I am not a breakfast eater, at least I was'nt, until now. I found a way to control my chocolate cravings and have breakfast without feeling yucky. I went and bought some special K meal bars. Double Chocolate and Chocolate Peanut Butter. This gives me my chocolate and vitamins the body needs, especially fiber. They taste great!!
I also drink the protein shakes from slim fast for lunch. More vitamins and chocolate.
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Instead of telling myself that I CAN'T have chocolate or a piece of candy every now and then, I've started buying a package of the Sugar-Free Chocolates. They are individually wrapped, often times are dark chocolate, and there's not very many in the package. I know that they are there when I get a craving and they are so good. I have also had the Skinny Cow candies. It's just a sweet treat while maintaining portion control and I feel satisfied afterwards.
I have been a chocoholic all of my life. So, in the past, when going on binges, chocolate was my drug of choice; a bad choice because I couldn't control myself. Now, when I get a craving for chocolate, I add a couple of semi-sweet chocolate chips to a meal or desert and that takes care of it.494
We all have weak moments, when you're torn between a craving and your ultimate goal. I have learned to shush that little voice by reminding myself that my conscious self is in control of my actions. The little voice can scream for chocolate all it wants, but if I just refuse to get up and get chocolate, then it will eventually give up and learn not to scream like that again! Ignorance is bliss.
Start small: tell yourself if you can hold out for half an hour, then you can have the chocolate. Or if you can work out for just 10 minutes then you can stop. It's all mind over matter. Eventually you won't need to bargain; you'll be already doing the right things.
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