Holidays vs. Will Power

York Peppermint Pattie

OK, I still plan to post my “Weigh-In Wednesday” segment later today, but I needed to take a moment to vent (scream) about my severe lack of control the past two weeks with regards to candy.

I have literally been consuming 50% of my daily calories in the form of sugary, processed treats. While delicious, this is a HORRIBLE habit and one that I thought I had broken many months back. Unfortunately, thanks to the over-preparation of many of my colleagues for Halloween visitors, there has been a surplus of “fun-size” and “minis” floating around my office that would make any dentist cringe (or celebrate, depending on their excitement on the profits from potential cavity fillings).

Yesterday alone, I had 2 mini milk chocolate Hershey bars, a mini Butterfinger, 2 mini York peppermint patties, and 2 fun-size bags of mini Reese’s peanut butter cups. Yeaaaaaaah. Over 500 calories of pure JUNK!

English: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Minis.

So, what’s the solution? How do I break this trend?

I’m consuming over 2,500 calories per week in pure candy (probably closer to 5,000, to be brutally honest), which is resulting in an utter stand-still in my weight loss and the cancellation of my sweat-filled workouts.

I can’t stop. Candy has become crack. How do I break through this bad habit?

How do people maintain their will power through the holiday temptations?

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

~ Tori

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4 thoughts on “Holidays vs. Will Power

  1. I was EXACTLY the same way. When I went on Weight Watchers, I ate all 24 of my points in chocolate every day. Nothing else! It was horrible. The solution is very hard, but doesn’t take as long as you’d think. You have to make yourself go off of all of it. Within a few days, you won’t have the cravings like you do now and it will be easier to “take it or leave it”. I don’t know of another way to break the addiction.

    • Ah, I can’t even fathom that! Chocolate is basically my sole purpose in life. Have you permanently eliminated it from your diet? Or you just broke the addiction initially by going “cold turkey” and now you don’t crave it as often?

      • That’s right… Just broke the addiction with a few days cold turkey and now allow myself a little bit a few times per week. It is very hard at first, but if you expect it to be hard like going off drugs you’ll be prepared for it. You can do it! It’s as if it resets your brain

  2. I completely understand. I have a HUGE sweet tooth as well. Don’t cut candy out completely or you will crave it constantly. Save it as a reward at the end of the day or week. Try drinking a ton of water and putting the candy out of sight. You can do it! Don’t stress!

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