Are you a chocolate addict?
Do you salivate when you walk through the chocolate aisle at the supermarket? Do you eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner and nothing else? Does your diet consist of just chocolate and you drive out in the middle of the night to buy some if you have run out? .
Odds are probably no, you may call yourself a chocolate addict but have not reached these scary heights. Yet! Chocolate addiction can get very serious though and is very common too. You may not be making runs out in the middle of the night for chocolate yet, but like with any addiction it starts out very subtly then spreads into all facets of your life so should be taken seriously.
Damaging effects of too much chocolate
Unfortunately some people do become addicted to chocolate and this can affect their health and well being immensely. Not only does a diet high in chocolate lead to obesity, heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and tooth decay. But chocolate also contains a lot of caffeine, and too much caffeine in your system can lead to rapid heartbeat, anxiety, depression, restlessness, sleep problems, tremors and nausea too.
Now I’m not saying you have to stop eating chocolate completely, if you rely on the occasional piece of chocolate to alleviate stress or because you fancy it, that’s absolutely fine, but consuming too much can have adverse health effects, therefore it’s best to keep chocolate to an occasional treat.
What happens if you are addicted to chocolate, how do you break free of this addiction?
Chocolate addiction is common, and in my hypnotherapy practise, I encounter this regularly. Using this example, perhaps a person has always used chocolate as an emotional crutch, so rather than deal with emotion at hand in a healthy way, .e.g stress or sadness, they have tried to remove that emotion by eating chocolate. When you do something over and over again, it becomes a habit which is then stored in your subconscious mind.
Therefore in order to break this habit, changes need to be made in the subconscious mind, which is where hypnosis can help. During a session of hypnosis we can communicate with a person’s subconscious mind and lay down more positive ways of thinking, feeling and behaving where chocolate is concerned. When the chocoholic emerges from one session of hypnosis, they instantly feel differently about eating chocolate and the habit no longer controls them. I also teach a brilliant tapping technique which can curb any cravings if you happen to get any in the future.
So if you feel like you are turning into a chocoholic, and you are losing control of how much you consume, then please get in touch with me, to hear how hypnosis can help you break free of this unhealthy addiction once and for all.