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Right, I have come to the conclusion that I am addicted to chocolate, cake and other sweet things. I have no willpower and give in to temptation all the time. I have chocolate in some form every single day and more than once a day. Why is it that I know it is bad for me but I keep doing it!!! I eat and eat and eat then get really cross with myself and then think I may as well carry on as I look fat anyway. I can't seem to get out of this cycle. I hate what I see in the mirror but can't seem to do anything about it. I feel like two people sometimes, one who wants to be thin and one who just wants to eat and eat badly! Help!

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My problem is crisps. We all have something we find hard to resist. Do you need to have chocolate in the house?woulda cup of low cal hot choc take away the craving?

in reply to linggirl

unfortunately I crave the solid form! But I shall try and not bring chocolate into the house!

Know just what it feels like Wardy to be driven by the chocolate urge. I used to eat at least 100gm a day before I found the forum. You've made the first step by realising you are addicted to sugar. It's very difficult to break the habit but you can do it.

One of the first things I did was to restrict variety as I got bored of eating the same stuff all the time. You've got to find something to munch on when you feel you are losing control. Apples, carrot sticks, chewing gum are the things I go for. Just think how good you will feel in the morning if you throw all your treats away now as that will be loads of calories in the bin rather than being in your tummy. Keep in touch and believe in yourself. You aren't alone as we understand how difficult it is.

in reply to eeek1110

I use to be able to eat a full block (375g) in an afternoon, and depending on the type could sometime have another half block easy. Just think of the calorie intake !!!!

in reply to eeek1110

Thank you. I shall definitely try harder.

I know how difficult it is when you have a sweet tooth, I love chocolate, sweets, biscuits, cake and ice cream...I could live on it! Before I retired I used to have an hours train journey home, before I got on the train I would go into the M&S on the station to buy a bag of their extra chocolate toffees and would scoff them all before I got off the train, some nights there would be other sweets also. But I saw a photo of myself and hated what I saw, called myself every horrible name you can imagine and put the photo on the fridge door. However, a friend of mine told me to take the photo down and to replace it with a photo of me that I liked when I was slim, I did that and I also put one of my favourite dresses in the wardrobe so I would see it every day as a reminder of why I wanted to lose weight. I started the NHS 12 week diet and just started week 7. I'm an all or nothing type person so I cut out all sweets, chocolate etc. completely, I knew if I had a couple of squares of chocolate I'd eat the whole bar, one sweet would lead to a bag of sweets etc. First couple of weeks were very difficult, especially as my husband is still eating all the goodies, (he doesn't have a weight problem and can easily restrict the amount he eats). Evenings were the toughest, but I count up my calories throughout the day and make sure I leave some for the evening time, that's also a good time to log onto this forum, it helps me to focus. I hope you find a way to deal with your love of chocolate, it's not easy but it's so worth it and you know what the advert know you're worth it!! I wish you the very best of luck and look forward to reading your good news reports.

in reply to Jenever

Yes I want to do the NHS 12 week diet plan thing. I have started it before but I can never seem to keep within the calorie allowance and not feel hungry. Not sure what I am doing wrong!

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in reply to Hidden

Thank you. I shall look at these.

It is an addiction. Been there and done that. You will need a few days to get the craving out of your system. It is hard but you can do it. Make sure you have none in your house. Do a big shopping of good stuff so you don't have to go to the shop for a while. Chocolate is a double whammy because it also contains HUGE amounts of sugar which is addictive as well. Sugar will take at least two weeks to control.

The thing is you can control it. Think about other things, have a glass of water, an apple, strawberries instead. Go for a walk. Keep busy. The craving will pass. NHS website gives you idea of how to control cravings.

in reply to nhs2015

Thank you. I shall try harder!

Well you have made that very important discovery SUGAR IS ADDICTIVE.

Now two more discoveries and you're on your way to a new you.

Search [ sugar or fat which is worse ] [ Is sugar toxic ]

These will bring a lot of helpful info to you. Read all the related results that come up,

except those that are sposored by food manufacturers who do not want you to find out how they keep you wanting more.

Now you can see sugar for the poison iy is. Get that poison away from you.

in reply to Hairyman

Thanks, good point well made!

quiltaddict2020 February

This is definitely me, I have tried cold turkey and lasted three days, I have tried the small bars in Multipacks and lasted three days on just one a day, then two then three until it got to I may as well just finish them off. This happens with biscuits and crisps as well or ice cream, I cannot have just one scoop. I feel guilty when I give in to temptation, but do not know how to break the cycle apart from giving it all up for good but don't think that will work. I need to start planning a way forward and working out how to beat this.

in reply to quiltaddict

Welcome quiltaddict

That's a struggle many of us are having.

But you have managed to reply to a conversation that is 5 years old. Likely no one is still part of this website.

But there is a new conversation on exactly the same subject you can join in!

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