Yes that is the truth, and you know it. Sticking to your word, especially in a diet sense, is like torture. You may say you will never eat a Cadbury’s Crème Egg ever again, till you see someone demolishing one on the train, and simply can’t resist the next time you hit the supermarket.
The beginning of this year was a real struggle. Post-Xmas leftovers, cakes sales & office treats make it excruciatingly difficult to stick to your promise of ‘no more luxuries this week’. Do you get the feeling that when you say no to chocolate when offered, you are judged? “What is wrong with you! Who says no to free chocolate”. You know the look I am talking about. If you are strong enough to say “no”, well done. I, on the other hand can’t say no to myself. If I want chocolate, I WANT chocolate. If I am alone, it just gets worse. I am much more likely to scavenge for something sweet to sooth my grizzly bear craving.
Like always, planning helps. In recent weeks I have planned my evening snack for when I get these sweet tooth needs. I chose ‘healthier’ options which are below 150 calories, such as a chocolate flavoured mousse or cheese dunkers. They do the trick.
What is your remedy to chocolate huger? I hope you find my suggestions useful and please share your own experiences, I love to hear about how everyone else is doing.