Book Review: Eat Chocolate, Lose Weight by Dr. Will Clower

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The main thought:

Dr. Clower diet plan lets you snack chocolates that contains 70% Cocoa or above. The diet requires you to eat chocolate before and after meal including breakfast and dinner. According to the book Cocoa can help boost your metabolism by providing enough sugar (it makes sense that you cannot each chocolates unless it has 70% Cocoa content) and pumping loads of anti-oxidants to your immune system. The bitter-sweet taste helps reduce appetite and sends signal to your brain that says, “You have eaten enough.” Since you eat very dark chocolates, this diet won’t spike your sugar levels and instead just balance it so you will not crave for something sweet anymore. Get the book through


Before the book:

I’m a chocolate lover. My day will not be complete without having a bar of chocolate. My mouth waters whenever it crosses my mind. Chocolate is like cigarette to me, a bad habit to break. Eating too many sweets has taken its toll on by body, and I gained a lot of weight but at least I’m happy. Till one day, my friend and I visited our favorite bookstore when I came across this book that says “Eat Chocolate, Lose Weight”. I told myself, sounds a plan! I grabbed the book and paid for it. My friend thought that I was becoming desperate to lose weight, maybe I am. I have nothing to lose here, I get to eat what I wanted and lose at the same time, and so what’s the catch?


The catch:

I thought I could eat all types of chocolates but I was wrong. I could only eat dark chocolates. They’re not even sweet, they are bitter.


The process:

Maybe my friend is right, I’m already desperate to lose weight. I’m not the type of person who would agreed to this

Will Chocolates and Marijuana Go Well Together?

A lot of chefs, as well as scientists, think that the two are a possible pair because chocolate can mask the hash-like taste of marijuana, and both share chemical cousins which are THC and anandamide. Both chemicals also affect mood, pain perception, and appetite.

The Chemicals

THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is the main active ingredient of cannabis. It fits into the cannabinoid receptors in the brain, affecting the mind.

On the other hand, anandamide is a lipid that can be found in chocolate and also be produced in the brain. It’s almost identical to THC and causes a mild type of high.

pot-browniesWhen you combine both chemicals, they are believed by many scientists to prevent the cannabinoids like THC and CBD from breaking down, causing people to stay high for longer. It’s probably the reason why pot brownies are common.

A Closer Look at Anandamide

This chemical found in cacao powder is also produced by the brain and is used by neurons to communicate to one another. It’s believed to stimulate the human brain’s marijuana receptors, causing it to imitate what marijuana can do for the body.

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Anandamide is responsible for pleasure and motivation too. According to experiments, it may be as significant as serotonin and dopamine. It could even affect the way we think and express our emotions. When it was injected into rats’ forebrain during one study, it served as a pleasure enhances. It even increased the appetite of the rats. Having said this, it might largely affect how much a human can consume weed.

Anandamide is even referred to as an endocannabinoid since it’s made by the human body and copies the cannabinoids found in cannabis plants.

Because of this, chocolate and weed are regarded to be similar when it comes to boosting the brain’s cannabis neurotransmitter system. But because there’s not much chemical in the powder, you can’t get high from eating chocolate; the high will only stay longer because of the chocolate.

The Other Chemical



Theobromine is a bitter, volatile compound that can be found in cacao seeds. It’s a xanthine alkaloid that resembles caffeine when it comes to its effects on the body. Theobromine is a well-known vasodilator which drives chemicals and nutrients into the tissues, which could also be accountable for amplifying THC and CBD effects in the body, according to some studies.


weed-budsAlthough further research needs to be carried out, the chances that the two could get along better is high. But if you can’t wait for the results of future studies, you can always buy chocolates from a store and harvest your marijuana plants using one of the top bud trimmers right now, then experiment yourself. But of course, be careful.

Three Off-the-Beaten-Path Destinations for Chocolate Lovers


Brussels, Paris, Broc, Cologne, Oaxaca, London, New York, and San Francisco are among the top cities where you can find the finest chocolates. But if you want to go off the beaten paths, here are some of the best destinations for chocolate indulgence. From delicious cold chocolate drinks to chocolate spa treatments and more, these are the places you need to explore for a great chocolate tourism experience.

Bariloche, Argentina
Why go: Located in the foothills of the Andes, the picturesque city of Bariloche is not only known for its stunning natural scenery. It is also widely considered as the chocolate capital of Argentina.
Best spots: The chocolate shops at Mitre Avenue also known as the Avenue of Chocolate like the Abuela Goye, Chocolate Patagonico, Mamushka, Rapa Nui, and Torres. Other unmissable attractions include Museo Del Chocolate as well as the chocolate ice creams at Helados Jauja.

Saint Lucia, The Caribbean
Why go: The beaches and mesmerizing waters may be the top things often associated with Saint Lucia. But the beautiful Carribean island also boasts of a chocolate heritage that dates back to the 1700s. For chocoholics, August is a great time to visit as the island celebrates Chocolate Heritage Month.
Best spots: Boucan Hotel for the Rabot Estate Molten Chocolate, chocolate spa treatment, and the chocolate-making experience. The Jade Mountain is also famous for its Emerald Estate Organic Chocolate and Chocolate Laboratory.

Tokyo, Japan
Why go: Tokyo’s food scene is divine. The city is not only brimming with dining options where you can enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine and a wide selection of Michelin-starred restaurants. It is also home to numerous chocolatiers and chocolate shops where you can find top quality concoctions.
Best spots: Meiji’s 100% Chocolate Cafe in Kyobashi for its 56 varieties of chocolates, Chocolatier Palet D’Or (Marunouchi), Jean-Paul Hevin (Shinjuku), La Masion Du Chocolat (Ginza), Lindt Chocolat Café (Ginza), Michel Chaudun (Ginza), Minimal (Yoyogi), Pierre Marcolini (Ginza), and Wako Chocolate Salon (Ginza)

Why You Should Eat Chocolate More Often

dark chocolate

Contrary to popular belief, chocolate gives more health benefits than any other kind of sweet food out there.

One, it helps your body spread off a dose of much-needed endorphins to decrease high levels of stress. Two, it helps your body spread off a dose of much-needed energy to increase low levels of focus. Most of all, chocolate simply makes a person healthy – inside and out – thanks to its antioxidant properties.

However, it’s worth noting that you can only get these health benefits with the right kind of chocolate – namely, dark chocolate or any kind of raw cocoa.

And if you’re still wondering if about eating chocolate more often, here are some reasons why you should just go ahead and do it:

It helps lower the risk of heart diseases.

Aside from decreasing high levels of stress, chocolate also helps lower the risk of heart diseases. This is because chocolate, especially dark chocolate, has less fat content and is found to have compounds that help protect the heart against oxidation of low-density lipoprotein – the number one culprit of high cholesterol levels.

It helps protect the skin from sun damages.

If you’re constantly worrying about getting burned by the sun when you’re out all day, which can either be due to work or because of recreation, this item will make you jump for joy. You see, chocolate has a component called flavanol. This component is best known to improve blood flow in your skin, as well as increase hydration and density in your skin. The best part? It helps protect your skin from sun damages.

Indeed, chocolate gives more health benefits than any other kind of sweets out there.

How about you?

Do you love to eat chocolate?

Do you know any other health benefits of eating chocolate? Let us know in the comments section below!

On another hand, check out this Paleo London Broil recipe that gives more health benefits than any other kind of dishes out there.

Be Creative: Home-made truffles


Do you need some gift ideas? You’re on the right place. I’ll show you our delicious first chocolate project, perfect for gifts and giveaways. We really recommend this art chocolate project because it’s easy and fun to do. You can even ask your kids to help, we’re sure that they’ll have a good time, too.

Here are the things you will need:

Heavy cream

Chocolate scrapes

White chocolate


Dark chocolate scrapes

Optional: Liquour (if you are planning to give this to your adult friends)


For outer coating designs

You can use your imagination of how you want your truffles to look like. You can choose from a wide variety of options (almond nuts, hazelnuts, sprinkles, frosting, cocoa powder, and caramel drizzle, crushed chocolate bars, crushed while chocolate, cookies, dried fruits, and you name it!). You can be playful with the designs, just use your intuition which decorating materials you want to use here. If you need molding cups and trays, edible icing colors and other cute pre made decorations, you can start browsing these sites. | |


Ready to make your first truffles? Let’s start and don’t forget the apron. You just need to follow these 4 easy steps.

Prepare your ganache

Pre-heat heavy cream and once boiling, add you chocolate scrapes. The measurement depends on how much truffles you want to make. Just remember that the measurement of heavy cream and chocolate scrapes is 1 is to 1. Example, you have 500 grams of heavy cream so your chocolate scrape should be 500 grams as well. After mixing, place it on the fridge so it won’t be too runny when we start doing the coating. Easy right?

Prepare the coating

Mix white chocolate, dark chocolate and milk and slightly expose to heat until melted. Like ganache, the measurement is 1 is to 1. Let it cool but do not place it on the fridge.

Roll them into balls

Decide how big you want your truffles to be and roll your ganache and transform them into these fantastic balls. Place a grease paper on a tray or your work station and place your well-rounded truffles.

Coat your truffles

Use a fork to drain the excess coating. Place your truffle on top of the fork and drizzle them with your rich coating using a spoon. Place your coated truffles on grease paper

Here’s the best part! Designing time.

Be creative and don’t be afraid to make multiple designs. This part is the fun part, combine multiple designing materials to make the most daring pieces