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The Dark Chocolate Diet

The fun not-a-diet that focuses on what you get to enjoy, sets you free from sugar and teaches you to control your blood sugar levels.

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When I started as a nutritional counselor I had a 100% success rate with my weight loss clients. I thought I had figured it all out… If I could keep your blood sugar stable until the end of the day, you win – as in lose the weight, beat the cravings, stop the snacking – win.

In part that’s still the program I walk my clients through, but now I know that it’s more about you than the method.

You have your own life, with your own history, your own struggles, and your own body. Very few things are ever simple and when things don’t work like they are “supposed to,” then somehow the blame seems to land on you. Let me be very clear about this – you are not the problem.

I designed the Dark Chocolate Diet to be everything that dieting isn’t.

The Dark Chocolate Diet focuses more on what to eat rather than what not to eat.

When I first took charge of my own health, sugar-free dark chocolate was one of the tools I used to do so without falling into the same traps I did in the past – without failing, again. I took joy in what I was moving towards rather than what I was walking away from.

When I learned to focus on eating the right things for breakfast, I realized I didn’t have to struggle so much with lunch, dinner, or anything after that.

When I began focusing on what I get to eat rather than on limitations, my journey towards a lifestyle of health became fun.

The Dark Chocolate Diet is a program focused on fun, on joy, on hope. It’s a lifestyle with the right tools to keep you from failure.

There’s a lot that’s special about the Dark Chocolate Diet, but here’s what matters. You.

If you are ready to end the sugar cravings, be done with the snacking, get out of the cycles of trying and failing again, then I want to invite you to sign up to the Dark Chocolate Diet community.

I’ll see you there!

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Emelie Kamp is an entrepreneur, licensed nutritional counselor, wellness coach, green living coach, author of The Sugar Story, creator of the Dark Chocolate Diet and health industry consultant - working towards transforming the way we feel and the way we see ourselves. Be encouraged, be empowered, live your purpose.

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Sugar

“Aunt Emelie, why is sugar bad for me?”

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I teach courses about sugar, but when my five-year-old niece asked me, “Aunt Emelie, why is sugar bad for me?”, I realized that I didn’t have a simple answer for her.

That question started me on a journey. I realized that if I, who regularly teach about sugar, couldn’t come up with a simple answer for my niece, how are parents supposed to explain it to their kids?

It’s so easy for us to say “you can’t have that; it has sugar in it.” But I think there’s a better way. I believe we can empower children with the simple knowledge they need to make better choices.

Start with “why.”

Understanding and owning my own “why” was so important when I quit sugar almost ten years ago. So I felt it was equally important for me to fully and honestly answer my niece’s “why.”

A few months and many hours later, that answer came as my first children’s book, The Sugar Story.

I wanted to make sure she knew that sugar wasn’t bad, but that we are using it in a bad way.

Through The Sugar Story, I start by helping her understand that sugar’s original purpose was to let her body know that fruits and vegetables make her healthy and strong.

But when sugar is taken out of fruits and vegetables and made into sweets, sugar continues to tell her body that this food is good for you, but it’s a lie. All the good is gone.

Give your child the tools

When we understand that sugar is being used in the wrong way, we can begin talking about the right way to use it.

Balancing our blood sugar is so important for us both physically and emotionally. This is even more important for children as their bodies are affected even more by sugar.

When eating fruit that contains more sugar, encourage your kids to eat it together with fat, protein, or after a meal. A banana with nut butter, an apple with cheese, or blueberries with coconut. This is a fun and easy way to help your child balance their blood sugar.

When you help your child regularly avoid high blood sugar spikes (and crashes!), it will help them better listen to their body and understand when they do eat too much sugar. Our bodies let us know when we eat too much sugar, but if we do it too often, we start missing the message.

Make it fun!

Our attitude towards fruits and vegetables says a lot to our children. Let’s be excited about fruits and vegetables!

One of the recipes at the end of The Sugar Story is a frozen banana cut in half on a Popsicle stick. My two-year-old nephew goes crazy over these, and it’s just a frozen banana.

Take a minute to think like a kid. Be amazed by the wide variety of fruits and vegetables we have today. Be mindful of all the colors, aromas, textures and flavors.

And enjoy a few recipes from the sugar story:

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