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Can I not just eat my chocolate and do it too?

candacetysickcandacetysick Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
Hi everybody, I'm 27 and looking to start making changes for the better. Even if they are the tiniest of changes.

I struggle with anxiety & stress. I eat when I'm bored, I eat when I'm stressed. I'm pretty sure lots of us feel like at least part of that. Oh, and I'm lazy as sin to boot.

I swear I want to change, but I'm still ready to fight for my piece of chocolate a day even if it's not going to help me at all. I really believe there has to be a way to have your 'piece of chocolate' remain a stable part of your life and make changes too. (And yes, even I know that's not really true to start- I just hate admitting it) Anybody else feel this way?

Hoping we can start a discussion about being stubborn as a mule but still making progress at the same time.

Would love to hear other people's experiences and be the person you yell your frustrations at
edited June 13

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  • GamlielaGamliela Posts: 2,337Member Member Posts: 2,337Member Member

    My own experience is that if I can find a way to have at least one favorite food it makes it easier to stick with a food plan over the long term. When I read many of the posts on mfp I'm aware of how different people are in regard to the topic you raised for discussion. A lot of people can eat a lot of carbs, even sweets and maintain balanced eating without binging they say. Me, I have gotten to know a few trigger foods, so I do my best to avoid those ones, but I find new ways to make things I enjoy that help me avoid feeling deprived, so I'm less likely to binge. I put unsweetened cocoa powder in natural yogurt for my fun food, so chocolate bars rarely tempt me. But lots of people will just have some chocolate squares and they can work that into their days with no dire consequences.

    Try some new things and see how you go is my advice, and thanks for the topic.
  • wellnesschaserwellnesschaser Posts: 890Member, Premium Member Posts: 890Member, Premium Member
    I made some healthy changes this past year but let go of a lot of restrictions, meaning I probably eat more junk food daily than I ever have. The thing is I used to binge on it, but now I work to fit it in.

    I agree with the above, ^ I have trigger foods and I’m careful with those, but I’m trying to make nothing off-limits. I think it was the good/bad thinking that got me into trouble with food in the first place.

    This week I feel like I’m working hard to eat the maximum number of cheezits that fit my macros and cals :)
    edited June 15
  • damaddox7damaddox7 Posts: 16Member Member Posts: 16Member Member
    I think if you can have a piece of chocolate then have it. My problem is I want the whole bag. I can't stop at a piece if you can I don't think a piece of chocolate will make or break you. So enjoy!🍫
  • mjrc2mjrc2 Posts: 106Member Member Posts: 106Member Member
    I cannot keep chocolate in my house. I have absolutely no self control. I will wake up in the middle of the night and eat chocolate until it is gone. I have learned to only buy single servings of junk- that way I cannot binge! @Gamliela -I just had yogurt with cacao powder and frozen cherries, its so good.
  • GamlielaGamliela Posts: 2,337Member Member Posts: 2,337Member Member
    I tried strawberris and blueberries and peaches with it. i think cherries would be awesome!
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