My mom has been on an interesting diet, per doctor’s orders. It’s called “The Virgin Diet” and it’s not your typical diet plan. Now, your first thought might be… Virgin diet, wha? Surprisingly, the name actually comes from it’s author J.J. Virgin so get your minds out of the gutter! The plan scales back the types of foods you can eat with the goal of getting healthy and also ruling out foods that you might be sensitive to. The plan is to drop 7 foods and as a result it says you will also lose 7 lbs in a week. How could it be that bad, right? Can’t say that I wasn’t intrigued. Could these 7 foods be the magic key to finally dropping unwanted pounds?
At this point, you probably want to know what those forbidden foods are right? Okay, spoiler alert for those who haven’t opened up the book yet, I’m going to share these 7 foods. The diet suggests removing dairy, soy, sugar and artificial sweetener and gluten. The foods that surprised me most were peanuts, eggs and corn. Yeah, what? Truth is, according to the book these foods might be preventing us from losing extra weight. As someone who eats eggs almost every morning, this certainly “could” explain a lot. My diet obsessed brain is perked and listening!
My mom has lost 12 pounds in three weeks. That’s about 4 pounds per week so far. Not sure which has me more interested, the weight that could be lost OR this Dark Chocolate Almond Bark recipe that I found in the The Virgin Diet Cookbook?! LOL.
Now you see where this is really going, right?
After the initial cycle of the diet plan, you can do trials to re-introduce some of the foods to see if in fact they are irritating to you. After all of this fun trial and error, you can eat Dark Chocolate each week. That’s right!
So, that is where I am. Haven’t done the diet, but I’m somehow thinking about the delicious dark chocolate I could consume IF I had. *mouth waters*
My hubby is also a big fan of dark chocolate, actually he is the reason I started loving it too. After I
wolfed down tried some of this fabulous bark, I did myself a favor and packed his up to hide in his office. It’s addictive! I picked my ingredients for this at Whole Foods Market in Cranston, Rhode Island. It was a bit pricey, but so worth it. I was able to by a big old slab of 70% dark chocolate, raw almonds and coarse sea salt for the recipe. You can certainly swap out for more convenient ingredients at your local store, no worries! As long as your measurements on on point, the bark should be tasty!
Want this fab recipe? Happy bark-ing! So easy with only 3 ingredients!
Recipe adapted from The Virgin Diet Cookbook.
So easy and decadent! Have you ever made chocolate bark? What did you put in yours?