Chocolate, You’re A Hard Habit To Break

habitual eating

Of all the things that I’ve eaten for non-hungry reasons, it’s my chocolate habit that’s stuck with me for the longest.

The truth is, chocolate and I have a long history. From the days of climbing to the top shelf in the larder to steal a few chunks of my dad’s chocolate ration, through to devouring entire family size blocks of dairy milk when I was an unhappy 85kg/190lb, chocolate has been my friend, my companion, my loved one…and my enemy.

Although I’ve often turned to chocolate when I’m sad, lonely, upset or angry…it’s my habit of eating chocolate every evening that’s stuck with me the longest.

Samuel Johnson said “The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken”, and it’s true that habitual eating is often something you’re not aware of until the habit feels like it’s set in stone.

For as long as I can remember, I simply had to eat chocolate after dinner every night. It didn’t matter what I’d eaten, whether I was full, hungry or out for dinner, still the evening wasn’t complete without my chocolate. And I don’t just mean a chunk or two. I’m talking entire bars of chocolate!

So, what exactly is habitual eating compared to the other forms eating for non-hungry reasons, emotional eating and mindless eating? And how to you break an eating habit that’s not supporting you?

Watch this week’s video to discover how to deal with your chocolate habit (or any other eating habit!).


Now we’d love to hear from you. Do you have a chocolate habit like me, or have you realised you eat somewhere or something else out of sheer habit?

Leave a comment below and tell us about it! We’d love to know.

Thank you for reading, watching and commenting! See you next week!

P.S. In case you didn’t see the entire 4-part series:

1. Introduction to eating for non hungry reasons

2. How to deal with emotional eating

3. How to stop mindless eating


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4 thoughts on “Chocolate, You’re A Hard Habit To Break

  1. Donna, your story is such an inspiring one. I especially love seeing your photos and how you’ve transformed yourself! Fabulous!

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