I think I may need to explain things a little more.
What I'm hoping to do is ditch the diet, and live a life free of 'rules' about what I can or can't eat (i.e. no food is 'forbidden', 'good' or 'bad'). By trying to follow certain principles such as tuning in to my eating, having food only when I'm hungry, stopping when I'm satisfied, eating what I want, and putting it on a plate (to name a small few), my aim is to allow my body to adjust to what it needs and hopefully, I'll never consider dieting again.
It says on the website for Beyond Chocolate that:
"Beyond Chocolate encourages women to consider their physical and emotional well-being from various angles including what they eat, why they eat, when they eat, how they eat, exercise, body image, self esteem and more. And you won't just lose weight, you will enjoy eating the foods you like and never have to deprive yourself again!"
To be honest, I probably don't need to lose weight (well, not much - I'm in my normal weight range for my height but like many women, I wish I was "just half a stone less"), so that's not really my aim, but I definitely need to stop worrying about it.
I'm hoping that I can have my cupboards stashed with yummy foods like chocolate (but only the nicest kind), cake, crisps and greek yogurt and honey (okay, that needs to go in the fridge or it will go off) and not feel that just because they're there, I have to eat them all at once (because while they're there, they're just going to keep tempting me until I give in anyway, right? And then I'll go on a diet after I've eaten them all, right? See how it develops?).
The point is that with a mentality that tells me I can eat anything I like whenever I'M HUNGRY for it, rather than one that says some foods are out and some foods are in, I can concentrate on the rest of my life, not just what I'm putting in my mouth. And that is why I want a life 'beyond chocolate' - there is no refusal to include it in my diet, because I enjoy it, but it's not the be all and end all, either (which 'diet mentality' leads us to believe').
So bring on the chocolate - I don't need to pig out on it and then feel horrendously guilty, because it's allowed.
See Sophie Boss and Audrey Boss eating chocolate here!