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1. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 10y

Don't know why I didn't start this thread sooner.
Here you may safely explain your chocolate fantasies, dreams, and cravings.

Note:
Definitions of chocolate addiction and its potential relationship to dieting and problem eating were investigated in 50 individuals who identified themselves as "chocoholics". Respondents were interviewed and completed a battery of questionnaires on food cravings, eating, weight, dieting and depression. On average this sample consumed about 12 (60-g) bars of chocolate per week and craved chocolate about six times per week. Cravings and amount consumed were not significantly related but amount consumed was significantly correlated with disinhibition (r = 0.3). Most (76%) respondents had definitions of chocolate addiction that centred on a lack of control around chocolate and regarded the "addictive" factor in chocolate as orosensory (i.e. taste, smell, texture). Unlike most others, dieters and secret eaters experienced negative affect following consumption of chocolate. Consumers who preferred to eat in secret reported a higher degree of aberrant eating. The extent to which the behaviour of "chocolate addicts" resembles that of eating disordered individuals and other addictions remains to be clarified.

Let just see where this thread goes, shall we?

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting IronChef

Don't know why I didn't start this thread sooner.
Here you may safely explain your chocolate fantasies, dreams, and cravings.

Let just see where this thread goes, shall we?

Why do I have the feeling that electroshock therapy is going to come into play here??
I think I'll wait and let someone else be the first "guinea pig" - test the waters, so to speak... And, where are those 50 people who were interviewed and tabulated? Do they have any chocolate left????

Isa leaves this thread, before getting "shocked", and heads off to organize a break-in of the Chocoholics Anonymous office(s) in a search for their chocolate stash...

3. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

I do not eat chocolate in hiding...my addiction is well known ;) Nothing anonymous here...
I enjoy every moment of it. :)
I do think it is odd that they craved chocolate 6 times a week and ate 12 candy bars! :) When the craving strikes (at least once a day) I obey.

4. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 10y

12 60g bars per weeks consists of being addicted??? That's like 2 Mars bars a day, that's nothing!!!! STUPID HEALTHFANATICS!!! SANDALWEARING YOGHURTFANCIERS!!!!

Quoting the Irish Comedian Dylan Moran:

"People enjoy what's bad for them. Nobody goes into a Chipper (For Non English/Irish People - Take Away burger places) at 3 am and says 'I want a Salad. I really crave a salad now.'"

What keeps you going through hard days (or sometimes nights) at work? YES! CHOCOLATE AND COKE (the drink, not the illegal substance!). That stuff is a lifesaver...

Chocolate is good for you, chocolate makes you happy!!!!! I demand that whoever published this survey is being burned at the stake!!!! They are in league with the 'Healthy Lifestyle' Devil!!!!!
BURN THEM!!!! BURN THEM!!!!!

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Has anyone gotten shocked yet??? I still think it's a possibility... We haven't heard from Pardus or CC in several hours - the shock may have done them in...

6. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 10y

You are a chocoholic if ...

-you would rather have a bag of M&M's than sex
-you would rather have a gold ticket to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory than win the lottery
-you go to Hershey Park and can't ride any roller coasters because your hands are full of chocolate
-you use chocolate milk for your Cocoa Puffs

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

BUSTED!!! Except for the lottery one - need more money to buy more chocolate...

8. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting Pardus

What keeps you going through hard days (or sometimes nights) at work? YES! CHOCOLATE AND COKE (the drink, not the illegal substance!). That stuff is a lifesaver...

Boo! Boo! Down with Coke! Bubbly brown mud that fills you up before you can get through your meal! What's with you Irish and pseudo-Irish and your addiction to Coke? I spent a whole summer listening to "DC! Where's my DC! I need DC!"

But chocolate, on the other hand... the next best thing to heaven is a $2 piece of the world's best chocolate filled with some magnificent concoction

9. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting tway

Quoting Pardus

What keeps you going through hard days (or sometimes nights) at work? YES! CHOCOLATE AND COKE (the drink, not the illegal substance!). That stuff is a lifesaver...

Boo! Boo! Down with Coke! Bubbly brown mud that fills you up before you can get through your meal! What's with you Irish and pseudo-Irish and your addiction to Coke? I spent a whole summer listening to "DC! Where's my DC! I need DC!"

But chocolate, on the other hand... the next best thing to heaven is a $2 piece of the world's best chocolate filled with some magnificent concoction

Oooohhhhh - not DC!!!! Coke was not meant to be that mutant brown, calorie-less, vile-tasting stuff they call Diet Coke. NO! Coca-Cola was meant to be the sweet, rich, delicious liquid, with lots of caffeine and sugar, that made a great morning coffee replacement for those of us who didn't/don't drink... well... coffee. (Okay, so now they make it with corn syrup instead of sugar - unless you are in Mexico or CA/SA - where they still use SUGAR!!!)

Chocolate and Coke got me through many a morning!!!! I didn't start drinking coffee regularly until I was 33 years old. I still miss my morning Coke...

10. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 10y

Quoting IronChef

You are a chocoholic if ...

-you would rather have a bag of M&M's than sex

What about sex WITH a bag of M&M's? Could you be more specific......