Let's face it. One mars bar, or one turkish delight isn't going to make you fat. I see plenty of thin people eat chocolate.
The problem is TOO MUCH chocolate.
Allow yourself one chocolate bar a week, 1 bar. I mars, 1 snickers, 1 bar. Now if you want to keep in in the fridge and just have a bite now and then... great. If you want to eat it all at once, that's fine too. But that's IT!
I am lucky I live a long way from town, so I just buy the one and that's it for me, I am not going to drive all that way for 1 chocolate.
After alot of trepidation, I have also switched to artificial sweetner in my coffee and on my cereal.
I was eating ALOT of sugar, and know how fattening it is. So, I cut it out altogether. It has really helped me.
But, I still have my one chocolate a week.
Funnily enough, some of the biggest, and best weightloss successes I have ever read usually say they have one treat a week, whether it be chocolate or something else.
By the way, I gave up smoking a pack a day (50) 3 years ago when I was 3 months pregnant with my second child.
God, it feels so good not to be completely controlled by something! Doesn't it? I haven't had a craving in years.