Healthy Dark Chocolate Weight Loss Symposium Bursts on the Scene in Atlanta,Georgia (GA) Jan-Feb 201

A cutting-edge weight loss program called “Take the Healthy Chocolate Challenge” is being introduced in Atlanta,GA on Thursday, Jan 26. The promoters want you to Lose 20 Pounds in 12 Weeks with the Xocai Healthy Chocolate Diet & Wellness System
By: Caroline King
Jan. 1, 2012 - PRLog -- Take the Xocai Healthy Chocolate Challenge –
Lose 20 Pounds in 12 Weeks!

The Xocai Healthy Chocolate Diet & Wellness System

Atlanta, GA – A cutting-edge weight loss program called “Take the Healthy Chocolate Challenge” is being introduced in Atlanta, GA on Thursday, January 26, 2012.  The promoters want you to Lose 20 Pounds in 12 Weeks with the Xocai Healthy Chocolate Diet & Wellness System-

When: Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 6;00 p.m.
Location: Capital City Club - Brookhaven
      53 West Brookhaven Drive NE
      Atlanta, GA 30319

Tickets: $99 per person

Ticket Information:  Contact Caroline King to find out how you can get your ticket for free.  Caroline King: 404-966-2078 or

“Take the Healthy Chocolate Challenge” is based on a new study that has comprehensively shown that a high-antioxidant diet, particularly one featuring unprocessed cocoa, can effectively help promote healthy weight loss.  This study, which found that overweight or obese individuals who consumed an antioxidant-rich, raw-cocoa based meal-replacement shake over a twelve-week span were able to lose significant weight, was published in the December, 2011 issue (vol. 26, no. 2) of the American Journal of Bariatric Medicine.

There will be three (3) special Guest Speakers at the Weight Loss Symposium:

Dr. Gordon Pedersen, who will be speaking on the missing link in other weight loss plans- they do not incorporate chocolate into the diet and the importance of polyphenols, a compound in unprocessed cocoa, in a weight loss program.

Dr. Machiel “Mike” Kennedy, one of the doctors who oversaw the weight loss study, who will explain why an important medical journal published the study on the Xocai Healthy Chocolate Diet.

The last guest speaker will be Jeanette Brooks, founder and president of Xocai Healthy Chocolate, who will share her own weight loss journey of losing 120 pounds and keeping it off, as well as how the Xocai Healthy Chocolate Diet & Wellness System works.

Among the Lifestyle Study findings:
➤   The average weight loss per participant was 31.3 pounds.
➤   The average decrease in waist circumference was 5.8 inches.
➤   None of the participants experienced any ill health from the program.
➤   None of the 50 participants who started the study dropped out of the program.

“Few studies have specifically investigated the association of high-antioxidant foods, such as raw cocoa, with safe and effective weight control. Our study with Xocai is the first to truly examine this unique relationship, and its findings were very pronounced,”
said Machiel N. Kennedy, MD, the study’s lead author.  Dr. Kennedy is a licensed Medical Doctor who is board certified in Family Practice and Bariatric medicine (Weight loss). He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice and a Diplomat of the American Board of Bariatric Medicine. Dr. Kennedy is the author of two books entitled Scientifically Slim and Radically Free.

From WebMD:  The prevalence of obesity has risen markedly since 1976, now exceeding 30% among US adults. Obesity has well-known associations with morbidity and disability, resulting in unhealthy life-years and increased health care costs. Currently in the US 68% of the population is either overweight or obese. Obesity also contributes to a long list of other public health problems, including coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancers (endometrial, breast and colon), hypertension, dyslipidemia, stroke, liver and gallbladder disease, sleep apnea and respiratory problems, osteoarthritis, and gynecological problems (abnormal menses, infertility, polycystic ovaries, and so forth

Xocai Lifestyle Study Parameters:  Fifty people, in the age range of 26–73 years, were chosen from over 250 applicants.  The participants were either overweight or obese measured by BMI criteria set by the World Health Organization. The participants were to consume a high antioxidant meal replacement shake and at least three pieces of high-antioxidant healthy chocolate pieces made from raw unprocessed cocoa by MXI Corporation. The shake had an ORACfn score of 56,500 with 1,128 mg of flavanoids (certified by Brunswick Laboratories). One serving protects over five primary radicals, which is four times the USDA fruits/ vegetables average. The shake was 190 kcal with 21 grams of whey isolate protein, 8 grams of fiber, 3 grams of fat, and 0.5 grams of sugar. Each participant consumed two shakes a day for 12 weeks.

In addition, the participants were encouraged to adopt healthy lifestyle changes, including exercise, a minimum of 7.5 hours of sleep nightly, increased water intake, and the participation in support groups with the keeping of a food journal and consultation with the study authors once a week.
Dr. Kennedy also notes that a high antioxidant diet also minimizes inflammation in the body, a condition linked to obesity as well as dozens of other conditions. While no formal measurements of inflammatory markers were taken during this study, other previous testing of the raw cocoa found positive changes in inflammatory markers. For instance, a single serving of the high-antioxidant meal replacement shake stimulates the helpful SIRT1 enzyme by approximately 15%, and inhibits the pro-inflammatory NF-kB by 34%.

“The powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of the high-antioxidant meal- replacement shake clearly played a significant role in the weight loss benefits seen by the study participants,” said Kennedy. “The results were very impressive, and perhaps enhance our understanding of the wide ranging health benefits of cocoa."
Jeanette Brooks, founder of MXI Corp., the company that donated the high-antioxidant meal-replacement shake and healthy chocolate pieces, stated, “It has been a dream come true to help people everywhere improve their health, lose weight, and keep it off.”

The results of this study confirm anecdotal evidence from thousands of consumers that suggests a weight loss correlation with the high-antioxidant healthy chocolate.  The American Journal of Bariatric Medicine is published by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.
For more information:
Caroline King, 404-966-2078,

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