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Free at last,
This review is from: Chocolate Busters: The Easy Way to Kick Your Addiction (Paperback)
For years I wanted help to stop my chocolate binges. In last two years I had become quite seriously ridiculous and had gained several stone. I don't know how I finally heard about this book but I immediately ordered it from my library and, two days later, it arrived.
Brilliant, it's all about having the genuine desire to stop - TICK
wanting to quit without pain - TICK
feeling good about myself for having the common sense to stop this "junk drug" - TICK
I haven't touched chocolate since I started the book and I still don't have the slightest desire to either. I am loving being free.
Until now I thought stopping smoking in 1998 was hard but "giving up" (ie not continuing to damage myself) chocolate would be impossible. I mistakenly thought it was possible to be physically addicted to chocolate and that the withdrawal symptoms would be horrible and the will power needed immense.
However, unlike smoking, there are no physical symptoms and this book works because it makes you not want to eat chocolate. Willpower is only needed if you try to deny yourself something you want and you won't want chocolate. It really is that easy.
Of course there are "trigger times" when you think of it but then I remember how I searched for help for years and put on several stone and risked diabetes and heart disease. I remember the slave children and the marketing aimed at us from such a young age. Most of all I remember the brainwashing and the propaganda surrounding chocolate and I am so glad to be free from it all.
Some joker is trying to charge £71 on Amazon for this book at the time of writing - try your local library.
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Initial post: 2 Jun 2011 10:29:58 BDT
R. E. Kandler says:
Excellent review, except for your last sentence - if the book is as life-changing as it seems to be, then I do think the author deserves a sale (especially as the reader should end up saving quite a lot of money on chocolate!). You're right though that people shouldn't be trying to flog it for £71 - there's a lot of that goes on on Amazon, I'm afraid.
Posted on 27 Oct 2013 22:32:07 GMT
A Friendly Face says:
Update: October 2013 and I am back on the chocolate (big time). Not so life changing I'm afraid!
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jun 2014 22:31:42 BDT
Bless you... chocolate (or rather, sugar and fat combined) is soooo addictive. How did it happen? Maybe there's something we can learn from your experience.
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jun 2014 22:39:08 BDT
A Friendly Face says:
I don't think I can answer this. I shall try and think about what happened and why but I think it was too long ago unfortunately. I still eat the darned stuff I'm afraid.
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