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Thank you for the great information regarding dark chocolate! Is milk chocolate nutritionally the same, or does one have more health benefits over the other?

Hello there!  I'm glad I was able to answer all your dark chocolate questions!

Milk chocolate, unfortunately, does not have the same nutritional value than dark chocolate.  This is because milk chocolate contains less cocoa than the dark chocolate has.  Additionally, the milk chocolate has been diluted with milk, sugar and cream, which lessens its nutritional value than dark chocolate.

Can you break a weight loss plateau by "calorie dumping," or suddenly eating more for a day or 2 to shock the body or is that a myth?

Hello there!

Weight loss plateaus do occur in a lot of people who are losing weight.  You may have been losing weight by eating healthy and becoming more active.  After a while, you are feeling "stuck" at a certain weight.  One theory is that your body may be comfortable at that set weight.  Another is that your body has got used to the routine you probably have set on your weight loss journey and your metabolism has adjusted to the calories and the activity.  There are a few ways to get pass the plateau.

Does dark chocolate have health benefits? (What about considered to milk chocolate?)

Hello there and thanks for the question!

Yummy dark chocolate!  If you buy a good quality dark chocolate, it does have a decent amount of soluble fiber and minerals.  In a 100 gram dark chocolate bar, you can get as much as 11 grams of fiber BUT you also get about 600 calories!  So, even though dark chocolate has a good amount of fiber and minerals, like iron, magnesium, copper, it is also a high calorie treat.  That is why eating dark chocolate should be consumed in moderation.