Calabasas….The Commons*

I LOVE going to The Commons in Calabasas.  The Commons is a local shopping center that is designed to attract a lot of people who LOVE to spend money. lol You can watch a movie, go grocery shopping, pig out at your favorite food place, check at the books at Barnes & Noble, have coffee at Starbucks, and so much more! The Marmalade is one of my favorite places to meet friends for breakfast or lunch. I am not real big on dinner. Today I was hanging out with my friend Vivian when I decided to take some pictures near two of the little statues that are near the small pond there. I did not get to see the family of turtles today, so I will try to photo them next time. It is so much fun spending time with good friends. Thank you Vivian for taking such cool photos with your fancy phone. lol

Hope you are all having a good week. I will drop in asap. Until then, remember to smile and eat lots of dark chocolate. lol

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz



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Diet Advice

“Never eat more chocolate than you can lift.

A balanced diet is a chocolate in each hand!

Diet tip: Eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It’ll take the edge off your appetite, and you’ll eat less.

Empty calories: A hollow chocolate bunny?

Hollow chocolate has no calories.

Exercise is a dirty word… Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate.”

I Can’t RESIST……..Ugh!

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Antioxidants in Dark Chocolate

OK, I have noticed that I have been talking quite a bit lately about DARK CHOCOLATE! I can not help it!! I am in LOVE! I am not able to start my day unless I have my dark chocolate with my coffee! It tastes SO good together!! I am addicted, I admit it! But read what I found below. If I limit it, like I DO…It is fine! SO THERE! I will keep eating my dark chocolate….with a smile! Try it….but….. Ask your DOCTOR first….it is NOT for everyone! My Doctor gave me the OK!

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Dark chocolate — but not milk chocolate or dark chocolate eaten with milk — is a potent antioxidant, report Mauro Serafini, PhD, of Italy’s National Institute for Food and Nutrition Research in Rome, and colleagues. Their report appears in the Aug. 28 issue of Nature. Antioxidants gobble up free radicals, destructive molecules that are implicated in heart disease and other ailments.

“Our findings indicate that milk may interfere with the absorption of antioxidants from chocolate … and may therefore negate the potential health benefits that can be derived from eating moderate amounts of dark chocolate.”

Translation: Say “Dark, please,” when ordering at the chocolate counter. Don’t even think of washing it down with milk. And if health is your excuse for eating chocolate, remember the word “moderate” as you nibble.

Dark Chocolate Has Health Benefits Not Seen in Other Varieties
By Daniel J. DeNoon
WebMD Health News