(Closed) CHOCOLATE- the enemy.

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I feel exactly the same way. I’m interested in some tips for sure!!

Post # 4
Bee
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I can’t help because i have the same problem – but I will be watching to see if anyone has advice!!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

🙁 im in the sammmeeeeee boat SINKING QUICK!

I guess limiting ourselves is a good first step lol 

Also there are these acai berries that are dipped in chocolate. Maybe having a few of the good berries + antioxidants in both dark chocolate and in the berries will help with the cravings and the guilt? 

Post # 6
Hostess
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I don’t think you’ll ever stop loving chocolate but you can make it a bit healthier….

Try eating dark chocolate. It’s got anti-oxidants and….um…good stuff. Also, I’ve killed some chocolate cravings by drinking hot chocolate. It’s not nearly as bad as “the hard stuff,” there are even some diet brands. Lastly, remember portion control! I used to buy big bars to “split over a few days” but that (of course) never happened. Instead, I get little bites that must be individually unwrapped. Grab one or two out of the bag and WALK AWAY! If the bag’s out/in front of me, it’s so over! 

 

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Well I’m no help. FI’s parents gave us a box full of gourmet candy for Easter. Guess who ate all the good stuff since then? Me…. When I have it I can’t keep my hands off the stuff!

Normally I try to go three days from the start of a craving. If I’m still craving whatever it is after three days I treat myself. Learned that somewhere else. It’s supposed to keep you from eating/buying things on a whim while avoiding breaking lifestyle habits.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@AlwaysSunny:  lol “the hard stuff.” I know you meant that literally, but that makes it sound like a coveted drug or something.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Dell79:  Hah after that I’m definitely going to be calling chocolate “the hard stuff” now. I hope the three day thing helps you. If you do get derailed don’t get discouraged! Just start again. I hate building new habits. Healthy ones seem to be the hardest ones to achieve, but if you stick with them you can do it! I’m sure you will look gorgeous for your cruise even if you slack on the chocoalte.

Post # 13
Hostess
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@FloretteLiz:  Haha I did mean it like a drug! I didn’t realize the duality when I posted!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

I second eating dark chocolate. If you get a darker variety and less sugar it’s not really bad and it’s pretty self limiting. Lindt 70% is a pretty good compromise. Tastes fairly sweet but has a higher cacao content than milk chocolate.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I would say that from my experience at work that food cravings can indicate either a difficiency, or addiction. (or that you just want chocolate..?)

1)Naturopaths would say that a chocolate craving means you are lacking magnesium. You can get this from nuts, green veggies and fruits (or take a supplement-magnesium is a fantastic element that we need). This element is especially helpful for women around “that time of the month.”

2)Addiction (to those who feel a deep urge and need for it)  I’m not sure if you guys are aware of “Carbohydrate Addiction” but you might want to look it up and see if it fits your description. 

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee

For me, I try to remove all of it from the house and just buy sugar free hot chocolate.. sometimes I reaaally want to eat a chocolate chip cookie though.. and sometimes I’ll reaaaally want a Milky way – So I get it. As long as you eat fairly well, occasional treats are just fine! It’s important not to completely cut out what you love from your diet!

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