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Old 10-01-11, 05:27 AM   #1
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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








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Old 10-01-11, 09:53 AM   #2
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Mine is kinda weird. Because I have addictions but never at the same time. I have an Addictive Personality but I also get so bored with things so quickly that I'm never addicted to one thing for more than a few months and I then look for a new addiction - and when I don't find a new addiction to cling onto, it drive me insane.

Like now for instance. I have nothing! Nothing!

So it's common for me to switch addictions. I'll be obsessed with something for months and never want to go without it but then, generally about the time people actually start to feed the addiction, I get totally bored with it and want something else.

When I was younger it was more constant because I was more captivated with things for longer periods of time. Or because I didn't have easy access to those things like I do now.
It was generally chocolate until I discovered the wonders of butterscotch candy.

Typically I switch between sweets. But it can be other foods too, like stew for example, or apples. Sometimes it's music or an Anime or a TV show that I go ballistic over if it doesn't air when it's supposed to.


The thing is, we can't figure out where this comes from. I practically rely on having some sort of addiction. Sure, I can function without one but I'm way more on edge and it drives me insane until I find something else to get addicted to. But neither of my parents have an addictive personality, I was never really overly-induldged as a child either. But anytime anyone would hide sweets from me, even as a small child, I could always find them - my Grandmother had a heck of a time with me on that.

My diet isn't great either because i always overeat anything I happen to be addicted to, if I can my hands on it. I resort to begging someone to drive me places to get them too... or worse, I offer to drive so I can get them if they'll go with me (permit).

I'm kinda glad though, at least I'm not addicted to one thing only. I'm only addicted to one thing at a time until I get bored, then i switch addictions. So i just replace it.

If I could find a way to replace it with something healthy and moderate it, I would. But I've tried. But it all doesn't taste good enough for me to have an interest.









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I'm addicted to soda, I have to lock all the soda cans as far from my sight as possible or I'll drink them all up within minutes.









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Old 11-01-11, 06:29 AM   #4
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Guess there are more people addicted to junk food than i thought








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im adicicted not to be addicted in somewhat ever.








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Old 12-01-11, 09:25 AM   #7
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Well, maybe to sport
If I don't do anything outside the house or any sport in my day, I feel really bad at the end of the day, feel like I'm going fatty or something like that.
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Default Re: Addictions, heres my experience, post yours

i seem to have what Marietta was talking about, an addictive personality;
i will always need something to keep me going, and once i get bored, i think "what the hell was i thinking being so 'into' the specific thing"
its actually not really a good thing cause it means i don't have sustained stability much.
oh well good luck with your chocolate addiction!!
i think my mum has that hehe
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Old 15-01-11, 06:57 AM   #9
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Thanks not sure if i'll get passed it completely but i'm starting to eat healthy food as well.... haha today i only had a chocolate milkshake, a packet of triple choc cookies and some chocolate gelato.... yeah thats like good compared to other days... and no some how i don't gain weight. ah well yummy food is yummy right!








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