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Are you looking to find hypnotherapy near Bedlington for help with chocolate addiction? Quays Clinic of Hypnotherapy in North Shields can help you. Hypnotherapist Ian Smith is an Internationally respected therapist. Get the help you need today.
Overcoming chocolate addiction is possible at Quays Clinic. Since John Cadbury developed a process in the 19th century to create solid chocolate and opened the first chocolate factory, people the world over have loved chocolate for its sweet, creamy taste and texture and the euphoric feelings it can create when consumed.
Some people claim to be unable to stop eating it, just like a person addicted to a drug. Like any substance that is pleasurable to eat, chocolate may cause mental health problems or psychological “addiction” in those who eat it regularly.
It is possible to become addicted to chocolate.
For people who are addicted to chocolate, there is a way to overcome their addiction. A combination of using self-hypnosis, hypnotherapy in Bedlington, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), emotional freedom technique (EFT), and thought field therapy (TFT) is the answer.
Most addictions come from emotional problems or relationship problems which cause a lot of stress and anxiety as well as problems with being overweight which causes symptoms of depression. When the psychological problems have resolved the urges to eat too much chocolate no longer creates the desire to comfort eat or binge on chocolate.
“Chocoholic” is a term often used jokingly by those who love the sweet stuff and eat it in large quantities. They may have an urge to buy chocolates every time they pass a candy display or finish a whole box of chocolates in one sitting because they just can’t stop.
This may not be a joking matter. Chocolate does contain several powerful compounds such as theobromine and tryptophan, among others, which are known to act on the human brain, creating euphoric feelings and even sexual arousal in large enough concentrations.
Chocolate also contains caffeine, which acts on the central nervous system, and is known to be one of the most physiologically addictive compounds in the world. The combination of these compounds, consumed in large enough quantity, could cause true physiological addiction, but most people – even avowed “chocoholics” – do not eat enough chocolate to become truly physically addicted.
This is not to say that chocolate does not cause cravings in those who love it. Whether it’s the combination of “feel good” compounds, the satisfying texture, a large amount of sugar in today’s chocolate candy, or even a genetic component that makes this combination harder to resist. Many self-described “chocoholics” can tell you that they have powerful urges to eat it and a hard time saying no, even when they know they’ve had too much.
If you are addicted to chocolate and know you should cut back, never fear; there are a few healthy ways to keep it in your diet, and perhaps keep those urges in check. For example, dark chocolate is a healthier alternative than either milk chocolate or white chocolate. Dark chocolate contains flavonoids and a powerful antioxidant, which are known to help fight heart disease and have been shown to lower blood pressure.
The darker the chocolate, the healthier it is for you. Dark chocolate is also lower in fat and lower in sugar than the creamier milk chocolate.
If you must have chocolate every day, you might want to cut back on the solid chocolate candies which are packed with fat and sugar. If chocolate cake is causing you problems, try cooking with semi-sweet or dark chocolate. Try a chocolate cake recipe that calls for unsweetened cocoa.
If you are looking to find hypnotherapy in Bedlington, Newcastle, and Sunderland, Gateshead for help with addiction to chocolate, contact hypnotist Ian Smith at Quays Clinic. Hypnotherapist Ian Smith is an Internationally respected therapist who has many years of experience in helping his clients with a chocolate addiction.