I'm with you, Nikki and San! Unless you have a food intolerance, it is completely stupid to cut out a food or food group. You need carbs for energy!! People say if you eat too many carbs you gain weight, not to eat carbs after 5pm etc etc. Hello, if you eat too much of ANYTHING, carbs, protein, fats, alcohols, you will gain weight!!! It's silly silly!
I still have chocolate at least twice a week, I work it into my kilojoules! People that freak out about having 2 chocolate biscuits in 1 week need to realise that that's a damn good effort!!! The more you restrict something in your diet, the more you crave it! So deny yourself nothing
I do agree though, that if you have an addictive personality (ie you buy a block of chocolate and can't just stop at a couple of squares), you need to eliminate the temptation, but you need to learn to live with it eventually!!!