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Kick Chocolate Addiction With Exercise!
Chocolate Lovers Love Chocolate...
Many people say that they love chocolate so much that they're addicted to it. And why wouldn't they be? Whether the stuff is white, milk, or dark--it's delicious!
If you think that you're one of those chocoholics who can't go a day without your fix of this luscious, dark, light or somewhere-in-between, sweet candy--then listen up! There's hope for you!
Researchers at the University of Exeter in the UK did a study involving 78 people who regularly ate chocolate to see what could help break the habit--or lessen the craving.
Chocolate Addiction: What Researchers Found!
They divided a group of chocolate lovers into four sub-groups. For two days before the study began, the participants ate no chocolate.
Two of the groups then walked on a treadmill for 15 minutes while two groups rested. Then half of each group was given a demanding task--the others a cushy job. All of them had big bowls of chocolate on their desks, readily available for munching.
Guess what happened?
Chocolate Addiction: The Study's Outcome
The group that exercised ate half the amount of chocolate as the group that didn't. And it didn't matter if they were on the team that got the cushy jobs or the team that got the more strenuous ones. Either way, if they exercised they ate less chocolate...
This lead the researchers to conclude, from this study and from others that they conducted, that exercise does cut the craving for chocolate!
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