I was reading an article on the top ten psychology studies of 2010, when number five caught my attention:
As you might have guessed, I gave up chocolate in order to increase my willpower.
I did some calculations, and it turns out I usually eat about 600 calories worth of chocolate everyday. Probably even more when I’m stressed out. I’m not overweight, but 600 empty calories isn’t good for anyone.
I went cold turkey on Sunday. I still have two 40 oz bags of Hershey’s candy, and I’m debating whether I should throw them out or not. So far the only benefit I’ve noticed is that I feel more alert every morning - probably because I don’t go to bed every night hopped-up on sugar. OTOH, I’ve had a headache for three days now, and I’m wondering if it could the result of withdrawal from chocolate (is that even possible?).
There seems to be little reward in keeping this up except to satisfy my curiosity on the study of willpower, and the extra energy in the morning.
Should I continue not eating chocolate, or is it not worth the trouble?