How I stopped eating chocolate

Diet – a very important part of your life to get right. If you get a lot of joy out of eating (as I do) then you’ll know that you don’t want to cut out things that you really enjoy and make you happy. But equally, you don’t want to be unhealthy.

As someone who is mildly obsessed with exercise, I have long been a strong believe in the old phrase “if the furnace is hot enough it will burn anything.” Meaning that as long as I do enough exercise I can eat whatever I want whenever I want to. This is something I’ve basically done over the last 10 years. I eat fairly healthily at meal times because I love to cook, but in the evening I normally sit down with chocolate, popcorn or other very unhealthy snacks. Now, where this becomes a problem is when I can’t exercise for a while. For example, this last week I’ve been away with work and I’ve not been able to get to the gym or go running. However, I still crave the same amount of food as normal. When you consider that I normally burn off roughly 500-750 calories a day on average doing exercise, over a week I can add up to 5,000 calories into my body which I don’t need. That’s quite a lot.

So, with the help of my partner I finally have a solution and it’s not anything nasty, I actually love it. I’ve simply started drinking a home made fruit smoothie in the evenings instead of chocolate or other snacks. Amazingly it just makes me feel as though I don’t need anything else. I no longer crave chocolate, I no longer sit on the sofa thinking about going to the shop to buy snacks. It’s like a¬†miracle..!

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