People joke about being a “chocoholic” – well I determined recently that I truly am one. I have been on this diet for a couple of weeks and it has been actually going pretty well. One day I stole a small piece of Jake’s chocolate fudge (I still don’t think he’s noticed). Of course the fudge was wonderful – rich and creamy. As I ate it though I realized I had made a big mistake. My mind and body was suddenly hit with an intense craving for more chocolate. I figured it was kinda like an alcoholic having that one drink. I didn’t want to eat the rest of Jake’s fudge (well okay I actually DID want to eat it all but determined that he would be upset to come home and find it all gone). I drank water like crazy trying to subdue the cravings. I remembered that I had put some Christmas chocolates in a dresser so ran to get those and sat down and ate every single one of them! I continued to drink water and tried to find ways to distract myself from the craving. It was awful! I finally got over it but it made me realize that I would have to be super careful with certain trigger foods if I wanted to be successful with my diet. I think everybody strays some when they diet. The key is to learn from it and move forward, not to berate yourself for “giving in” to a treat now and then. That piece of fudge did not ruin my diet. It is not an excuse to give up. It was a learning moment. And it is one that I can remember when I am tempted again. And I know I will be. Afterall, Valentine’s day is almost here.
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01 Feb This entry was published on February 1, 2015 at 3:01 am. It’s filed under Uncategorized and tagged alcoholic, chocoholic, chocolate, craving, dash diet, diet, food, fudge, lose weight, overweight, trigger, valentine's day, water, weight. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.