Ever since I’ve started working out (its been about a week or so) and eating more plants, I haven’t wanted chocolate so much anymore. Last time I had chocolate was Monday. Yummy gooey lava cake! Oooo…..
Anyway, even now, when I’m thinking about it, I have a desire to taste it, but not that overwhelming need. Two weeks ago, I was LIVING for chocolate, eating a least a candy bar every day. And if I needed chocolate I would pace the house until I found some. But now, that need is ebbing away. Its weird: I’m in the middle of my PMS and normally I’d be craving chocolate and feeling cranky. Instead I feel fine. Looking forward to eating my rice noodle salad for lunch. Going to the gym tonight, gonna walk and run for a while. Maybe all those endorphins from exercize are replacing the effect the chocolate has. (Here’s some trivia: did you know that chocolate has trace amounts of THC–the active
drug in marijuana–in it? No wonder I always crave potato chips after eating a milky way.)
If I could remember where I found that source I’d post it….I’ll look for it, and post it in an edit when I find it.
PS: okay I did some internet reading. I must correct myself. Chocolate does not contain THC. It has a bunch of happy chemicals in it, but the one that I was thinking of is lipid anandamide which is chemically similar to THC and activates the same receptors. Here’s the link! : http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/neuro/neuro04/web1/kcoveleskie.html