View Full Version : binge-triggers: chocolate.
03-07-2008, 03:01 PM
so i've figured out that whenever i make a recipe involving cacao, i COMPLETELY overindulge. i mean chocolate & indulgent are kindof synonymous, but really, i go over the top. & i think i've finally learned my lesson.
yesterday i made a righteous chocolate pudding out of cacao & equal parts avocado & banana + honey. i ate the WHOLE thing when i intended to prepare a batch to last. in addition, it sparked a salt-craving & the vicious cycle ensued.
so i figured out that i am better off wholly without chocolate & with nature's whole fruits & nuts & veggies instead. otherwise my palate gets too excited or something.
has anyone else noticed similar behavior in themselves?
03-07-2008, 06:57 PM
Whenever I eat chocolate, I too then want something salty, and then I want something sweet again. Yes, chocolate is my addiction, one which is hard for me to give up.
03-07-2008, 07:09 PM
I have always been a chocoholic ... and have recently realized it does lead to overindulgence as well. I've never been able to have just a little bit. Right now I am proud to say I've been chocolate free for 6 days (thats HUGE for me) and I feel great! When I avoid cocao and carob I enjoy the flavors of everything else so much more!
03-08-2008, 03:59 AM
Listening to your own body is the key.
I find my reaction to raw chcolate "food" is completely different to SAD chocolate and I am satisfied after a small portion. With SAD it didn't matter how much I ate...I'd eat it till it was gone and still not have had enough.
03-08-2008, 06:38 AM
Well, doesn't chocolate have caffeine in it? Then it is not so suprising if becomes addictive.
03-10-2008, 08:24 PM
i always called coffee my "gateway drug" because drinking it always caused me to overeat, and crave salty/fatty foods. so i know where you are coming from. maybe its because it has caffeine, but i find that other caffeinated things (black tea, chocolate) do not affect me the same way. everyone is different, unique, and our set of triggers, both emotional and physical, create a unique fingerprint to us. but if you have discovered something you are "addicted" to in a real sense, i think striving to leave it behind is really the smartest thing you can do.
i am so grateful to be rid of coffee in my life. i was such a fiend for it, and it definitely took more than it ever gave...
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