So, I think that's as far as I can go at this time. Maybe my workouts will continue to improve tone. But honestly? I'm quite happy with my results. So, I don't feel like I'm quitting by stopping 2 lbs short.
As the Dukan diet instructs, now I slowly add food back into my diet, so that my weight can consolidate.
I'm having 1 celebration meal per week and 1 starch per week. Last night I had spaghetti and it was good. I also have 2 slices of whole grain bread a day and 1 serving of fruit. Life is good.
Last night, I also wanted something chocolately, but I didn't want to throw myself under the bus, diet speaking. Even with the Dukan diet, you're allowed 2 tablespoons of cornstarch per day, so I worked with that.
I blame it on the chocolate craving.
Now, this is where it gets weird. Sprinkle the remaining cocoa and sugar directly over the batter.
Now, get your water really hot, then pour half over each ramekin. I microwaved my pyrex measuring cup and then poured it into the first ramekin until there was only a little more than 1/2 a cup in the measuring cup, so that they each got about half.
DO NOT STIR THIS!
I know, that's just crazy talk.
I kept thinking, it's going to burn! It didn't.
I scooped a little light Cool-Whip on it and some sliced strawberries.
The Recipe: inspired by How Sweet Eats.
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup sugar ( I used zero calorie brown baking sugar)
5 Tablespoons cocoa powder (divided)
1/4 cup , plus 2 teaspoons milk
1 Tbl oil
1/3 cup brown sugar (again I used zero calorie brown baking sugar)
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons hot water
Combine cornstarch, salt, baking powder, sugar and 1 Tablespoon cocoa. Stir in milk and oil. Pour into 2 oiled ramekins. Combine brown sugar and remaining cocoa and sprinkle over batter. Pour hot water over top (do not stir). Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.
Oh, and you could double this recipe to fit a 9x9 pan, but I try not to have temptation around the house! :)
Top with Cool Whip and sliced strawberries!
Please do this.