Chocolate before 9am?

Never say diet…not to me As far as diets go, they don’t work for me. The minute I think I should diet I want to eat everything. Even things I dislike seem to whisper inticments to my tongue. Normally, I detest cake because of cake’s texture, and dryness. Plus cakes do not pack the flavor pow of a freshly baked fruit pie with French vanilla ice cream. I tend to choose flavor over sugary candies, and desserts.😋

Whenever I begin to eat too much. (Who doesn’t want to eat the foods we love? Especially more of our favorite foods?) Many of my favorite foods are fruits, and pies. I could make a long list, beginning with lemon meringue pie, dark chocolate with raspberry sorbet, flan, blueberry muffins, fresh whipped cream, and blackberry tartes. 

3 things I do to maintain fitness & health

I stop buying cookies, ice cream, and snacks. If they are not in my house I won’t eat them. 

I eat more fresh vegetables and fruits. 

I add more movement to my day.

  • Leave foods I like too much alone
  • Eat more celery, fresh basil, tomatoes, etc.
  • Walk and move more each day

 Health studies show weight loss or maintaining a healthy weight relies more on consistent physical exercise than dieting.
Raising physical activity Parking far from shops or events, taking the stairs, and dancing in our kitchen become refreshed habits. I like how I feel when I dance. I like climbing stairs, and hills. Of course I love walking our dog or walking with friends, and family.

What’s chocolate got to do with health?  I love dark chocolate! So when I read a study of workers who ate dark chocolate before work, I wanted to try it. So far I have noticed an improvement in mood, and mental focus (essential for writers). Not a bad reason to get out of bed either.


                                              My dark chocolate prebreakfast 

Read about the study at this link. http://tipsforhome.net/health-tips/science-shows-eating-chocolate-cake-breakfast-good-brain-waistline/


What has this got to do with dogs? Our dogs reflect our habits, and daily choices. Dogs are utterly depend on our leadership, and caregiving.

common saying is, if your dog is overweight perhaps you could you lose a few pounds too.

If we can benefit from more vegetables, our dogs can too. Add a handful of fresh sugar snap peas cut up as treats instead of dog biscuits. Try adding tidbits of other vegetables to your dogs food, either cooked or raw. You might be surprised that your dog, like our dog tastes the difference between fresh garden, organic zucchini, and commercially grown zucchini. 

Begin slowly. Many dog health experts suggest we gradually add a new dog food while decreasing a dog’s typical food. Note, older dogs, and puppies have special dietary needs. My blog is not medical advice, merely wellbeing suggestions. 


Please comment with tips or methods you use to maintain your dogs health or your dog’s healthy weight. 

We love our readers.

Deborah Taylor-French

5 thoughts on “Chocolate before 9am?

  1. We have the KISS rule that works for both the pups and me. Eat less, move more. It seems to work the best. Like you noted, diets don’t work. The first syllable doesn’t exactly inspire success. No wonder so many find it difficult to succeed. Enjoy that fabulous looking breakfast.

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