Hi my names miki, and i'm addicted to chocolate, you may laugh at this and think it's a joke but it isn't. I'm 16 and i've been eating chocolate every day since i stopped eating pureed food.
My dad has a sweet tooth and thats where i got it from but he's never eaten as much as i have and he usually sticks to dark. I love all chocolate, i will eat all chocolate. The problem is chocolate has replaced most of the other food groups in my diet, on a good day i will eat lunch and dinner and have chocolate in between, on a bad day i will just eat chocolate for both of those meals and if i don't sleep through breakfast i will eat chocolate then as well. My problem isn't too bad when there isn't too much around the house but if there is, it won't last more than an 10 mins and then my parents will buy more. Luckily my dad has started enforcing some rules with chocolate and proper food, but for how long it will last i don't know.
Many people have tried to turn my diet around none have succeeded. My diet is so bad i have become infamous for it, people like coming to my house because there is always yummy junk food and we probably don't have to eat a proper dinner. There are only about 5 fruits and 5 veggies that i am willing to eat but i hardly ever eat them, i almost never eat nuts unless they are covered in chocolate. As for meat and dairy, i only eat chicken, and i eat most dairy foods but mainly just chocolate milk.
The best way i can quit eating chocolate is too stop eating food all together, but i still end up snacking on chocolate. If i can't get my chocolate fix well i get a bit crazy, more just very motivated and determined to find chocolate, which i usually do (find it) and the problem is solved. I used to steal chocolate off friends, people knew too protect their sweets around me, but sometimes people teased me with it and i ended up tackling them for it. I don't do that now thankgod otherwise that would really embarrassing.
I have an addictive nature, i got it from my mum i can't handle things in moderation, put chocolate in front of me and i wont stop, i just don't know where the boundaries are. This has had some effects on my health but nothing too serious.
The only problem is that people don't understand when i eat healthy food i may go into withdrawal. My chocolate addiction got worse when my shopping addiction ended, i was about 12, and yes i was addicted to spending money at that age, i used to steal hundreds of dollars from my mums wallet a week, and as a 10 yr old i would go to a fair and spend $200 in an hour.
It was good that i grow out of this habit but i have replaced it with something a bit more detrimental to my health especially since diabetes runs in the family. It would be really bad if got diabetes, because my two biggest phobias are being ill, and injections. I would probably self distruct. Hopefully i wont as i stay fit and am slightly underweight.
Btw this addiction isn't out of ignorance about healthy eating believe me i know about keeping fit and eating healthily I've done so much research I'm practically an expert and I've written two articles about it. i just can't seem to force myself to use the knowledge i have, i eat healthy food if it is gourmet but since neither or my parents are chefs i usually don't.
That briefly is my addiction if you've had any similar experiences with addiction or have any questions, post