Chocolate!

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I have just been prescribed orlistat to lose weight. Although i am determined to eat healthy food, I dont know if i can give up chocolate completely. Does anyone know if there is a fatfree or lowfat chocolate?!

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    I have snack a jack's chocolate rice cakes and that seems to be enough to stop me craving normal chocolate. Haven't had any \"normal\" chocolate since Jan 1st and tried some over Easter and really didn't enjoy it so don't even miss is now
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    I have to agree Suza, I havent eaten any chocolate since March, tried a small square the other day and found it tasted horrid, and it left my mouth feeling greasy.... yak! Dont know why people eat it now.
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    I agree chocolate doesn't taste as good now but a 2 finger kitkats has 5.4 grams of fat and 107 calories. I bought a multi-pack mid April but have only eaten one, I haven't seen the chocolate rice cakes yet.

    I do look forward to my daily fix of 'Good for You' (Asda) Hot Chocolate. It tastes like a high calory high fat chocolate drink but is only 1.1g fat and 37 calories for two heaped teaspoons made with hot water- I use 3 spoonsful which is still only 57 calories & 1.7 grams of fat. It has same calories less fat, costs far less and tastes much better than skinny cow hot chocolate.

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    I've only been on orlistat a week, but when I've been on low fat diets before, I ate Fry's Turkish Delight. I stood in the shop and read the labels on all the choccy bars to find the lowest. There was one advertised as low fat called a Flyte, which was a bit like a milky way, but Fry's Turkish delight was the lowest I found. When you think of it, it's mainly jelly with a thin layer of choc so it makes sense. Jaffa cake biscuits give you a bit of a choc treat too and they're only 1g of fat.
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    The higher the cocoa content in chocolate the better.

    Try out Green & Blacks chocolate, 60% cocoa and above.

    Because the cocoa content is higher, you can't really eat as much as a standard milk chocolate bar like kitkats etc and lets face it, there's not much actual cocoa content in those brands.

    A strip of Green & Blacks (about 50g) is in and around 2g of fat. At least you'd be having a little of what you fancy and not kicking the backside out of it.

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    Thanks very much guys. Its been a tough first week and Im slowly realising that I need a complete lifestyle makeover! All the comments on here are really helpful.
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