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Posted by: Karen | 2008-12-19

Weight Loss

I eat healthy food but can not resist chocolates, i have chocolates everyday and can not do with out them therefore i can not shed of the kilo' s, what can i do?

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Dear Karen
Chocolates are actually addictive in 2 ways: a) they contain substances that can cause addiction such as serotonin, endorphins, phenylethylamine and caffeine. b) the carbohydrate in the chocolates increases the serotonin levels in the brain thus improving your mood, which can also be addictive. If you are eating a diet that contains too little carbohydrate then you may be making the chocolate addiction worse. Make sure that you are eating a serving of low-GI carbohydrates at each meal. Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. Then start to gradually decrease how much chocolate you eat per day - one square at a time, until you have weaned yourself of this habit.
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Posted by: Zexeon | 2008-12-19

Cut back on your chocolate intake and you really crave it you could either only have one block, eat it as meal replacement, drink chocolate flavoured PS, use selftalk, think of the consequences, think of your target goal and the reward you set yourself, ect.

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