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Anyone addicted to chocolate?

Discussion in 'Other Substances' started by ayywithemm, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. ayywithemm

    ayywithemm Member

    I think I am pretty much addicted to chocolate by self diagnosis with the help of webMD. It doesn't come as a total surprise to me!
    Is anyone or does anyone know of someone that is actually addicted to chocolate?
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  2. Sparkster

    Sparkster Community Champion

    I've never been addicted to chocolate myself. However, I have known a few people who were addicted to it, all of them women. Women seem to have a thing for chocolate and get addicted to it easier than men. I do know that chocolate helps produce serotonin (the happy hormone) but it seems to have a stronger effect on women for some reason. Of course, chocolate also has quite a bit of caffeine in it.
  3. AFKATafcar

    AFKATafcar Community Champion

    Self-diagnosis isn't really all that accurate, unless you've got a blatant problem with addiction. Chocolate addiction is a real thing, but it's not something that should be taken lightly, nor should any other type of addiction. Chocolate has some health benefits, and it has a small amount of caffeine. Above all else it makes people feel good, men and women alike, although the common consensus is that women love chocolate far more than men.
  4. ayywithemm

    ayywithemm Member

    I agree. I don't think I have a very severe addiction to it though, and I don't know anybody that does, hence this post.
    You're right, chocolate does make you feel good, and sometimes I do wonder whether it is the chocolate I'm craving or that temporary feeling it gives me.
  5. xTinx

    xTinx Community Champion

    I'm addicted to chocolate to some extent. There was a time in my life when I ate it almost on a daily basis. I don't know what came over me then that I suddenly felt the urge to buy chocolate everyday. Thankfully, it was only a passing phase - something to do with my cloudy mindset at the time. I still buy chocolate but have limited my consumption to around once a week or every other week. I never last a month without chocolate. I have to be able to eat if not drink it. Rather than addiction, "habit" is a good word.
  6. Adrianna

    Adrianna Community Champion

    WebMD? Really they helped you figure that out. This is funny. Chocolate is ok as long as it is something like an organic dark chocolate that has no chemical add ins. You want it as plain and pure as you can. You also won't eat as much as the other. The added chemicals make you addicted and want more.
  7. Charli

    Charli Community Champion

    I don't think chocolate is as addictive as some other things but to the right person I guess it can be harmful. I've seen and heard about people getting addicted to almost anything and the obsession is really the thing that causes a lot of problems not only to the physicality of the addict but also the relationships with the people around them.
  8. Rainman

    Rainman Community Champion

    I have been a chocolate consumer for years now. Never have I considered the possibility that I could be an addict. However I don't suppose I am an addict [yet] because I'm not dependent on it. There are days I can do without tasting any chocolate and I don't have cravings for it either. But I'll find the article and try to self-diagnose. Maybe I'm in denial . . .
  9. zaerine

    zaerine Community Champion

    I love to eat chocolates but I do not consider myself addicted to it yet.
    There are times that I eat a lot of chocolates but I can get along with days without eating any chocolates. I am trying to limit my chocolates consumption since it will not be healthy to eat a lot of it.
  10. ayywithemm

    ayywithemm Member

    From reading all your replies I see I am not alone (is that a good thing? lol) and that maybe I was a bit too quick in declaring myself an addict :p
  11. JoshPosh

    JoshPosh Community Champion

    I just wrote about this in another thread. It is very related to one another. We are talking about sugar. Here's what I wrote.

    "Everyone is talking about illegal drugs but the most addictive substance none to man is sugar. Believe it or not.

    There is was a study done on rat. A group of rats born to be addicted to cocaine were given 2 types of water jugs to drink out of. One being cocaine laced water and the other was sugar water. Guess what the rats took to first? They drank all the sugar water before touching the cocaine water.

    So even when you are predisposed and addicted to cocaine.............................. sugar/gluten/glucose will prevail.

    This reminds me of a lot of people that I know, they cannot love or eat without rice!! They just can't do it. I stopped eating it for a couple of months. Then I tried eating some again, and I got a serious head rush and got nauseated."
  12. kita

    kita Member

    I think my boyfriend and father are both addicted to chocolate, even though females supposedly are most likely to be addicted. They can finish a slab of chocolate within an hour where it takes me days. I guess I am the exception to the rule because I do not like chocolate at all.
  13. Saraldra

    Saraldra Member

    Chocolate in moderation is no bad thing. In fact the higher percentage dark chocolate is even beneficial for your body, provided it's not loaded with sugar of course.

    As for addiction, it's more to do with sugar than chocolate itself. Most chocolate bars are very high in sugar and if eaten in large quantities regularly, will cause a host of problems in the body.
  14. amethyst

    amethyst Community Champion

    I really enjoy chocolate, but I don't have to have it on a regular basis. I prefer dark, bitter chocolate without sugar but some natural sweetener such as stevia. I also like a cup of hot chocolate with soy milk every so often, but I don't have to have it urgently.
  15. Saraldra

    Saraldra Member

    This is the best way - enjoy chocolate, just not in large regular quantities.

    Plus chocolate is delicious, you shouldn't exclude it completely from your diet.
  16. downsouth

    downsouth Active Contributor

    I had a huge amount of Hersheys bars at one point in my house. Half the fridge was just Hersheys bars. Gifts from family going nuts at the Duty free shop at airports, parties, Halloween. Nothing was bought by me or my wife. So it was either give it away or eat it. So for the next 2 months my wife and I would have one bar after lunch. Eventually our supply dwindled down and that was the end of it. I guess maybe the first week after I had that sweet tooth craving but nothing close to an addiction. Neither did my wife.
  17. Damien Lee

    Damien Lee Community Champion

    I absolutely love chocolate, and I have binged on it a couple of times. However, while I'm quite capable of eating a slab of chocolate, I can't go beyond that. I live in a warm environment and eating chocolate makes one incredibly thirsty. That one slab of chocolate will make me down 2-3 glasses of water at the very least. After that, I'm usually not in the mood for chocolate for at least another week or two.
  18. FuZyOn

    FuZyOn Community Champion

    I used to be addicted to chocolate when I was a kid. I loved sweet stuff and chocolate alongside cookies were the best for me. Nowadays I won't call it an addiction anymore, I eat it from time to time but not nearly as much as I used to.
  19. ReadmeByAmy

    ReadmeByAmy Community Champion

    There is nothing wrong when it comes to eating chocolate as long as it is in moderation only. Because if you will eat chocolates on a regular basis it is not good for our health because it contains caffeine and sugar which when taken in excess amount will cause harm already to your body.
  20. I guess it would depend on what would be considered an actual addiction. What is the technical definition? As in someone got angry if you took their chocolate away from them? Would it be limited to certain ages an above? My 4 year old would probably cry if I took his chocolate away from him!