There’s no denying it, I have a sweet tooth. For years, my cravings for candy felt like an obsession. I fell prey especially to my fondness for chocolate, milk or dark. It made no differences, if it was in the house then it called my name until I crumbled like a rag doll as I tore away the wrapper to silence the little beast. Then all was good…or was it?
What I discovered about myself was not really a craving so much as a conditioning of my mind. I told myself, I couldn’t have it because it was bad for my diet. This made me ‘want’ it more and more and more.
After years of struggling with this issue, I decided to allow myself the simple indulgence of a piece of chocolate every day with no guilt. I ate a ‘fun size’ piece of candy even if I wasn’t craving it. Before long I noticed my craving for chocolate had all, but vanished.
Oddly, though when I go to the grocery store I always want to buy something sweet. I never know what kind of candy I want. Is this a craving or my mind playing tricks? I find every time I get this overpowering sense, I go straight to the candy aisle and look across the row of shelves stocked piled with delicious yummies. I pace up and down the aisle, stopping to look at a bag of candy or two or three or until my need for something sweet passes.