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Anyone addicted to chocolate?

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

  1. 111kg

    111kg Community Champion

    I'm not addicted, but I definitely love chocolate. From some point of view, I definitely am addicted, mainly because whenever I crave for it, chocolate is a trigger. I see it, I eat it, no matter what, but only when I crave for it. If I am on a diet and am pretty far from the cheating day, I have no problem staying away from it.
  2. anorexorcist

    anorexorcist Community Champion

    I don't have a chocolate addiction but whe I was in middle school my best friend was kind of a chocolate addict. She literally was eatin chocolate all the day and when it comes to regular foods she would eat basically everything with nutella on it, but she started to have skin/weight problems and she eventually stopped.
  3. irishrose

    irishrose Community Champion

    While chocolate is delicious, I think for it to become an addiction it would have to interfere with other aspects of my life. Therefore, while I do enjoy chocolate very much, I am not addicted to it. Chocolate does release feel-good endorphins in the brain when consumed, so who knows? Perhaps addiction to chocolate is possible.
  4. Tsky45

    Tsky45 Community Champion

    Chocolate is one of my favorite foods. Chocolate is not really addictive to me, but if I don't have it for a while it can cause cravings. I try to cut back on a lot of sweets so that I can keep my immune system strong. It's okay to have it every now and then tho. I think in moderation Chocolate is healthy because it has antioxidants.
  5. kgord

    kgord Community Champion

    I am curious what you mean by addicted? Do you think about it all the time? Do you suffer withdrawals when you don't have it? how much do you eat? I am not sure what it means to be addicted. I think I am addicted to salt, fat and sugar to a lesser extent and I do withdraw if I don't have it.
  6. serenity

    serenity Community Champion

    I don't know anyone who is addicted to chocolate, and I also am not addicted to it, but I think you should curb that bad habit of yours so that you will not gain weight because of eating chocolate. I think it's an addiction that can easily be managed as compared to other addictions.
  7. rikka

    rikka Member

    For me, it's like a short chocolate addiction, especially before my menses come. Hormonal changes wanting me to crave for something sweet or something salty, that is. There was a time when I bought the same kind of chocolate for five days straight in a week because I was craving for it, and my body won't stop unless I bought it. Chocolate is indeed a feel-good food, but then, I realized all food should be moderated too. I just stopped all of a sudden after the five-day chocolate binge.

    You can self-proclaim you're a chocolate addict because you love chocolate, but in the medical sense, if you think it is really an addiction that is hindering your lifestyle and making you poor, then you should seek a specialist for proper diagnosis.
  8. lexinonomous

    lexinonomous Community Champion

    I used to be addicted to chocolate. I was constantly stuffing my face with chocolate bars. I don't know if I got it from my mother, but my mother is still addicted to chocolate. I know it isn't the sugar that's addicting to me because I can do without that. I like the taste of chocolate itself.
  9. mrbrown

    mrbrown Member

    I'm one of those self-diagnosed chocolate addict. I love chocolate in the afternoon. I will have it after a meal if there is some in the fridge. I will even have it in chocolate milk drink form. Nothing wrong with chocolate in moderation. I think there's even some studies that suggest that some types of chocolate are healthy. They say that the dark kind with a high percentage of cocoa are not as bad for you as the other kind of chocolates. The higher the percentage the better (or less harmful?) it is for the body. Just don't go beyond 80% - I think those kinds are only used for cooking and baking and not meant to be eaten as a snack. ;)
  10. djolem

    djolem Senior Contributor

    I cannot say i am addicted to chocolate since i can make a decision of not having some or any but i would rather not doing that. I like the sensation i feel when i eat chocolate and i am aware that it some hormones fault for us feeling like that. Happiness is commonly the emotion connected to eating chocolate and we all like that. I noticed some depressing people, some bummers so to say, not liking chocolate. This is because they do like to be happy. Simple analogy of things.
  11. morgoodie

    morgoodie Senior Contributor

    I love chocolate and it is my go to sweet more than any other. I always say I am a chocoholic because I crave chocolate every day. I do not always have it every day but the craving is there nonetheless. I do not know that it is necessarily an addiction as it does not take precedence over other things in my life. I do not think it is bad as long as it is in moderation as with anything.
  12. Deeishere

    Deeishere Active Contributor

    Oh yes! I think most of us are addicted to chocolate. I can't keep chocolate candy in my house or I will eat it. My husband brought me a huge box of chocolate candy for Valentine's Day. I had to share it with my daughter or else I would have ate the whole box. I ended up throwing the rest of it away. Better in the trash than in my stomach.
  13. Coolkidhere

    Coolkidhere Community Champion

    I am not really addicted to chocolates although I find that if I start eating them, I cannot stop until the whole bar is finished. Lol. So what I do is try to stay away from them or buy them in smaller packaging. This way, I still get my chocolate fix but in a smaller amount. It's just like what I do with chips and other sweets. Because the bigger the chocolate bar, the more you want to finish it. And believe me, it's hard to control yourself when it's right there in the fridge. Haha!
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  14. SashaS

    SashaS Community Champion

    I used to love chocolate, perhaps not to the extent of addiction, but I did eat more than what I should have. There are great positive effects from chocolate, such as prolonging your life span and making you feel good, but that's only fact in moderation. Too much of pretty much anything is bad and chocolate is no exception. A great way to kick the habit is to find alternatives, preferably healthier ones. Try out some food that you've never tried before and substitute the times you eat chocolate with those foods.

    Also try spend that time doing something else, get involved in a hobby and also acknowledge the negative effects of your actions. It'll save you a lot of time and money and inevitably your life, by eating less chocolate and that applies to almost any addiction. Good luck and regards!
  15. Mara

    Mara Community Champion

    I don't consider myself addicted to chocolate because I think that I can stop eating it whenever I want to. So yeah, I'm totally not addicted at all. ;)
  16. Jack Wallace

    Jack Wallace Senior Contributor

    I think that I really like good chocolate because its really sweet,tasty and delicious. Whenever I last a day without chocolate, I feel truly dull and boring. Chocolate is my favored sweet. I do not actually like candy- I think that chocolate has less calories. Moreover, my favorite sort of chocolate is Hersey. Its unique compared to the other chocolates,because its really sweet. Helvet used to be my favorite, but i got bored of it. That chocolate was not creamy, it was chewy. I love creamy chocolate with caramel in it. Its so delicious. Chocolate is so tasty! And even the name of chocolate sounds great.
  17. Mara

    Mara Community Champion

    I read this somewhere, "Strength is the ability to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands and then just eat one of those pieces."

    I say, strength is the ability to eat that whole chocolate with just one bite. HE!HE!HE!