I’m naturally slim and I enjoy excercise. I gained a few pounds out of comfort eating (I think that’s what it was, anyway) ..... basically eating even more chocolate than I usually would while watching movies at night time, alone, after my long term relationship ended.
I stopped feeling sorry for myself and used my fitness pal to count calories and lose the 6 pounds I’d gained. I’m now around 120lbs which is usual for me (5ft4.5in) and I’m perfectly comfortable with my size and shape - I don’t wish to lose any more weight. However, I am deeply concerned about my addiction to chocolate (possibly sweets in general, not entirely sure) ... I’m scared about getting diabetes, I’m scared that I’m not in control of eating chocolate. Wether I’m eating 1300-1500 calories a day or my maintenance calories, about 700-800 of my calorie intake comes from chocolate. That is embarrassing to admit.
I live in England and have considered seeing my GP about this, but I’m afraid they won’t take me seriously because I’m not overweight. I told my sister that I considered this, and that I believe I must have an eating disorder and she said I do not have an eating disorder and that it purely comes down to willpower. Maybe she’s right, but I can easily restrict my calories and I enjoy doing cardio 6 days a week so I think I must be fairly disciplined so why wouldn’t I be able to cut out chocolate? It feels like it must be an addiction.
I read going cold turkey is the best way. I tried this and lasted one day!
Please, if any of you have suffered in this way and have managed to control your sweets intake please give me all the tips you have! Tell me all about your journey. I really, really want to be free from this addiction.
Thanks in advance.