Lets face it, most people enjoy eating chocolate. It tastes good, theres no doubt about it. For some people, though, eating chocolate is not just an occasional indulgence; it is a compulsion and addiction. Their thoughts are consumed by chocolate and they are overwhelmed with the craving to get their hands on some. No matter how much will power they sum on up, the chocolate craving wins every time.
Chocoholics exhibit many of the symptoms of chemical addiction. Sweet and high-fat foods, particularly chocolate, cause the neuro-hormones dopamine and serotonin to be released in the neuron synapse , making us feel happier.
Chocolate contains several biologically active ingredients, all of which can cause abnormal behaviours and psychological sensations like those of other addictive chemicals. Researchers at the University of Tampere in Finland found that self-proclaimed chocolate addicts salivated more in the presence of chocolate, and showed a more negative mood and higher anxiety. The researchers state that chocolate addicts show many of the traits of chemical addiction.
Chocolate is the most frequently craved food in women and many women describe themselves as chocoholics.
“Hi Peter, I saw you in Darwin to help me give up my obsession with chocolate and happy to say I havent eaten chocolate since and have lost weight, thank you I am in contact to ask if you travel to Canberra as I have mentioned you to a friend who wants to give up smoking, cheers.” Linda B, Darwin NT
Chocoholics experience a compulsive habit of consumption, producing an instant feeling of well-being. Abstinence can lead to withdrawal symptoms, such as headaches and agitation. This partly explains the cravings common in seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and pre-menstrual syndrome.
Although there are similarities between eating chocolate and hard drug use, researchers believe that chocolate addiction is not a true chemical addiction. While chocolate does contain potentially mood-altering substances, these are all found in higher concentrations in other less appealing foods such as broccoli. No one would suggest broccoli could be physically addictive as with the hard drugs.
The smell, the taste, the texture, and the emotional high that some people get from chocolate help to create an extremely powerful craving that has a negative effect on the other parts of life. In some cases, chocoholics get emotional satisfaction from eating chocolate, using it to soothe themselves and cover up other problems, loneliness, depression and anxieties in their lives
“Thank you so much Peter. It is sixteen months I have been off chocolate and sweets. I have lost weight, and I have never felt like this in my life. I will always appreciate your help.” Kind Regards, Sylvia X Chocoholic. Perth WA. (Sylvia was featured on TV as an incurable chocolate addict, who ate chocolate and sweets for breakfast, lunch and dinner, until she visited Peter Zapfella for one break-through session)
You need never suffer from the debilitating effects of addiction again, there is a better way.
Peter Zapfella has created a range of specific therapies, using Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Emotional Alignment Therapy and advanced Hypnotherapy methods in Darwin, Bali, Singapore, Cebu (Philippines) and Mandurah (Perth) and soon in Jakarta to overcome the root cause of chocolate dependency in just one session. He brings with him more than 20 years passionate experience, and thousands of past successful and happy clients.
BOOK YOUR INDIVIDUAL SESSION NOW in DARWIN, PERTH, BALI and SINGAPORE
Please indicate your location and the nature of the personal challenge/s you wish to change. Your phone number will enable Peter to discuss your particular issues with you and give an appropriate fee estimate.