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The REAL Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate

I’ve always argued that chocolate is good for you. And – laugh though everybody has – I’ve been quite adamant that it doesn’t cause weight gain. I’m a chocoholic from way back (in fact a high school friends’ husband recently blamed me for her chocolate addiction!), and although I’ve had times when I’ve struggled with my weight, I’ve always had this intrinsic knowledge that the chocolate wasn’t the problem.

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Sure, I’ve been scoffed at, mocked and jeered at, but it hasn’t held me back from my quest to personally taste-test every different cocoa blend this world has to offer. Of course I’ve always known that I come across as a bit silly (the lady doth protest too much, methinks), but I haven’t let it get me down.

Anyway, you can imagine my absolute GLEE when Charles Poliquin announced in my BioSignature hormone testing course that chocolate is always recommended to his weight loss clients. I had to stop myself jumping out of the chair with an almighty “I KNEW it!”

Of course there are a few rules (well, only 5), but hey – if it means you get to indulge guilt-free then I’d say it’s worth it, wouldn’t you?

1. Raw chocolate is definitely the way to go. Not only is it absolutely delicious, and so satisfying that it honestly is hard to overeat the stuff, but the health benefits are simply stupendous. I’m talking heart health, antioxidants, mineral deficiencies and more! Check out this brief video to see for yourself –

2. Did he really say chocolate helps with weight loss? Yep, you heard right. The truth is that anything with health benefits is by definition useful for weight loss. Excess body fat is most commonly a result of toxic overload and poor nutrition – nutrient-dense foods detoxify and thus help your body to shed stored fat. For example, if you’ve perused some of my older posts you’ll know how true this is of fat, even saturated fat, despite what conventional wisdom has to say. And, while raw chocolate is ideal, the health benefits of regular dark chocolate also make it worth your while. This is due in large part to the antioxidants (polyphenols), which have been linked to anti-carcinogenic activity in animals, prevention of cancers and inflammatory bowel diseases, and stress management through the absorption of those nasty (aging!) free radicals.

3. Shop smart. I’d recommend no less than 70% (cacao) dark chocolate. This is because anything less has too much sugar, and sugar causes an insulin spike which leads to increased fat storage. While brands may vary slightly in sugar content, the average amount p/100 grams of 70% is 20 grams. Milk chocolate has around 50% sugar – a huge difference. 85% dark chocolate can have as little as 5 grams of sugar. Although it tastes very bitter at first, most people say that they “love it” after a week or so, and in fact can’t even stand to eat milk chocolate anymore! The really good news is that raw chocolate, which is still your number one health choice, is typically completely sugar free! It’s not as easy to find, but many organic or health food stores now stock it. My favorite brand is Living Earth, and (for my Melbourne readers) I order it through Miss Organic along with my fresh foods.

4. Keep it to 90 grams (max) per day. I say this because it’s what Charles Poliquin recommends, and given he’s trained Olympic gold medal holders in over 10 different sports and studied hormones/nutrition for over 30 years, it’s a cert he knows what he’s talking about. My advice – unless you’re a ripped 200 pound athlete then I wouldn’t go as high as 90 grams. Chocolate is still a very energy-dense food, particularly if you do go with 70% rather than 85% or raw (all things in moderation!) Stick to around 40-50 grams, with 90 as your pig-out back-up. The only catch (and again, thanks Charles for the tip) is that you must shave it with a cheese grater first. This helps to release the flavor, but it also slows down the eating!

5. Keep it organic. No exceptions. Lindt is a favorite here in Aus amongst dark chocolate lovers, but it doesn’t make my short-list. This is because it’s not organic. Non-organic chocolate can have over 200 different chemicals in its make-up, and synthetic chemicals (which are toxic) are stored in your body fat, causing it to expand. There are plenty of organic brands available these days, and even supermarkets stock them. Not only are they better for you, they taste much yummier than conventional. Another consideration is the metal lead, which is commonly present in chocolate and has been linked to brain damage, retardation, anemia, and behavior problems. When it comes to lead-free chocolate, raw is definitely the safest option.

For me the best part about quality chocolate is not that I can eat it guilt-free, it’s that even the littlest amount satisfies. As far as weight goes, overindulgence has never seemed to affect me previously, but I can’t say I loved the out of control feeling of pigging out on the stuff! Oh – and I’m not ashamed to say I’ve had quite a bit of fun playing “I told you so” to all those chocolate nay-sayers from years gone by. The really good news? Now it’s your turn!

Don’t forget –

Life is Now. Press Play.

Kat x

P.S.

Rebel.
Upstart.
Fuck the system; screw the rules.
Won’t do what they told me.
Too much.
Unreasonable.
Ridiculous.
Unprofessional.
Crazy!

Should I go on? I could, but I think you get the picture.

You’re the one who is not only not like the other PEOPLE, you’re also not like the other entrepreneurs.

They, they actually think they’re different; non-conformists?! Don’t make me laugh. You and I both see it as it is:

They just wanna be told how to build a pretty little website and a pretty little social media page or three and a pretty little online product or course and get their pretty little headshots and do a pretty little pre-scripted dance all over the internet so that other equally pretty fucking bland and boring and same same-y peoples pay them money,

And they can all sit in a pretty little womans circle together patting each other linking elbows and stroking each others hair and singing Kumbaya as the sun sets over another day of sinking ever deeper into the unremarkableness that is their lives.

They are the ones who are not only willing to jump through hoops, they also want to build more hoops for other people; they want to perpetuate the hoop jumping life and their whole sales pitch is basically some version of “I will help you to have a better and shinier hoop, come see!”

lolol

BUT REALLY.

Meanwhile, you –

You’ve tried the hoop-jumping life, maybe more than what you care to admit. And, whilst you’ve nothing against sitting around with other ladeez and stroking each others hair, you and your girls; the real ones?

You don’t exactly fit in in the typical woman’s circle.

You don’t feel at home with the pretty-preneurs, not even on the internet let alone in real life.

You don’t actually GIVE a fuck about having all your shit perfect,

Polished,

And just so –

And the idea of having sales and marketing and content processes which you have to systematically pre-plan and then work through and endlessly join dots with?

Makes you want to hurl.

Sure –

You’ve bought in at times to do the idea that maybe you DO gotta do it as they say.

An automated webinar, perhaps?? Facebook ads which carefully and smartly tell the world who you are and how you can help? A sales plan proven and tested by the greats. The gradual sinking slow decline of your soul, your joy, your dreams, and even your pussy as everything within you that once knew she could HAVE IT ALL AND DO LIFE HER WAY SLOWLY DRIES,

WITHERS TO NOTHING,

AND DIES?

Sure –

Why not

And look.

It’s not that any of these things are bad or wrong. Maybe right now you’ve got to a certain point by playing by the rules … kind of. Following what ‘logic’ suggests you do. Breaking free here and there with wild little jaunts into over the top madness, noticing how THAT lights you up and also how people respond to it … but ultimately continuing to go back to trying to find the right fucking system to get you to where you want to go,

Because this thing of trying to just be you interspersed with trying to get it all right and make it work, well –

It’s God damn tiring –

But also, in the end, if we’re going to be black and white about it, it hasn’t got you to where you want to be!!

You KNOW you should be making SO much more money.

NOW.

With consistency, and yeah, while of course of COURSE you’re down for doing the work, you also feel like it SHOULD be a lot easier, more flow

And you know that you know that you know that you’ve still not let out the most unrestrained and fully expressed side of you!

– The you they can’t look away from
– The you they are MAGNETIZED by
– The you who automatically commands a huge freakin’ following, and sales to match it

You know who I’m talking about –

THE MILLIONAIRE REBEL YOU!

Starting January 18th!

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The revolutionary fucking leader who tears SHREDS off of normal every damn day before the rest of the world has barely sipped its coffee!

Who is FULLY unleashed in what she says, how she shows up, how she does business, how she does life.

Who does not give a fuck about following rules! Or sales systems! Or strategies! Who can and will do what works for HER, and if it happens to resemble other ways people build an audience and make a fuckload of money online, cool, and if not, so what! That is not the point! The point is –

She knows what works for her.
She backs herself unapologetically.
She DOES it.

And she gets the damn results. The BIG results. The CONSISTENT results. The FUCK yes results, not just with money but with the VIBERY of it all.

Imagine …

Waking up every day and KNOWING you have crushed the day before it already begun because THAT IS WHO YOU ARE AND HOW YOU ROLL!

* Your shit sells (at any and all price point)
* Your creativity and inner ideas machine flows endlessly (you always know what to put out into the world and that when you speak people PAUSE EVERYTHING AND LISTEN, whether it is with free content and shenaniganery or with your paid stuff)
* You don’t even have to think about low end or high end or how to take people through a value ladder or some such bullshit, the value ladder is YOU CONTINUING TO BE YOU, and the more that you DO you the more people just take themselves through whatever it is you’re offering!
* It is easy, natural, fun, and OBVIOUS how to build your automated income, funnels, the ‘cash machine’ side of your business.
* In fact the whole damn thing feels fun and easy and like you’re just being you (the full on you, the too much you, the rebel you, the fuck all of ’em THIS IS WHAT I STAND FOR AND NOW I’M GONNA TELL YOU you!),
* and at the same time you have the DEEPLY grounded and certain knowledge that the way you’re doing it, hot mess and chaos vibes and all, is WORKING. PS – the reason you feel certain of this is because your bank balance and soulmate audience and their feedback reflects it, not bc your spirit guides told you it’s coming

All of this is ALREADY available to you.

It is who you are and what you were born for.

You did not come here for normal!

You are one of the truly crazy ones, who has something inside of her that will leave the world BREATHLESS –
and allow her to make millions and impact millions –

BUT NOT IF SHE CONTINUES TO DO BUSINESS AND LIFE BY TRYING TO SOMEHOW BE A NON-CONFORMIST WHO CONTINUALLY CAVES AND CONFORMS.

For this to work,

REALLY work, like next next NEXT level $ and life flow work,
you’re going to need to FULLY turn your back on the idea that your breakthrough is waiting on the other side of you adjusting, filtering, compromising, playing the game the way the other entrepreneurs are playing it, or worrying about what the fuck your social media looks like!

What you’re going to need to do is simple:

FLICK THE DAMN REBEL MILLIONAIRE SWITCH BABY.

>>> https://thekatrinaruthshow.com/rebelmillionaire/

All in on madness.
All in on crazy.
All in on chaos.
All in on the TRUE epic awesome ridiculousness and too much-ness of YOU.

REBEL MILLIONAIRE

Starting January 18th!

For those who were born to run the damn thing,

To turn the world on its head and dance on top of it,

And who are ready to do just that.

>>> https://thekatrinaruthshow.com/rebelmillionaire/