How I Lost Weight Eating Chocolate
My Path To Sweet Destruction
As a child I always remembered our house being full of sweet snacks everywhere. In the refrigerator, in the cabinets, in the drawers, and many other places. Cookies, cupcakes, pies, candy bars, cakes, and the like. It was just a way of life for us and as a kid I thought it was normal. As I grew older, I continued to indulge in sweet snacks constantly. Just like my parents before me, I made sure that my household was filled to the brim with sweet snacks everywhere. I was more afflicted than anyone else in my house when it came to sugary treats. I was like a drug addict. If there weren't any sweets in the house when I returned from work, I would be very upset. Even though I had just come off of a long, exhausting, 12 hour shift, it wasn't enough to stop me from leaving the house once more just to buy more sweets.
It was getting pretty bad but I still thought it was normal. On the outside looking in, you would probably say I had a problem, I just didn't see it that way. I was a hard working man, and why shouldn't I be able to enjoy the things I like. I would stop at a convenience store every day on my way to work, and I had to buy at least two things. Maybe one candy bar and one brownie, or one pack of cookies and one cupcake. If it wasn't two snacks I felt like it wasn't going to be enough. I repeated the same thing at lunch. I would eat the lunch my wife packed for me, but I would go down to the vending machines and buy two more sweet snacks to go with it. Then, as I mentioned before, I would want more sweets when I returned home in the evening.
I did this every day for years.
Then Came The Reality Check
I continued to gorge myself with sweet snacks for many years. I never gave it a second thought. It was still second nature to me, and I felt that I deserved that because I worked hard.
Well now, I was getting older, and I started feeling weird every day. I started having these weird symptoms come and go every other week. I was still eating sweets the same amount of times a day. I never thought that they could be causing me a problem. Then, we discovered that my father had become a diabetic, which was a huge eye opener for me. Unbelievably, my mother developed diabetes shortly after my father did, and that was a serious wake-up call. My family started looking at sweets differently, and my wife, who had never said a word all these years, started voicing concerns about us quitting sweets. In particular, me. I was the worst offender of them all.
She convinced me to get a check up, which I reluctantly agreed to. At the doctor's office, I was told that my blood sugar was at a very concerning level, which frightened me. I was also 50 pounds over my suggested weight limit, which worried me as well. I was working so many hours a day and so busy at my job, I never imagined that my health was in jeopardy. I mean, I didn't feel fantastic every day, but if I was able to get through the day, it was fine to me. But now, sitting at the doctor's office, I realized for the first time that I had a serious problem. Considering the amount of sweets I had consumed over the years, I started to wonder why I wasn't a full blown diabetic already.
So the doctor visit was vital. Now I had a better understanding of why I was having strange symptoms, and now I had finally received a major reality check. I was on the road to diabetes, and that was a road that I did not want to travel.
My Continuing Struggle With Sweets
So now, I had received a warning from my doctor, my parents were both diagnosed with diabetes, I was 50 pounds overweight, my wife wanted me to slow down on sweets, and I was having crazy back and forth symptoms. You would think this would be enough to make me quit sweets right?
In spite of all the above, I still continued to struggle quitting sweets. I had only been eating sweets from when I was a teenager to my late 30's. No biggie, right? Not for me. I would still sneak off on my own and get candy bars, cookies, cakes, or whatever else. Some days I would have less, but I still consumed some kind of sweet snack every day. It wasn't as easy as it sounded to just give up sweets, and after doing some research online, I discovered that being addicted to sweets can be just as strong as being addicted to drugs. I never knew sugar was that powerful, but obviously it kept me strung along.
The final straw for me was when one day I looked at a picture my daughter had taken of us on her smart phone. She showed it to me, and I was appalled at my appearance. I looked overweight, unhealthy, and unhappy. I looked in the mirror right after that and I realized that I had to change. I didn't want to be a diabetic, I didn't want to be miserable, and I didn't want to look like I looked. I knew it would be difficult, but I had to find a way to kick this sweet habit and lose this unhealthy weight once and for all.
Chocolate, My Saviour
I had to find a substitute for the sugary snacks I had been eating most of my time on earth. I tried fruit, but it didn't suppress my desire for sweets. I even started exercising on the weekends when I had time, but my craving for sweets remained. I tried some of the supplements you find in the health aisle at Walmart. One of them seemed like it was having somewhat of an effect on my cravings, but I didn't like the way it made me feel overall. Besides that, it was very expensive, and I would have to buy it probably once a week, so it didn't seem like a good solution for me. In the meantime, I was still sneaking a candy bar here and there. I wasn't buying them 3 times a day anymore, but I still had cravings every single day. I battled the cravings the same way a drug addict battles withdrawal symptoms, through sheer will and determination. It was harder than I thought it would be.
After a while, it seemed like I would never find a good solution. I started to feel like I was just going to succumb to these urges and become a full blown diabetic.
Then, seemingly out of the blue, I learn of this supplement from a friend on the West Coast. We were just randomly talking about things we were doing, and he tells me he just joined this vitamin company as a sales rep. I asked him how it was going and he said it was the "most successful endeavor" he has ever been a part of. That statement really caught my attention. I asked him what the products were and he said there were a few, but the most successful product for him was the weight loss chocolates.
Weight Loss Chocolates? Of course, I was stunned to hear this.
I asked him to please elaborate on this product and he did. It almost seemed too good to be true that he was telling me about this product at this particular time. I wanted to know more information and he gave me a website. Of course, I made a beeline to it, and when I arrived on the page, my jaw just dropped to the floor. It was just too uncanny that I was looking for something to help me beat the sweet cravings, and help me lose weight, and it looks like it was sitting right in front of me on my computer screen.
I read over the information on the website about the product, and it didn't take me very long to make a decision. Within 10 minutes I jumped up, grabbed my wallet, pulled out my credit card, and quickly plopped right back down. I've never made such an impulse buy so quickly in my entire life, but this was different. My health and quality of life were on the line so I felt it was worth trying. I didn't have anything to lose. I had tried so much other crap and wasted money in the process. I ordered a box of the weight loss chocolates without any reservations. Also, because it was recommended by a good friend I felt it was a safe bet.
Skip ahead a few days later, and the product finally arrived by mail. I was very excited to give this a try. I mean, come on, chocolates that help you lose weight? The next day, I took one before heading off to work. They are round, chewable, chocolate wafers that taste very good. When you take one, it's almost like you're cheating on your diet, but in my case, that's good. Immediately upon taking one of the wafers, I realized that this may actually work.
After a little while, the first thing I noticed was that my energy level was high. Usually I might have an energy shot or a coffee to help with that. When I don't have anything, I"m usually dragging the whole morning. Now, I was fully energized without anything. I was loving this. My mood was great, I was feeling happy and peaceful, and I just felt unbelievably recharged. So far, so good. As the hours passed, I didn't even realize that lunch was coming. Usually, I'm so starved by the first two hours I can't fully concentrate on my work, but today, I just kept on working, and I had no cravings whatsoever. Whoa!! Furthermore, for the first time in many, many years, I had no desire for anything sweet. I couldn't believe this!!
I didn't feel any strong hunger, and when it was time for lunch, I didn't even want anything. I skipped my own packed lunch and went to the catering truck for a salad. I didn't even finish the salad and it was in a small bowl. I was shaking my head in amazement because I don't even eat salad, not even at a restaurant. I didn't want any junk, my appetite seemed to automatically normalize. The chocolates were working. When I got home that same evening, I went right back to my laptop and ordered two more boxes. I have never felt so energized, so alert, and so fulfilled. I understood now why my friend was doing so well with this product.
I continued to eat the chocolates on a daily basis, weekends too. These weight loss chocolates were a part of my everyday routine now. After being on the chocolates for about two weeks, I decided to step on my scale, which I hadn't used in a long time. To my complete surprise, without exercising or doing anything else besides eating the chocolates, I had lost 15 pounds....AMAZING!!!
Me, the guy who had eaten sweets consistently for over 20 years, the guy who was 50 pounds overweight, the guy who thought he could never beat the sugar rush cravings, had lost 15 pounds, in 2 weeks, by eating chocolates. Ridiculous!!
I felt so much better than I had in many years. My energy level was amazing, my skin was smoother, my hair texture was better, and I was sleeping soundly every night. I never thought a small, chocolate wafer could change my life, but that's exactly what this product has done, changed my life for the better.
Today I have lost a total of 30 pounds, and I am sure that I will lose the other 20 to get back to my recommended weight. To the ones who created this product, I say you have done an amazing job and you have given me a new lease on life. I may never be able to do for you what you've done for me, but for as long as you're in business, you will always have a customer in me for life.
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