I just seem to crave chocolate all the time and eat way too much – I’m trying to stop! any hints on how you stop the cravings?

Posted anonymously, 13th May 2019

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  • Try not to totally cut it out because that usually means you will gorge next time you have it. I find having a small piece of good quality dark chocolate is enough to suppress my cravings and isnt that bad for you compared to milk chocolate

  • Just take one bite to let it out

  • Chewing carob chips (like chocolate chips) help when I’m craving the chocolate taste but not so much the calories. Carob chips are easy to find in the health food aisle in the supermarket. Raw chocolate without dairy & sugar is my other go-to option.

  • Go with it chocolate rocks…

  • I agree with another comment here that you could be lacking in magnesium so taking a powdered supplement will help, and it does effect your dopamine levels eating chocolate so therefore finding another way to lift your feel good hormone will help and exercise helps, try going for a walk on a regular basis.

  • When you are craving sweet it is your body telling you that you are not getting enough nutrient. Also the caffeine level in chocolate makes you feel addicted not just the sugar. Try swapping it to raw cacao chocolates where you can benefit from the nutrition but eat less each time. Also if you try having some fruit or a freshly made juice you will hit your body with quick nutrition, make yourself have this first and then have less chocolate. Slowly you may be able to wean off, it is a habit and just like smokers who have to give up you just have to make up your mind to wean off but more importantly replace with good wholefoods so you get the nutrition you need. Trick is to get addicted to healthier choices. Also try having a few nuts with your chocolate and wean off that way. Try googling to find out also the emotional connection you might have with chocolate, you may have been given it as a reward when you were a child for instance. I had to give up caffeine so I gave up chocolate too, I rarely have it and find I can only have a tiny bit otherwise I get a head rush or feel woozy like I just had alcohol or something.

  • I had gestational diabetes and had to go cold turkey it’s hard but after two weeks I had no more cravings. Good luck.

  • I have been told that the chocolate in New York tastes bitter like cooking chocolate. I wonder what country it is manufactured in and whether it is available in Aust.

  • start having dark chocolate – and get darker and darker. i have 90% in my house (which some people say tastes like cardboard) but it means i only eat a little when i want a hit.

    the other thing – go cold turkey. the more you eat sugar the more you crave sugar so it is a vicious cycle. easier said than done though….

  • I love chocolate and no desire to stop eating it!
    I hope some of the answers help you! :)

  • Try Aldi chocolate….it’s terrible and if it’s all that’s in the fridge you’ll soon go without.
    But seriously, I used to tell myself I could have some chocolate after either 20 minutes (I’d usually forget about it) or after I did 1000 more steps on my Fitbit (most the time I couldn’t be bothered so would just go without)

  • they chocolate makes you have the good feels, it releases a hormone that helps combat depression maybe something is getting you down. Another theory is that a deficiency in magnesium in your diet can also cause chokky cravings, you could try a supplement or eat more magnesium rich foods

  • Go cold turkey?? Or go sugar free completely lol

  • I would say try to eat some licorice.

  • I have read that smelling vanilla can help with craving sweet things. I’ve yet to try it to confirm, but it’s on my to do list

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