Everyone likes a sweet treat once in a while. But if you can’t get through the day without a chocolate fix, it’s possible that you have a problem.
Some researchers believe that the release of endorphins brought about by consuming chocolate creates a physical dependency to obtain that mood high again and again, thereby suggesting it is possible to be addicted to chocolate.
Any way you look at it, your addiction to chocolate is definitely real and very hard to resist if you have become accustomed to consuming it. If you have uncontrollable cravings for chocolate, these may be some of the signs:
You feel “conditioned” to need it at certain times of the day (the post-lunch afternoon dip being one good example).
You salivate more in the presence of chocolate, or at the thought of it.
You feel negative or anxious without it, and feel better for having it.