HAS MADE ME REALIZE THAT THERE IS A THING CALLED CHOCOLATE ADDICTION. FIRST THING IN THENING LAST
OES ANYBODY ELSE HAVE THE CHOCDITION?? DON'T ENJOY HEALTHY EATING. FIRST OF ALL
I LIVE BY MYSELF AND IT IS J EASIER TO CRAB AY BAR
(HERSHEAM VERY SELECTIVE The subject of chocolate addiction is a topic that raises a smile to most people’s lips and is often thought of as a harmless bit of fun that is really to be enjoyed. For confessed chocoholics however, this can be an expensive and dangerous addiction due to the affects excessive chocolate consumption can have on their health.
How Is Chocolate Addictive?People can become addicted to chocolate in a number of ways. For some it may start as a love of the taste and texture of certain brands, for others it may be the sweetness and sugar rush it provides. There are legitimate grounds as to why and how people become addicted to chocolate.
It is now commonly believed that eating chocolate can cause an increase in the production of endorphins. These are chemicals that make us feel happy and are found naturally in our bodies, therefore if we eat chocolate we have an increase in these ‘feel good’ chemicals.
Some experts also believe that due to the chemicals contained in chocolate and their effects on the brain a cycle of ‘the more you have, the more you want to have’ begins, thus developing a physical dependency.
BEATING YOUR CHOCOLATE ADDITIONS
Simple measures such as not buying any chocolate for other members of the household will help to take temptation out of the way, as will avoiding unnecessary trips to the local shop, petrol station or other chocolate retailers.
Avoid the confectionary aisles at the supermarket, or ask someone else to do the shopping for you whilst you are coping with the initial period of withdrawal.
Find more time for sex and exercise as these both increase endorphin production, and will help burn off the calories and body fat gained from eating too much chocolate.
Visit the dentist and treat yourself to a good whitening or polish, this will help deter you putting them at risk from the dangers of sweet confectionary.
Find alternatives and natural sweet produce, such as fruit, and eat this when a craving is beginning.
To overcome your addiction to chocolate, it is most likely that a combination of these techniques is used.
Being a chocoholic is not the end of the world, but overcoming the addiction will increase your confidence, improve your overall health and will probably carry a financial reward also.