Even now after 5 mounts of 811 I can't handle a day with my chocolate :(
No matter how many articles ill read about its poisoness, I live with non 811 people so the choclate witch is always in the house keeps on being eaten by me. Feels gross after but can't help it.
There was a day i ate a lot of lychee fruit in order to stop the addiction, but now the beautiful fruit is not enough.
How many calories you eating?
My question exactly.
Chocolate has absolutely no appeal to me anymore. You definitely sound under carbed. Do you do datorade?
It's impossible to crave chocolates, tarts, cakes, donuts, etc. when you eat sufficient amounts of fruit.
Try eating at least one mono meal of oranges a day. Oranges have compounds similar to those found in coffee and or chocolate, but without some of the anti nutrients like oxalate.
Make sure you are eating enough lettuce greens. Eating 1/2-2 pounds of lettuce greens a day has helped some of our members deal with cravings. Greens are nutrient dense in many vitamins, minerals, and other compounds.
I know this might sound like a random thought that does not make sense, but perhaps have a physical done at a doctor with a CBC blood work up and check for vitamin D and b12 levels.
Many times our cravings are actually our bodies driving us to find a certain nutrient that we are lacking in. Find that nutrient, and fix the craving.
Put in some kitchen time with these recipes from mi amiga Megan and see if your choco siren call doesn't fade a bit:
Is the chocolate vegan? If you're eating the chocolate bought by non 811ers, I'll bet it's not. And if it's not, then knowing and remembering that cows had to be imprisoned, tortured and exploited in order to make the chocolate should be enough motivation to kick the habit.
Other than that, just eat enough sweet juicy fruits so that your body loses any and all 'craving' for other kinds of sugar.
Blend up 20 high quality medjool dates with water for a meal. Do that 3 times a day for a while. And that.... my friend should keep the chocolate witch at bay!
I used to be a huge chocolate eater. When I moved to a new country and could no longer find vegan chocolate, it stopped me being vegan for a while (after being vegan for about 8and a half years!!!) I just could not seem to make it through a single day without going to the shop and buying chocolate. I'm talking huge sick unhealthy amounts too. A few years back I could eat 6 (count em!) snickers bars in a row and still want more. I could buy the biggest size chocolate bar in the shop (family size!!!), eat it and go back for another later. I only got away with it because I was incredibly underweight (not any more, thank heavens. I'm now a healthy weight)
I've been doing 811 for about a year and a half now and it is literally the first time in my life that I can say I am honestly not attracted to chocolate in the slightest. For me it's just been a case of eating enough. if I undereat I crave stuff. The more my standards slip! Nowadays my cravings (if I get them at all) are for much better things than chocolate.
Are you tracking your calories Matan?
Lol, yeah, it wasn't the best move healthwise! Being undercarbed doesn't lead to good decisions!
While it may not be as addictive as cocaine , chocolate addiction apparently does exist. Check out theobromine, this an somewhat addictive substance. Chocolate also contains caffeine. The combination of the two makes for quite an addictive treat. Plus the sugar, we all love and crave sugar. Treat it as if you are giving up smoking/coffee/marijuana. It will take a few days to get it out of your system. I know what its like, I struggled for a few years for this one. There is also a line of thought/theory that chocolate cravings are our bodies cries for magnesium and copper. May be worth looking into.Good luck.
There is no addiction, just habits. Every time you eat the chocolate you are strengthening that habit. Praise yourself for not eating the chocolate and within a few weeks I'm sure it would have lost it's grip on you. You will feel much happier when you are more in control of what you eat.