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Nerdygalwithabook Wed 20-Apr-16 17:43:26

So I go through phases where I will eat loads of chocolate for a day or two and then not eat it for like a month. yesterday I brought one of these

My OH had two lines of it, and over the course of the day/night/this morning I ate the rest.
It says eight portions per bar, which means I ate 6 portions in less that 24 hours.
I fancy buying more (A MUCH smaller bar) because now I'm so worried that I've eaten so much. I don't do it everyday. Anyone else have this problem?

Roseberrry Wed 20-Apr-16 17:45:32

Me! I could go through one of them massive bars of galaxy in one evening. I just do not know when to stop.

I've found not buying any makes it easier. It's hard at first as you miss the sugar rush but it does get easier.

AdoraBell Wed 20-Apr-16 17:48:01

Oh yes. I am an emotional eater and chocolate is my poison.

I'm not implying that you eat to suppress emotions, but I certainly do. Smaller bars are the way to go. Then if you are still hoovering it up maybe look at other aspects, are you bored, stressed etc. But start of with buying less and see how that goes.

AdoraBell Wed 20-Apr-16 17:49:54

Sorry, I meant yes I eat too much chocolate, not you eat too much.

Junosmum Wed 20-Apr-16 17:50:46

Yep, I do it too. Doesn't mean it's a good thing though sad

I can do it with loads of things though.

whifflesqueak Wed 20-Apr-16 17:53:43

the oldest woman who ever lived ate a kilogram of chocolate every week.

BrownAjah Wed 20-Apr-16 17:53:57

I would do that regularly. I always bought a big bar on a Friday or the weekend telling myself it would last me days and it was gone in 24hrs. I finally sorted out my diet and exercise recently and I don't buy chocolate bars any more! No willpower whatsoever blush

VioletTea Wed 20-Apr-16 17:54:57

YANBU to be concerned. I'm the same as you. I can quite easily wolf down a bar that size in 10 minutes.
For years I craved sugar, usually chocolate and biscuits, sometimes pastries etc. I put on loads of weight.

I'm now doing something about it and am very strict with myself. I simply resist the temptation to buy it. If I don't have it in the house, I can't eat it. If I do have it in the house, it sits in the cupboard "calling" to me, and it's all I can think about until I give in and scoff it sad

BerylStreep Wed 20-Apr-16 17:54:58

Apparently some people crave chocolate because they are deficient in magnesium.

Xmasbaby11 Wed 20-Apr-16 17:55:33

I don't think 3 portions of choc a day is that much - I could eat it easily! I am greedy though and couldn't keep a big bar of choc in the house.

KP86 Wed 20-Apr-16 17:57:17

Another one who could eat a family sized bar in 10 minutes. Sometimes I doubt I even taste it.

Not having it is made easier by the fact most chocolate in the UK tastes horrible compared to at home.

Currently LCHF dieting, so can only have 80% which is virtually sugar free. Good to give me a hit and 30g is more than enough.

Princesspeach1980 Wed 20-Apr-16 18:01:33

If it's in the house, it's gone within a day every time. I don't sit down and pig out, but I have a piece every time I pass the fridge and then suddenly it's all gone. I just have to try to resist buying it (although then I end up eating the kids kitkats and rocky bars) chocolate

AliceScarlett Wed 20-Apr-16 18:03:11

Enter it into myfitnesspal, that puts me off everytime.

EatDessertFirst Wed 20-Apr-16 18:04:53

I could eat and do eat a lot of chocolate in one sitting, usually when I'm upset or stressed out. I can't have chocolate or anything mildly sweet in the house because I will eat all of it. I have no off switch with that stuff.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Wed 20-Apr-16 18:05:23

I think lots of people have an 'Achilles heel' which manifests in overeating a specific thing if they get their hands on it. I don't like chocolate, it's always in the house and I just will never touch it. It's not willpower, it's dislike.

Now... Mini Cheddars on the other hand. I can't have those in the house. I can EASILY eat 12 bags in a day if I have them here. I'm sure that's the same thing just a different product. smile

Nerdygalwithabook Wed 20-Apr-16 18:05:32

See I dont actually eat pure chocolate that much, but I do eat biscuity things in-between. I'm slightly underweight, Anaemic.
I think its cause when I had an ED when I was younger chocolate remained something when I got over it that I felt comfortable eating. (Obvs didn't eat when had ED)

Like its just a couple of days in the month, i'm a bit stressed, near the time for my next injection. So you reckon I can get away with just buying one of them medium £1 bars and scoffing it?

You have no idea how good it feels to have other people say they can eat one of them in one day too [Grin]

hollyisalovelyname Wed 20-Apr-16 18:14:07

Beryl a coincidence you said that it might mean you lack magnesium.
I went to Boots today and bought magnesium tablets just after buying 2 blush chocolate bars.

AdoraBell Wed 20-Apr-16 18:14:19

I never knew that Beryl <I have an excuse at last!> I wonder if that is why dark chocolate seems to satisfy me when I am not scoffing the sweet stuff because I'm too stressed?

Does dark chocolate have more magnesium?

charliedontsurf Wed 20-Apr-16 18:15:44

I do this too. I've been diagnosed with Graves disease and as such my metabolism has gone haywire. I can eat and eat and not put on weight (sounds like the best thing ever but the other symptoms are not so great!). I have been usually having 1 big bar a day...just bought some 'posh' chocolate from sainos with the idea that it'll last because it's quite rich. Nope, almost all gone. At Easter I got 6 Easter eggs and some mini eggs and I ate it all in 3 days blush then decided that wasn't enough and spent £25 on hotel chocolat website in the Easter sale. That all went in a couple of days too! Thinking about it makes me feel a bit ashamed...

Nerdygalwithabook Wed 20-Apr-16 18:25:02

Thank Gawddddd for you ladies! I feel so much less ashamed and less yano bad now

NicknameUsed Wed 20-Apr-16 18:28:38

"See I dont actually eat pure chocolate that much"

Clearly not, as I don't think Cadburys qualify as chocolate anyway. Why not buy some decent chocolate instead?

britnay Wed 20-Apr-16 18:35:48

I thought that you were going to link to a 1kg bar. I could easily eat 200g in one sitting.

cornishglos Wed 20-Apr-16 18:40:51

I eat far too much of it too.

AppleAndBlackberry Wed 20-Apr-16 18:42:42

Yes, I only really buy dark chocolate for myself for this reason (doesn't have the same addictive quality). I've also eaten 400g bars in one or two sittings as a teenager. Easter is a bad time for me because I usually end up eating some of the kids' as well as mine (they get far too much and prefer sweets anyway).

Nerdygalwithabook Wed 20-Apr-16 18:43:14

I dont like Galaxy, I like CADBURYS ONLY

By not pure I mean a choccie covered biccie bar

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