Recently I dispappeared form the internets. It turns out that livin la vida offline can be so absorbing that I’m not always able to collect thoughts and write down a couple of sentences. Since gym is one of the places on my map which I visit quite often, obviously diet and nutrition play huge role in my life.
Not to be judged of hypocrisy, I decided to take a deeper look at the chocolate and its part in a diet.
Is chocolate diet or diet chocolate an oxymoron?
These days everyone has to fit. Fit ain’t no myth. You know who who eats chocolate these days?
Those lil lazy fatties. Do you want to be one of those? I bet your a*se you do not. So no chocky for you, right? But is that really so…?
So let’s start up with a really boring part -let’s look into what diet really is.
So what is so different about fitness gurus diet plans , can average couch potatoes apply some basics and turn their physiques virtually overnight into the ones that resemble crossfit champions?
Well, in short, the difference is lies mainly in the recommended supply of macronutrients. In the diet of an athlete by far the biggest role play proteins.
Depending on the training objectives (reduction or mass gain), a person who is physically active should consume between 1.7 and 3.3 g of protein per kg of body weight. Chocolate is mainly carbs and fat ….
So is it possibile to fit chocolate into the lives of the fit?
Whether chocolate truly makes you fat I discussed separately. Hardly anyone is a cyborg and hence almost everyone is guilty of a diet slip. The good in the bad is that with so many low or free-calorie sugar replacemets you can literally have your cake and it.
In a separate post I discussed benefits of eating cocoa beans and embedding them into a bodybuilder’s diet.
So for all of you on a diet I prepared a following recipe:
Chocolate cake for those sad people who watch their waistline
(gluten-free)(fasten your seatbelts)
- half a cup of coconut flour
- half a glass of ground or finely chopped almond
- a half-cup of gluten-free oatmeal
- half a cup of ground flax
- half a cup of flaxseed
- Cup of cocoa beans
- a handful of walnuts
- two scoops of chocolate protein powder
- a tablespoon of cocoa butter
- Optional seasonings (I add all of those -am a spicy girl ;-))-cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and a teaspoon Himalayan salt
- Put all of the ingredients in a bowl
- Add water just enough to get the regular dough texture (in my case it was a little over half a cup)
- Put it in the oven for 30 min at 180 degrees Celsius
This chocolate cake goes great with coffee, providing a solid portion of energy throughout the morning. If it comes out a little dry you can spread some sugar-free jam (I add jelly 0 kcal) or yogurt over it.