January 8, 2016

How to Eat Less Chocolate

This year, one of my goals is to lose weight. It seems like that is a goal on everyone's mind around this time of year. I personally never keep it. This year, I am determined to make it the year of me and succeed in what I want.


Chocolate is my downfall. Everyone around me knows it. Heck, if you read this blog, I am sure you know it. I flat out love chocolate. That is a problem for me. I used to justify eating lots of chocolate by saying that it wasn't as bad as other people's bad habits...(ie. smoking can give you cancer etc...) But this year I am taking a different approach to chocolate. I am not cutting it out. I don't think I ever could, but I am treating it as a treat.

I know it is addictive to me. I know that if I tell myself I can't indulge, I will want it even more and become that true addict hiding a massive addiction of 50 reeses wrappers in my closet. I don't want to be that girl.

So therefore, my attitude will be one of willpower and healthy living. I will turn chocolate from a habit into a treat. That was what it is supposed to be all along. Say I stayed on my workout routine for 2 weeks straight? A peppermint patty may be what I have. I had a bad day and all I can think about is chocolate? Fine, I get one piece and that is it. 

If I keep eating chocolate regularly and not like I outlined above, then it is not a treat anymore. It is a regular habit. Treats are meant to be treats and not habits. This goes the same for other "bad habits." Having pizza shouldn't be a regular occurrence for a healthy, balanced diet. If you like alcohol, a glass every night is a routine not a treat. 

Bottom line to this post taking away some really yummy things out of your routine: Treat yourself. With the true meaning of treat.

Chocolate, you can stay. Just in a limited capacity.


What is your favorite unhealthy treat?
How do you curb your sweet tooth?

2 comments:

  1. If its not around I don't usually crave/want it but if it is then I'm all over it!

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  2. Oh, I am so with you on the chocolate addiction. I'm currently using MyFitnessPal to count calories and if I happen to have calories left at the end of the day I have one small treat and that's it. When I'm not counting calories I go completely off the deep end with sweets. Lol

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