Trying to stay thin, something I was in 1992, is, absolutely, the hardest thing for me to do.  Thin is not in my psyche.  So, when I read that Chocolate could help, I immediately reached for a Hershey's bar.

I'm not pulling your leg, no matter how many pounds it may weigh, there seems to be a lot of science behind it.

While they are probably referring to Dark chocolate and not the Milk chocolate, a new study of 1000 adults, those who admitted to eating chocolate a few times a week, had a lower body mass index (BMI) on average than those who just indulge occasionally. These results held true even after factoring in things like exercise and overall calorie consumption. According to the study, the chances this link between chocolate and a lower BMI is merely coincidental is about one in a hundred.  Those are odds I'll take.

What scientists believe is going on is that even though chocolate is high in calories it also has ingredients which encourage weight loss rather than fat synthesis.

Our findings appear to add to a body of information suggesting that the composition of calories, not just the number of them, matters for determining their ultimate impact on weight,” explains the study’s lead author Dr Beatrice Golomb.

I'm sure you've heard that previous studies have found that chocolate may be good for the heart, and possibly helps to repair damaged cells, but this "thin" thing is really getting my attention.

Something to think about this Easter when those chocolate eggs are staring right at you. We can’t vouch for the gooey creme in the middle, however, so just pass me that big old Chocolate Easter Bunny.  That way I can hop down the thin trail!