It's no secret to those who know me that I adore chocolate. It's an addiction, really; I can't let a day go by without having some, which is starting to become a bit of an issue now that my metabolism seems to be slowing down. Will that sad fact keep me from my craving? No way.
I've had this obsession with chocolate all my life, but it didn't get to be as bad as it is until I was pregnant with my second child. After my first pregnancy, where I watched what I ate with so much dedication I would get headaches whenever I thought of food, I decided that with my second pregnancy I could relax a little. And I did. Well...a lot.
With my first pregnancy I ate chocolate only rarely, but with my second I ate it every single day, and I've carried on with that habit for almost three years. I feel like chocolate is more of a necessity now than a treat. It calms me down when I'm having a bad day (or at least I imagine it does), and I can always find excuses to buy more: I did some writing today. I'll celebrate with chocolate! or My husband and I had an argument this morning. I'll feel better if I eat some chocolate. or The kids won't stop fighting. Better stuff my face with chocolate so I don't lose my mind. There's really nothing that chocolate can't fix!
Are you addicted to chocolate, too? What's the one food item you feel you can't live without?