May 25, 2010 2:21pm CST
I think chocolate has a will of it's own. It knows when you have been without for a time, or when your hormones flair. All of a sudden it's everywhere, in special studies, on the magzine covers, in the TV commercials and most important hanging out in the grocery store paths to catch you unaware. Have you met this insidious invader? If so can you resist or do you give in, telling yourself how good it is for your health?
• United States
27 May 10
I am able to resist the temptations of chocolate the majority of the time. However, when I am finishing my monthly cycle, I crave it like the dickens. I know that there are a lot of people that will crave chocolate prior to the monthly cycle, but for me it has always been at the end. So, I will treat myself to a candy bar or something like that occasionally because the rest of the time it is something that I could do without and it doesn't even tempt me in the store.
• Marion, Kansas
25 May 10
I have immunized myself to these attacks. I always have some chocolate on hand, and I find if I melt it very slowly in my mouth, a small amount is very satisfying. I do not have to go on a binge or eat excessive amounts. Chocolate chips in a trail mix with cranberries or cherries is really satisfying, or one Dove Dark Chocolate Promise is good. Melt M&M's in your mouth one at a time and you will find that only a few will fill the bill. This is what has helped me not to go overboard.
25 May 10
I can resist now, but when I was younger I found it very hard to resist it, and I ate so much.... now I have a few times where I really fancy it, but I don't eat it like I used, I will just have a couple of squares of chocolate or just 1 bar, and that is enough for me, but I know what you mean about adverts... there seem to be so many these days