“The main thing is to choose the right product and consume it in reasonable quantities.

Preference should be given to dark chocolate, which contains a lot of natural cocoa and little sugar.

This product helps reduce the level of stress that occurs when dieting: it stimulates the release of endorphins and serotonin and neutralizes the effect of cortisol, thereby preventing overeating,” the expert said.

According to her, cocoa butter, which is part of chocolate, is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids.

“They speed up metabolism and fat burning.

And even a small piece of dark chocolate can effectively satisfy your hunger.

The fiber in this product creates a long-lasting feeling of satiety,” the specialist said.

Modern dietetics recommends consuming no more than 25 g of dark chocolate per day when losing weight, Belyaeva noted.

“It’s a quarter of a 100-gram bar, six pieces.

This serving contains about 155 kcal.

Eating white and milk chocolate can be harmful, since it contains no or very little cocoa, but a lot of sugar, animal fat, and sometimes other additives,” she concluded.

Earlier, Dmitry Kulikov, head of the Department of Biotechnology and Technology of Bioorganic Synthesis Products at ROSBIOTECH University, spoke with RT about how to eat properly during periods of intense work.