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You Will Need
- Whole grains
- Mint or cinnamon gum (optional)
Eat single servings
Switch to eating only single servings of chocolate, rather than just giving up chocolate completely. Going cold turkey can lead to strong cravings and binge eating. Back off on other sweets as well.
Take control of your addiction. Don't just think of yourself as an addict with no control over your cravings. Be in charge of your own body.
Find the connections
Find out why you eat chocolate. If eating chocolate is connected to good memories, nurture those memories instead of using chocolate as a middle man. If it comforts you, then find comfort in friends and family.
Eat fiber-rich foods
Eat fiber-rich foods like whole grains, fruits, and vegetables for snacks. They will help keep you full between meals.
Drink water and rest
Drink water and get plenty of rest. The body confuses the need for both water and sleep with hunger.
Walk for a half hour every day. Much like eating chocolate, walking releases mood-enhancing hormones. Replacing your daily chocolate bars with a daily walk will help you conquer your addiction.