researchers say eating a tiny bit of dark chocolate before a meal can help you lose weight by suppressing your appetite, so you eat fewer calories. What? Can it be true? Read on...
They say eating CHOCOLATE before dinner might help you lose weight, because it suppresses your appetite. But before you get too excited, it has to be DARK chocolate.
Researchers in England had three groups of women eat a tiny bit of chocolate before meals, and tracked them for three weeks to see how much they ate.
Some of the women had dark chocolate, some had milk chocolate, and some had white chocolate. The women who had dark chocolate consumed about 20% fewer calories during their next meal than the ones who ate milk chocolate. But they felt just as full.
The women who ate white chocolate actually ate the MOST . . . about 10% more calories than the milk chocolate group, and 30% more than the ones who ate dark chocolate.
If you want to give it a go, try a TINY bit of dark chocolate before dinner which might actually help you lose weight. However, too much could do the opposite because of the extra calories.
Researchers say a compound in chocolate that makes you digest carbs more slowly, which suppresses your appetite. And there's more of the compound in dark chocolate than any other kind.