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April 17th, 2014 3 comments


“Chocoholic” – that was my nickname as a kid, and it was an appropriate one since chocolate was the only form of dessert I ate. I can attest to the fact that there is no sweet comfort food quite like chocolate. Seriously though, think of how often you have heard your friends or people in general state something along the lines of “I’m craving something sweet right now,” and they end up eating chocolate, or how many times they express that they “need a piece of chocolate!” We frequently feel these cravings in everyday life and normally do not question them, but do you ever wonder whether there is another reason or force pushing you to crave food, especially sweets and if so, how do you get it to disappear? The answer can actually be you, as demonstrated in the Werthmann et al. study “Attention Bias for Chocolate Increases Chocolate Consumption – An Attention Bias Modification Study.”

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