Eat Chocolate – Stay Slim

Somewhere between writing the middle and the end of my summer release Operation Prince Charming – the chocolate monkey jumped on my back.

It started off innocently enough.

I needed the sugar buzz to help my weary fingers and aching backside keep pace with the story spinning inside my head. But now that it’s done, I don’t have an excuse to buy my beloved Hershey Chocolate Bliss milk chocolates by the sack.

I tried going cold turkey – but chocolate keeps calling my name!

So I’ve found couple of substitutes that allow me to enjoy the rich taste of chocolate without bursting out of my skinny jeans.

VitaMuffin VitaTops in Deep Chocolate satisfy the chocolate craving for only 100 calories, and the 6 grams of fiber are filling enough that you won’t reach for a seconds.

At 180 calories each, Luna Protein bar in Cookie Dough are a decent candy bar substitute. But keep in mind, this is a PROTEIN bar – it’s not going to taste like a Snickers. Still, tasty enough to keep a sweet tooth happy, and it’s chockfull of vitamins and 12 grams of protein.

If you’re on Weight Watchers (I’ve been Lifetime for seven years, so I can’t help counting points in my head.) Here are the points:

VitaMuffin VitaTops in Deep Chocolate – 1 pt
Luna Protein bar in Cookie Dough – 3 pts

I’ll tell you more about Operation Prince Charming next month. Meanwhile, enjoy the chocolate!


  1. I don't know if you meant this to be funny @ I tried going cold turkey – but chocolate keeps calling my name! ...though I admit I laughed.

    I have no idea what's the deal with women and chocolate, but it does appear to be an ongoing battle.

    You appear to be in the lead with this revelation. Good deal.

  2. Thanks for counting the points for me. I look forward to the day when I can be a WW lifetimer.

  3. I have a work colleague who's turning into my chocolate dealer. He always has a bar of quality chocolate stashed in his desk and hands me a chunk or two mid-afternoon just when I need perking up. I know his game - but I'm hooked!

  4. I'm with Kwana. The day I make Lifetime is the day I dance a jig in the middle of the street--wait for the story!

    Phyllis, I've seen those Vita muffin tops. I'll need to eventually buy some. Thankfully, dark chocolate isn't as high in sugar (or points), so I keep that in the house. For the WW people, the one point mint chocolate bars of heavenly. I have some in the freezer now. They're like the GS thin mints.

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  6. Great tips!!! If you haven't already, subscribe to this newsletter:

    Every day, she provides recipes and products you can find in the store that are low-cal substitutes for the regular thing. (Although the vegan chocolates she recommended today are mucho expensive!)

  7. Looking forward to hearing more about your book .... I love the title and cover!

  8. I always claim I'd be a size 6 if not for chocolate.

    Please consider guesting on my blog about your new book! My readers would love to hear about it.

  9. Thanks for the ideas for chocolate on WW and points -that is helpful. I am always fighting my addiction to chocolate.

  10. Phyllis - Hope you remain safe and sound in your city throughout the awful flood conditions.

  11. Ahhh, the chocolate monkey. Glad to to hear it's just not me.

    A few weeks ago, the hubs got me a Godiva chocolate bunny for Easter. Before he could tell me to save it for Easter Sunday, I'd already bitten its head off.

    Thanks for popping by!