I can't live without chocolates!

Jul 10, 2012, 06:34 IST | Dear Diana

Dear Diana, I'm a 26-year-old woman who is a glutton when it comes to chocolates. I used to be health conscious but since my dramatic breakup with my boyfriend of seven years. I've taken to sinful chocolates

It appeared okay initially but after several weeks of this hyper-indulgence, I’ve not only gained considerable weight but also feel terribly down most of the time — especially when I’m not having anything to chomp on!
— Persis

Illustration/ Satish Acharya

Dear Persis
There’s scientific evidence of a link between chocolate and mood. So your cravings are justified. People with depression eat more chocolate and apparently researchers have found no such relationship with other foods. You are considering it as comfort food. Too much of anything, however, is bad for health. Remember chocolates spell sugar so you might just land up with health problems like diabetes! Take control of your life. Don’t let your life be a mess due to that jerk who you broke off with. Remember he was not worth your love. Try curtailing your consumption though and for starters try switching to sugar-free chocolates till you can control the cravings. 

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