3 Tips to Identify Good Milk Chocolate

It’s a dark time for our dark indulgence, my friends, which raises an important question. How can a foodie identify good milk chocolate in a world of cheap and nasty fakes?

Most of what you find in shops will leave you grimacing at the taste of waxy cocoa butter substitutes and overwhelmed by excess sugar. But never fear, it’s possible to strike gold without paying a fortune for the best artisanal offerings.

Marks & Spencer Milk Chocolate With Sicilian Sea Salt, no wrapper
An example of some great milk chocolate: Marks & Spencer Milk Chocolate With Sicilian Sea Salt, reviewed here.

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Fasting, Coffee & Nicotine – the Perfect Nootropic

Nootropics have received a lot of attention in recent years. In case you haven’t heard the term, it basically refers to drugs that sharpen mental function.

If you’re wise, the idea of regularly using such substances probably strikes you as a bad idea. Normally any drug with a substantial benefit comes at a cost—some kind of detrimental impact on health or quality of life.

However, I’ve found it’s possible to elicit a nootropic effect daily with no noticeable downsides.

Neurons

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6 Best Practices of Fat Loss

Yo-yo dieting isn’t wise nutrition management, but it turned out to have a major benefit. Doing it for more than a decade made me an expert at losing body fat (unfortunately it didn’t teach me how to keep it off—that came later).

All fat loss requires is that you burn more energy than you take in. It’s a simple concept, but there is a lot of room for error in how you choose to do it.

The principles listed here form the basis of an extremely effective fat loss program. They also help prevent the bad outcomes that so many diets result in, such as rebounds from excessive metabolic adaptation.

Joseph Westrupp, lean torso, theTasteofBliss

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The Best Nutrition Scales

Close control of body composition requires portion control, which means kitchen scales are a necessity for any physique enthusiast. Even if you’re extremely metabolically and athletically gifted, the only way to get close to optimum results is to quantify your portions.

I’ve used many scales over the years. Most were cheap and merely did the job. I finally invested a bit more in these, and it was one of the best purchases I ever made.

Steinberg Systems scale, model SBS-LW-7500A, the best diet scales I've owned
The mighty Steinberg Systems scale, model SBS-LW-7500A, the best diet scales I’ve owned. No, sadly they don’t come with Quest Bars.

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