I am wondering how many of you out there are "chocoholic" ? I know it's not easy to admit you are addicted to chocolate or more importantly, sugar.
I have never smoked and use drugs. I drank heavily years ago but have given that up.
I hate seafood and if there's any food I am not keen on, I just simply don't eat that food.
Late last year, I started to link my dizziness with drinking fizzy drinks, so I tested myself by not having any fizzy drinks for a while then had a pint of coke. Big mistake. I was so dizzy I couldn't drive. Then I just gave up fizzy drinks, just like that. I haven't had any for more than 3 months now. I drink fruit tea or water and I feel fantastic.
Crisps. I used to eat various flavours. But as time passes I started to despise the flavours and additional stuff to make the flavours. Now I stick to plain crisps, usually kettle chips. Ah that's delicious and I only have it once in a while. But...
I admit I am a chocoholic. Chocolate is my favourite food. I eat too much of it. I know. It's just as bad as smoking if not worse because it's so cheap and readily available. So much choice too. So my mind knows it's not good for me yet my heart just can't stop eating chocolate. So why is it that I can just "switch off" with other food and not have them anymore, but not with chocolate?
I had given up choc for a whole year about 6 years ago. I did it! But that was then. This is now...
Earlier this week, my husband challenged me to not eat chocolate for the rest of the week. It was Tuesday at the time, ahh easy I thought, only 5 days of no chocolate. Easy right? Wrong! I suffered withdrawal. Terrible migraine, couldn't see or do anything, was so dopey for two days. I actually was shaking and needed my choc fix. I didn't give in. I didn't realise it got this bad. However yday I went for my run (week 2 run 2 of c25k) and felt so good afterwards that I ate less all day naturally without thinking about it.
So again, I ask, why can't I switch off with chocolates? Are any of you chocoholics? There should be CA groups (chocoholics anonymous!) !!