I recently had the pleasure of sampling L.O.V.E Foods: Chia Love Bites & Chocolate Chia Sweet Hearts. I have to admit I was a little skeptical at first because it is not very often you hear the words chocolate and weight loss in the same sentence, however, after trying L.O.V.E’s products I believe you really can “have your cake and eat it too!” If you are anything like me, eating a well-balanced diet consisting of whole “real” foods often leaves you with a strong sweet tooth. L.O.V.E’s Chocolate Chia Sweet Hearts is an excellent way to satisfy your craving for something sweet without having to feel guilty. Chia Hearts and Chia Love Bites are great snacks for anyone (my 2 year old LOVED them), and they are strongly recommended for people trying to lose weight. I ate 2 Chia Love Bites before each of my meals (lunch & dinner) for 5 days and I can honestly say I saw a reduction in my appetite and ate less than I usually do. I personally like to save the Chia Hearts for after my meals, because they taste delicious and I enjoy them as a desert.
With Christmas approaching, L.O.V.E’s products would be an excellent alternative to sugar/fat filled chocolates you get elsewhere, plus they arrive in a very cute heart shaped container with a pretty purple ribbon & bow.
L.O.V.E Foods is offering a special promotional price to readers of Skinny Mom. All you have to do is use the promo code -  2012 – on your internet orders at www.LoveFoodsLLC.com, and you will save over 20%!
WHAT EXACTLY ARE THESE TASTY TREATS?
L.O.V.E foods was created by Jan Wolterman to provide healthy, nutritious, and delicious treats. L.O.V.E stands for Living on Vital Energy. Everything L.O.V.E produces is gluten-free, low in sugar, and full of flavor. All of the goodies are handmade from scratch and they use organic ingredients when available.
Chia L.O.V.E. Bites
A delicious and nutritious snack; perfect for use in a weight loss program.  Enjoy one or two between meals (or 20 to 30 minutes before a meal) accompanied by a large glass of water or other healthy liquid to help you feel fuller longer and to provide your body with what it needs: nutrient rich energy.
Ingredients: organic Medjool dates, almond butter and chia seeds
One box contains 16 heart-shaped Chia L.O.V.E. Bites for $12.99.  Including these tasty treats in your weight loss program costs less than $1.75 per day (based on eating two each day).
Gourmet Dark Chocolate Chia Sweet Hearts
Who doesn’t love their chocolate? Here’s a dark chocolate treat you can enjoy without feeling any guilt; one that does your body good. Scrumptious Chocolate Chia Sweet Hearts provide you with lots of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and healthy fats. Great as a snack, before meal filler upper or as a healthy dessert.
Ingredients:  Unsweetened dark chocolate (organic evaporated cane juice, organic cocoa butter, soy lecithin, organic vanilla), chia seeds, organic goji berries, and organic pistachio nuts.
How to incorporate Chia L.O.V.E. BITES and/or Chocolate Chia Sweet Hearts
into your weight loss program?
Enjoy one or two Chia L.O.V.E. Bite or Chocolate Chia Sweet Heart 20 to 30 minutes before each meal with a full glass of water.
You can also substitute 2 to 4 Chia L.O.V.E. Bites for one meal of the day accompanied by a full glass of water or other healthy liquid. Chew these snacks thoroughly.  It is also important to eat slowly and with intention.
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Product was provided for this post. However, opinions expressed here are my own.