Posts Tagged ‘chocolate withdrawal’

Need chocolate on a drip?

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Dearest Chocoholic,

Chunk of Chocolate Rehab: " Need chocolate on a drip?" Sound like you? 

Chocolate for breaky, check, chocolate for lunch, check, chocolate for dinner, check, chocolate for the evening, check…. I understand totally, I had at times chocolate under my pillow, check, midnight chocolate check too!! LOL:)

You are not alone, I know many others laugh this off, but I don't I know how you feel!!! 

If you are ready for some help and support with your chocolate addiction, first you need to admit it yourself and then take it seriously enough to want to do something about it!  Your first action could be quite simply visiting my website: www.chocolaterehab.com and signing up for 30 chunks of Chocolate Rehab for free, to help you one chunk at a time! That's quite a bit of progress really!! 

Chat soon,

Love Carriexx

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How many chocolate bars does it take to make an addict happy?

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Dearest Chocoholic,

Chunk of Chocolate Rehab: " How many chocolate bars, does it take to make an addict happy? " 

I am often asked this question, as if I have some sort of unit system, like alcoholics do, which helps me to see if they are actually a chocoholic!  For me, this is beside the point actually, as we are all very very different, and it is not simply just about the amount rather and most importantly the reason why. 

 

So, for me to answer the above question, I would just say that for a chocolate addict it all depends on their mood, so it could be one bar, or it could be several! It depends on how much of an : " any time, any place, and anywhere addiction,' that they have.

 

For me, I used to wake up with chocolate wrappers underneath my pillow, I would have them in my desk, in my handbag, hidden in various secret locations, as I was mostly a secret eater to be honest. But really, I could eat chocolate whenever and wherever, to be honest. And it mostly did not make me happy, only very rarely was I happy from eating it!!! 

I would love to hear your thoughts about this, in the comments below, or email me: carrie@chocolaterehab.com

If you want more support and help whatever kind of chocolate addiction you might have, then visit:

www.chocolaterehab.com and sign up for free 30 chunks of Chocolate Rehab!

 

I am here to help! 

Chat soon,

 

Love Carriexxx

 

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Any emotions I went straight to chocolate….

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Dearest Chocoholic, 

Chunk of Chocolate Rehab: " When I experienced any emotions,  I would eat chocolate," can you relate?

 This is so very true, whilst it is not the case any more, chocolate was most certainly the first thing I reached for when I felt happy, sad, elated, depressed … er ANY FEELING!!!! It was chocolate all the way, in the same way that alcoholics or drug addicts, or even shopaholics would drink, use drugs or shop, chocolate was my drug of choice.. 24/7…

Eating chocolate every time, was like me being an extreme comfort eater, I just in huge denial just considered myself as a BIG LOVER of Chocolate, it was my best friend, I know this sounds a bit weird and it is quite embarrassing to admit this to be frank but I feel the need to be very honest! 

 

How do I now deal with any emotion? Do I still eat chocolate with every emotion?! I guess you might be wondering… Now, I am much more likely to feel the feelings whether good or bad and get support from close friends and family if I need more support, instead of just automatically going for chocolate, as I used to do. It's a process all of this, so do not feel overwhelmed if it feels way too much right now to eat less chocolate, that you are reading this post is a starting point. Always one chunk at a time with Chocolate Rehab, and awareness is key! 

If you want free support to help you right now, sign up for 30 chunks of Chocolate Rehab for free by visiting: www.chocolaterehab.com 

Chat soon,

 

Love Carriexxx

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I used to eat chocolate to make me feel better after being bullied..

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Dearest Chocoholic,,

Chunk of Chocolate Rehab: " I used to eat chocolate to make me feel better after being bullied at school. university and at work; well like everywhere," Can you relate?

Honestly, I was bullied for having blonde hair, having 'tree trunk legs,' for being into everything,  for being a vegetarian, for  being an animal lover, for being in the choir, or being a prefect, for my sense of humour, you name it,  I was bullied for it sadly! And honestly, it just made me go home again and again and just eat more and more chocolate :( 

 

Now, I am less bothered about what others think of me, as I have a much much stronger relationship with myself, and I accept myself just as I am, not that I am perfect, far from it but I do love and accept myself right now, which is a million miles away from how I used to be! 

 

Sadly, I still get bullied, I feel it's quite natural for people to just take out their insecurities and moods out on others, instead of taking any responsibility whatsoever for their lives! I get less and less affected by it now. 

Now, I just need to check that I am not being so frickin hard on myself, and being my own bully!!!  That's for another blog post!

 

If you are being bullied and you eat chocolate, I understand and remember that you are not alone, if you visit www.chocolaterehab.com you can sign up for more help and support with healing your chocolate addiction and handling any kind of bullying for FREE! 

Love Carriexxxx

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Addicted to chocolate but no quitter?

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Dearest Chocoholic,

 

Chunk of Chunk of Chocolate Rehab:  " Addicted to chocolate but no quitter?!

Can you relate? I know I can, if someone so much as mentioned that I would have to give up chocolate to get over my addiction, I would have just ran for the hills quite frankly or have just simply said that it was completely and utterly impossible and unrealistic for me to do so!

For me, at the heart of my Chocolate Rehab Programme is that I am encouraging chocolate not be banned, or that you do not quit it, although of course it is entirely up to you! What I am encouraging is that you balance out the role that chocolate plays in your life. For example: instead of always eating it, instead of dealing with your stress, looking at how else you can actually deal and not ignore your stress. As you look at dealing with your stress or other issues differently you will naturally find that you will be eating less and less chocolate! Honestly :)  For more support to do this, visit: www.chocolaterehab.com and sign up for my 30 free chunks of Chocolate Rehab:) x

Wishing you a lovely week-end,

Love Carrie xx

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Fear of failure?

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Dearest Chocoholic,

I wonder if you have been following the Austrailian Olympic Swimming in Adelaide recently? Maybe some of my Aussie followers? Can you tell I am a bit of a swimming fan? Well, Ian Thorpe, Australia’s most successful swimmer, mounted his comeback and bless his soul got so so close to qualifying for the Australian team for the London Olympics but he did not qualify…He got so so close but ‘failed.’ He put all his energy, efforts and soul on the line, he put everything and was just seconds away from qualifying for the semi-finals in either the 100m freestyle or the 200m freestyle.

 

And guess what he did discover? He discovered a love for something, swimming that he had lost during his years out of swimming, around 5,  after many years of being pheneomonally successful. He discovered that he still wants to continue swimming as he just loves it and wants to see what can happen as he develops further.. Interesting!!!

Carrie, what’s your point here? Aha, well you see I feel that many of you might not be taking your addiction to chocolate seriously as you are fearing that you might fail?mm does this resonate? I understand completely and you know you might well fail. Yep I just wrote that. You might ‘fail,’ ie get a completely different outcome that you expect, and?…

I know I have been there and done there and got many t-shirts during my rather extended journey in overcoming chocolate and you know I do have my odd challenges and moments when I have and need some chocolate, it is just that they are no longer as intense or as extensive…!

For me, I can provide you with a number of tools that you can draw upon, and hyou can apply them in your daily life; but as we all emotional beings and life happens there are no guarantees whatsoever as it all depends on how you respond to your own unique challenges in life! For example: what I personally have discovered is that as you learn each lesson, be it overcoming your addiction to chocolate or learning to love yourself more, another lesson magically appears; which is what life is all about!

So by embracing the prospect of ‘failure,’ and really acknowledging your fear of it, actually makes it less likely to happen and more likely that you will become successful at whatever it is you have set your heart on, and often it what you have set your heart on does not manifest in the way that you intended it to, something even better often does!

For example, as I made my way through my own ‘Chocolate Rehab,’ I ‘failed,’ and ‘failed,’ and ‘failed,’ throughout many months but each time I discovered invaluable feedback which I will be sharing with you in my forthcoming book such as the importance of a multi-level approach, ie not just looking at chocolate addiction from a mental or nutritional or even emotional level!! Yes, I screamed from the top of my lungs repeatedly at the time, yet now I see the gold in it!! 

 

So, I wholeheartedly invite you to fear your fear of failure and do it anyway! In this case, take your addiction to chocolate seriously and commit to overcoming it be it with Chocolate Rehab or something else, as you so deserve to feel and be happy which I honestly feel is the sole purpose of our lives!

As always, I look forward to hearing from you and I absolutely invite your questions and suggestions for blog posts which I will post and even coach you in; just email me at: carrie@chocolaterehab.com

Much love, light & giggles,

Carriexxx

 

 

 

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Moving from your head to your heart!

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

 

 

Dearest Chocoholic,
 
I was lucky enough to go to a ‘success in the city,’ women’s networking meeting yesterday at the Cube in Birmingham to listen to the awesome Dawn Gibbins, what an amazingly inspiring lady, am still I admit a bit gobsmacked!! She is such an incredible lady, who I am so grateful I have connected with! Omg:) Magic is indeed in the air!!!!
 
Listening to her business presention on helping women to be more authentic and to communicate from their hearts more and their heads less, really reminded me of a key aspect of the Chocolate Rehab Programme, which is the same; that is to listen to your heart more than your head.
As you start to become more conscious of your feelings in your daily life and then acknowledge and then listen to your feelings  will start to lessen their power over you! It’s a bit like until you acknowledge your feelings whatever they are and however painful they are, until you do they just keep on keeping on; and all it will do is make you feel worse and likely cause you to just eat more and more chocolate! 
 
A great way for you to connect with your feelings is to actually sit down daily for even just five minutes at the start of the day and five at the end of the day and journal your feelings about yourself and your life. As you start to do this, you can just simply respond to the following question in your journal: " how do I feel? "  As you repeat this process you can then start to respond to other questions such as: " How can I feel better? What do I need to help me to feel better? " Aha, I can hear you shouting at me: " Carrie, we just need chocolate…!" LOL!! 
 
If you find writing a lot in a journal a  bit of a challenge, or that it is just not for you, then consider texting or emailing yourself even if just simple words about  how you feel, even using your writing the words out  ie fed up, exhausted, frustrated, angry, controlled. and then turn it around and write down your ideas for how to turn this around; however random or challenging, or even far off that they might appear; it will help you to get back in touch with your heart and what your feelings are about yourself and your life on every level and help you see why you are eating so much chocolate! You can of course theme the entries into your phone, ie work, self, life, family, finance etc too.

The more you get this stuff down in your phone, or even by emailing it to yourself or in a journal the more your will be slowly able to manage your thoughts better, and start to allow your feelings to come through so that you can start to move through your addiction to chocolate!

 
 I am not at all anti-chocolate, as I have mentioned many times, what I am, is rather for you getting in touch with yourself and what makes you happy and following your heart and go for what you want in your life, without the seemingly constant need for a ‘chocolate top up.’
  
 Now, I would very much love to help you to admit and face your own fears about overcoming your addiction to chocolate so that you can  feel much better about yourselves and your life through my Chocolate Rehab Programme, so that you are tapping into your ‘inner chocolate,’ as I call it and feel so much more loving, accepting and supportive of yourself! I would love to help you to feel that your life is meaningful and help you be no longer a slave to chocolate too:) I would love for you to fall in love with yourself and your gifts instead of being madly dependent and in love with chocolate!! I am not anti-chocolate,rather I am interested in helping you balance out the role that chocolate plays in your life:) 
 
If you are serious to transform your life and your addiction to chocolate; then you can sign up for the first 3 of twelve modules on the Chocolate Rehab programme which are £10 each. These modules are ones which will be delivered in your inbox and be able to completed at your own pace and in your own time! I would suggest you buddied up with a friend to do it, as due to the price they are without me supporting you, so having one of your friends work through it with you and you could of course share the cost between you it would not only make it more fun, I would imagine it would make you both more successful!  http://chocolaterehab.com/choco-shop/
 
 
Alternatively you could opt for going for it big time and having x 4 45minute coaching sessions with me one-on-one, over a three month period, with unlimited email and text support! I would give you absolutely everything, to help support and encourage you through the Chocolate Rehab programme! Believe me, this will be an intense, fun and challenging option! It will be a highly transformative and fufiling one too:) This is £1000 ( British pounds) installments are available on request and a pre-Rehab questionnaire would be necessary to that I can ensure you are right for this very intensive option! If you are interested in this option, please email me directly at: carrie@chocolaterehab.com
 
There would be a buddying option, for this if you have a girlfriend you would like to be coached with, and then this would bring the cost down to £500, per Rehabee, (100% upfront payment) which would mean you would still have x 4 coaching sessions a month with me! You would have less time, so it would be 30minutes between you and you would still receive my support via email and text! Again, email me directly with any questions and also with this option you would need to  complete a pre-Rehab questionnaire.
 
 
If you have any questions you would like answered on the blog, or here, email me directly at: carrie@chocolaterehab.com and I will respond with your name changd if required!
 
 
 
Much love and light,

 

Carriexxxxx

 

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