If you are afraid your taste for chocolate will make you gain weight or cause bad side-effects, like damaging your teeth or adding way too much sugar to your diet, use these quick and easy steps to stop chocolate addiction for life now. They will work for chocolate cravings during pregnancy, menstruation, PMS or any stressful event, regardless of how many times you've succumbed to your chocolate munchies in the past.
How to Stop Chocolate Cravings
Here are some simple tips to follow to help you stop most chocolate cravings almost instantly
Add extra magnesium to Your diet:
Chocolate contains a lot of magnesium. I have noticed that most of the time, my chocolate cravings vanish when I take magnesium daily. Among all chocolate cravings causes, my biggest trigger is menstruation. My cravings usually vanish after one or two glasses of magnesium chloride water. I make it with 22g of Nigari per liter of water or 0.8 oz per quart. When in a rush, I just drop one coffee spoon in a large glass of water. I find that magnesium releases stress, improves my sleep and reduces my chocolate cravings. I take one glass at night. Two is OK, but no more, because magnesium chloride has laxative effects.
Drink plenty of water and make sure you eat enough:
I sometimes eat too much chocolate because I haven’t had enough to eat. I think it’s more a case of hunger than a craving, but still, it’s not a healthy way to eat. In other words, eat and drink enough so that you’re not tempted to use chocolate to suppress your hunger. Drink water in between meals and eat fiber-rich fresh food, like fresh vegetables, and take the time to chew your food. That will send your brain signals that you’ve had enough to eat.
Eat only very dark chocolate:
You’ll find it’s much harder to binge on 86% or more dark chocolate than on milk chocolate. I find it almost impossible. Try very dark organic chocolate to get what your body needs. You’ll probably eat only 3 or 4 small squares and won’t be filling your body with unnecessary sugar and additives.
If that’s not enough, try the next technique.
Use the best chocolate craving busting technique I know:
This technique is very powerful and simple to use. I share it only with my newsletter subscribers, but it’s entirely free. If you want to learn how to stop any chocolate cravings in 8-12 minutes or even less, please subscribe to my newsletter now, using the form at the bottom of this article. Just enter your name and e-mail address and click on the button.
How to Beat Chocolate Addiction
Find the emotions behind the addiction:
If you suffer from emotional eating, your attraction to chocolate may be due to a mental association rather than some hormonal imbalance or anything physical. It’s the expectation of what chocolate can do for you – like comfort you, make you feel loved or understood – that makes you crave chocolate. If you suffer from emotional eating, first you need to learn the three basic skill you must master to stop emotional eating. The most important step is to learn to identify the thoughts and emotions that trigger your cravings.
Acknowledge your needs and take action:
Now you know what you’re trying to get out of chocolate, you must discover how to meet your emotional needs without food. I teach you how to do that in my article about overcoming food addiction. The same general rules apply to chocolate addiction.
Eliminate blocks to recovery:
Like with every addiction, you may be somewhat afraid or worried about how you will cope without chocolate. Eliminating addiction takes courage, but it is a very empowering and liberating experience that opens the door to a happier and more fulfilling life. Right now, you may feel that chocolate is all you’ve got, and that may be true. I know I have used food to tolerate the unacceptable in a very toxic relationship. Ending my addiction also meant facing other aspects of my life. Ones I didn’t want to face. I’m sure, as you’re still reading, that you probably have enough courage to deal with that aspect of change. Beliefs like “I’ll feel deprived” or “I know I can’t let go of chocolate” are the main causes of major relapses and failures. That’s why, to succeed, you must address these as well, or your success will be only temporary. To fully break-free, read the part where I teach you how to change beliefs on my article about goal setting.
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