Fat Burning, Weight Loss, Diet and Fitness Question of the Week

Every week I answer a question or questions that are sent in to me regarding fat burning, weight loss, diet, fitness and  or the Fat X program. Today's question was sent to me via e-mail yesterday and it was regarding weight loss and chocolate.

I'm a chocoholic. I can't stop eating chocolate. How do I lose weight?

First of all, I personally believe that the word "can't" should only be used in extreme cases. I can't fly, I can't walk on water and I can't bring back people from the dead would be good examples. I can't stop eating chocolate should actually be rephrased to I don't want to stop eating chocolate or I won't stop eating chocolate.

Now that we have that out of the way, we can get down to the issue. You won't lose weight if you over eat. Be it chocolate or anything else. So what you need to do is to follow one of the principles of the Fat X diet and ration your chocolate. Keep it withing the 5% range. Make it as difficult as possible for you to obtain any more than that. Chocolate doesn't magically appear in your mouth. Realize that you're the one putting it there, and that you have the power to control that. Empower yourself.

On a side note, if you feel you're using the word "can't" a lot, volunteer with special needs children, watch the Special Olympics or Para Olympics and believe me, you'll begin to use it a lot less.

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