According to former Patriots Steve DeOssie and Fred Smerlas, apparently you can eat chocolate and lose weight.
The former players told the Boston Herald that they are convinced it works, and have launched their latest venture – selling bite-size chocolates that promise to trim your waistline at their site www.fredandsteveschocolate.com.
â€śI donâ€™t have a scale, but I can tell by my clothes that Iâ€™ve lost weight,â€ť DeOssie told the newspaper.Â â€śIâ€™ve been up and down in my weight for years, but this chocolate seems to be working.â€ť
At their website you can purchase â€śTru Chocolateâ€ť, which according to the site is an â€śorganic, sugarless chocolate sweetened with natural sweeteners and a proprietary herbal formula that boosts the health benefits of simple cocoa.â€ť
The secret?Â Eat one wafer with 8 ounces of water before meals. They claim that if the plan is followed, dieters can lose a pound a day.
Itâ€™s not inexpensive.Â A bag, which contains just 15 individually wrapped chocolate pieces, costs $21.50 and requires an enrollment fee of $10.
Smerlas also claims that itâ€™s worked for him.
â€śIt definitely helped eliminate cravings,â€ť Smerlas told the Herald. â€śI weighed 320 pounds when I started the Atkins (diet) a while ago and it brought me to 280, but I gained back 10 pounds and the Tru Chocolate brought me back down to 280.