Chocolate and I may never be together again; an impossible thought I mean, I love chocolate, only good chocolate mind and the darker the better. It has to be smooth though not too bitter but with those deep undertones – and when I am feeling very naughty yes I do eat the milkier kind Galaxy and Green & Black’s Almond one.
But I don’t think I should be eating chocolate because it is bad for me, at least I think it is bad for me. Sometime ago now I read an amazing book on Depression called: Beating Stress Anxiety and Depression by Jane Plant and Janet Stephenson. In it there was a great discussion on controlling these three bug bears though nutrition.
So I took that on board. The most notable stimulant that increased anxiety and stress was caffeine so I cut it out. Caffeine occurs in all sorts of things and I successfully removed all coffee, tea and fizzy drinks such as Coke and Pepsi from my life. I also removed Dairy from my life because it clogged up the free movement of electrical pulses through my brain but there is always chocolate.
Chocolate contains only very small amounts of caffeine so technically I could use it as a very occasional treat on the caffeine side of things but on the dairy side there would be more problems. However, I am a resourceful person and I tracked down dairy free chocolate Moo Free and I still allowed myself dark chocolate: all should be well. But it is not.
Every time I start to eat a little bit of chocolate I get massive cravings to eat more and being a weak willed person I do and then it happens I turn into a monster and snarling snapping monster.
I thought at first it must be because I ate too much chocolate and was poisoning myself and then it dawned on me. It’s not the caffeine in chocolate nor is it the dairy in chocolate it’s the blooming sugar….
So I need to find a sugar free dairy free chocolate and guess what? They do one for all us chocoholics out there who can’t eat dairy or sugar: Plamil.
Now if this doesn’t work I really will know that chocolate and I will just have to part the ways…