I have this love of chocolate. I have written about it before and have been seeking to tame it. In the process I have learned a thing or two.
Eating vs. Savoring
- Eating: For those who love chocolate you know what it is like to have a chocolate craving when one can devour a whole dark chocolate bar with hazelnuts all by yourself with no problem. Or maybe it is the Snickers you sneak into your groceries at the store and eat before reaching home. Eating chocolate entails trying to satisfy oneself with the quantity of chocolate consumed and the mere feelings and rush of the moment. .
- Savoring: When you are on a diet and are being strict about sugar and chocolate intake eating chocolate is absolutely out of the question. This is where savoring chocolate comes in . . . Try taking one small square of chocolate and letting it melt in your mouth. Enjoy the flavor, the consistency, the pleasure of the taste. When savored and enjoyed to the full one small square really IS enough to satisfy even the most worst chocolate addict. Only when truly savored do we get to enjoy chocolate to the fullest. Not to mention the feeling of pleasure knowing we haven’t just succumbed to an unhealthy chocolate rush. But have rather enjoyed the true flavor we so admire, and are able to leave it at that. .
How about you, how do you enjoy chocolate and deal with your chocolate addiction? !