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Dukan Diet Love Those Chocolate Cookies

RECIPE POSTED SEPTEMBER 05, 2011

Day 54   PV          Wt 175                    September 24, 2011

Daily Loss:   0.7  lbs.
Total Loss:  31.3  lbs.
Wt. to go:    20.7  lbs

Yesterday I was interrupted while posting and did not get back to finish it.  I had an invite by a friend  to a coffee and apple pie get together to say thank you to volunteers.  Her husband passed away last week so I could not say no.

I made the bran cookies to take them with me and serve them as an extra item (Lagniappe (lan’ yap) New Orleans language).

Everyone  said they liked them.

True some people were polite.  (“I would not like to eat them everyday.”)

The cinnamon cookies and chocolate cookies were made about the diameter of a quarter.   And yes,  I ate two cookies  and drank one quart of ice water.  It worked out great.   I had given my self permission to eat extra bran since two cookies  equaled  one scant teaspoon of oat bran .  I was hungry and since I am battling this lung infection I had to eat.

I do not get invited to functions or to people’s houses to eat.    Sis warned me that when you used napkins to blot sauce or oil off of food,  it gets ugly fast.  So ugly it takes everyone’s appetite away.   Yours included.

Tough gig having to eat out as part your career.

Dukan Diet Chocolate Blues Choice of Cocoa: Dark or Natural

Day  52   PV             Wt 176.1             September 22, 2011

Daily Loss:    0.9  lb
Total Loss:  30.2 lbs
Wt. to go:    21.8 lbs

Breakfast:   Bran cookies

Lunch:    Scrambled eggs and ham

Snack:   2 chicken fingers baked

Supper:   String beans  and turkey bacon, yogurt

We have all heard about the good things in  dark chocolate but what about cocoa?

Eric L. Ding, PhD, of Harvard Medical School says the apparent health benefits come from polyphenolic flavonoids in cocoa that have the potential to prevent heart disease.  Flavonoids are antioxidants that are commonly found in fruits, vegetables, tea, wine, and coffee.

http://diabetes.webmd.com/news/20110323/cocoa-rich-in-health-benefit

For more information just search the web.  There are many studies and other information.   Dr Ding’s statement is what the internet reports say but are all cocoas the same??   Natural cocoa, dutch cocoa and dark cocoa are all very different.

Important note- To fully benefit from chocolate’s wide array of nutrients, eat chocolate that is as close to its natural state as possible. Whole cacao beans and nibs are best. You lose many of the health benefits when you eat commercially produced chocolate.    http://bestsuperfoods.wordpress.com/2008/11/05/why-unprocessed-raw-chocolate-is-good-for-you/        This is well documented  on the internet and is logical

Dutch-process cocoa powder is made from cocoa (cacao) beans that have been washed with a potassium solution, to neutralize their acidity. Natural cocoa powder is made from cocoa beans that are simply roasted, then pulverized into a fine powder.  Black cocoa is cocoa powder that has been heavily-Dutched. If you’ve ever had an Oreo cookie, the outer cookies are a good example of black cocoa. Because it has a strong, very brusque flavor, it’s best used in conjunction with another cocoa powder and is mostly used to boost color. Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder is heavily Dutched, and is close to black cocoa powder. (King Arthur sells true black cocoa powder. http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2010/02/cocoa-powder-faq-dutch-process-v/

The cocoa that stands out as the less processed is natural cocoa.  If you want even less processed you must go to cocoa beans for cocoa nibs that are the most unprocessed cocoa.

So it is your choice.  If you like the color dutch and black cocoa give, use the processed cocoa.  Use what you want but do not fool yourself that darker cocoa is better for you.  If you like the rich flavor of natural cocoa use natural cocoa.  Natural cocoa has retained more nutrients than Dutch cocoa and black cocoa because it is less processed.

Vicki’s Chocolate Eggs Dukan Diet Friendly

Day 49          Monday     Wt 177          September 19, 2011

Daily Loss:  4.3 lbs
Total Loss: 29.3 lbs
Wt. to go:   22.7 lbs

Breakfast  1 egg and 1/4 cup egg whites  1 slice Canadian bacon chopped up in scrambled eggs.

Snack  Coffee and 2 bran cookies

Lunch   2 Pork slices.

Supper   2 ounce hamburger and  glass of milk

Snack  Vicki’s chocolate eggs

No losses 4.3 lbs in one day.  I retain water despite staying with a strict low sodium diet  (800 to 1000 mg  day).  Can not go any lower.  I missed the thrill of midway but I dread having to see the up and down of the weight.  I will be up tomorrow.  Hazards of getting older.

I have been reading ahead and getting scared.  Pure protein day is going to be hard in the next phase.  When searching the net,  I came upon Vicki’s  Dukan blogging.   http://dukanblogging.blogspot.com

Ms Vicki has already met TW and is still blogging the days of consolidation.  One of her favorite things to eat is chocolate scrambled eggs.  She loves them.  No one else gave an opinion and so I thought I would try it.

The simplicity of this is wonderful.  Cheap. Very low carb (about 2 or 3 g).   I have changed it a bit but it will always be:

Vicki’s Chocolate  Scrambled Eggs

1/2 cup egg whites    (Do not use  Egg Beaters.)

1 Tbsp fat-free Greek Yogurt

4  Splenda packets  (I use a combo of splenda and stevia base sweeteners.)

1 1/2 tsp.  Hersey’s special dark  cocoa powder

Directions:

1)  In a microwave-safe bowl,  mix the sweetener and cocoa powder. Then add yogurt and mix again. Finally, slowly whisk in the eggs.

2) No more whisking after this.

2) Microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes checking frequently after 1 min.  Error on side of over done.  Serve hot or cold.

Directions for Sis. Combine dry ingredient then add wet.  Whisk well then leave alone.  Microwave 1 1/2 minutes. Drain off uncooked egg and serve with sf chocolate syrup.  Do Not Overcook  (It will turn to rubber).  See pictures below.

Mix dry cocoa and splenda

Add yogurt

Add egg whites and whisk well

Drain any uncooked egg if needed, serve hot or cold with sf chocolate. Looks better in real life.

I love this too.  Thank you  Vicki.

http://dukanblogging.blogspot.com/2011/08/day-63-cruise-chocolate-scrambled-eggs.html