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Addictions: 1 hour at a time??

Friday, December 11, 2009

I was reading about addictions to food online and the best advice came from an unknown poster and she stated to take it 1 hour at a time. I was like that is it. For me I know I am an emotional eater and in the industry as well as the office that I work in my emotions kick in and I immediately want to stuff my face with chocolate.

I can eat the healthy stuff but it will not do any good. I will literally trip, my body gets fidgety and my mind will not focus until I have chocolate. I know it sounds crazy but I am addicted to chocolate and foods. I have tried the Atkins and Zone diets and that's why I fail because I cannot go through the detoxing.

I am determined to get through this day without eating the "BAD" foods because I can barely walk on my knee from the inflammation being so painful. Chocolate is at the top of the list for the foods that aggravate the inflammation and I will not go to the vending machine. I am saying it again...I will not go to the vending machine.

I am determined to not have to walk with a cane, I will be able to put my son in the bath tub, I will walk the stairs.
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  • BOOKWERME
    One more thought...you may want to google Chocolate for your Heart to find articles that describe the health benefits of dark chocolate. good motivation to make wise choices. emoticon
    3873 days ago
  • BOOKWERME
    You know..chocolate is a powerful force for some of us...myself included. Since I learned I am diabetic, though, I have looked at what and how I consume chocolate. Now, because of my blood sugars, I have learned to be very selective about my chocolate. I am willing to pay a bit more to get REALLY good chocolate, and I have HAD to limit the quantity because of the costs...and blood sugar. This was a learning experience, but I finally dropped alot of the "if it crosses my path, I eat it" thinking, especially with regards to chocolate.

    If you need chocolate, learn about the health benefits of dark chocolate (cancelled out if you have milk..or milk chocolate). Then, try to cultivate a more mature taste-bud for chocolate. I still don't like bitter chocolate, but have learned to love Dark Dove and one (expensive at about a dollar a piece) called Xocai that is extremely high in antioxidants. I can't just chomp them down..have to limit quantity and savor the flavor.

    SO...give that a thought...and perhaps a try. It will help you in the long run.
    I LOVE Chocolate, too.
    3873 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/28/2009 9:43:45 AM
  • BEACHY_KEEN
    You can do it. What about healthy chocolates? Can you wean yourself off of them? Fiber One makes a great chocolate granola bar. Just a thought!
    3890 days ago
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