|09-17-2008, 11:36 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2008
addicted to chocolate
i have been ordered by my naturopath to quit chocolate.
now you may think its just chocolate but no for me its an actual addiction. when i first went without it i got really moody and had to keep distance from my boyfriend because i could barely handle anything.
i need to do this for my spleen, its also for my energy levels and how it stops me from getting rid of all my emotions (survival tactic).
i was told to take magnesium supplements to kill the cravings but its not working! i still crave it....
anyone have any similar experiences?
for a while i was fine without it.. and i managed to 'forget it' but now the cravings have come back full force. yes i am stressed out but there must be some alternative i can get away with without breaking the streak. and i also had to quit caffeine except i am allowed a cup of green tea a day.
|09-18-2008, 06:55 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2008
I had a friend in college who was the same way. When you are addicted to something you have lost the ability of self control. There are things that are part of chocolate that can be addicting (Sugar, Theobromine, Anandamide, Tryptophan, Phenylethylamine) and make you feel good when you consume them. Ask yourself why you feel the need for the good feelings that chocolate gives you. There may be an external problem that you are suffering from that is causing your addiction to be more difficult to deal with. I would advise to stay away from sugar entirely. Soda, juice, candy should be off the menu. Let your friends and family know of your intentions. When it gets even more difficult hang in there you just have to suffer through it until your body loses its dependances.
It's easier if you have a meal plan and stick to it; avoid snacking or unplanned eating entirely. If you must snack then only buy non-sweat snacks such as nuts, popcorn, crackers, and chips. It's okay to not eat healthy for a while if you can do it to get off your addiction! Fruit has sugar in it too, but it's okay to use as a substitute as long as you don't over do it, and besides, it's healthy. When people offer you sweets tell them no thanks! Eventually your chocolate/sugar cravings will go away and you'll instead have cravings for healhty food. Just never go back to eating sugary foods again and you'll do fine for years to come. Not even one piece of chocolate or candy is okay. Ever. When you are completely free from your sugar addiction your body will no longer crave it.
Last edited by pkeod; 09-18-2008 at 06:58 AM.
|09-19-2008, 02:25 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2008
i've been eating chocolate since i can remember so its not like i can remember why i started resorting to it.
|09-19-2008, 06:26 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2007
I found this EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) page that referenced chocolate. It also has the detailed steps for doing the technique. It might seem strange, but it wouldn't hurt to try it.
Are you able to have peanut butter or almond butter on your diet? I found that if I was able to have peanut butter and a little fruit spread, or almond butter and honey (yummy on Ezekial bread), it helped my chocolate cravings.
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