The Intention of My Blog

Welcome, my beloved readers!

In case you're wondering, it's not a typo up there for you see the definition of goodly is:

used as an adjective to describe something
1. of ample or good size, ex: a goodly amount.
2. of a fine appearance, ex: a goodly young man.
3. Archaic. of good quality, ex: a goodly gift.

I am a mother who home educates her children; I would be pleased if you'd look around. You never know if I might have something to your liking. I've blogged about different topics. I hope you enjoy your stay here. May God bless you with peace, a renewing of your mind, and rest as you read my posts.

Please remember to subscribe to my blog, using any variety of methods, which are below to the right, including Facebook.

Thanks to all for your patience as I have been on the mend. I had double heart bypass surgery in February of 2013, and I needed to focus on my recovery, which has been in steady progress. Thanks for your kind consideration.

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Moderation in Eating Dark Chocolate

Chocolate--can I live without it?

I was feeling too weak to post yesterday, but I'm making up for it today; thanks for understanding!

I have a love-hate relationship with caffeine.  I realized months ago that I couldn't drink soda.  I don't want to go back to it.  I've suffered too much with my kidneys and lower back feeling bruised.  

What should I do about hot cocoa, coffee, tea, and chocolate?

I'm talking about me loving the very things that might be making me sick.  I already know that I should stay away from soda.  I've been successful with that goal.  I had been off of soda for a few months.  Drinking it again recently made me sick again.

Listening to my body is letting me know what triggers my skin condition.  I've heard that I should keep away from things like high fructose corn syrup.  I also need to stay away from MSG (monosodium glutamate) and food coloring.  What I can't seem to get away from is chocolate.

Pain might be a deterrent to eating chocolate.

I went so far as to go to dark chocolate, up to 86%.  I decided to stay away from milk chocolate, but I gotta admit, Hershey's Kisses often call my name.  Still, I've heard that dark chocolate is healthier for you.  There's just a problem with chocolate--I feel an instant pang of pain at the diseased parts of my body.  I feel a sense of sadness that I might have to part ways with my beloved chocolate.

Do I dare to give up chocolate?

I ate some right now to test my theory.  Perhaps the antioxidant properties of dark chocolate are helping me.  I don't know.  All I know is the idea of moderation is speaking to me right now.  I'm hearing that perhaps I can eat a little at a time.

...I might not give up dark chocolate after all!

Well, thanks for reading this blog entry about moderation in eating dark chocolate

How about you, my readers?  Do you ever overeat chocolate?  Did you know that dark chocolate is an antioxidant?  I encourage you to consider breaking down your chocolate intake into proper serving sizes.  You just might find that your chocolate lasts a little longer and that your health is maintained.

This is an entry for Medical Mondays.  For past entries, click here.

Disclaimer: The viewpoints that I discussed here are just my opinions.  Please consult your physician before altering anything relating to your health.  I am only suggesting here to take charge of your health.  Don't just leave your health in the hands of your doctors; become your own advocate.  You know best how your body is doing.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I welcome all comments. Please leave one, and I will respond. Thanks so much!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...