Research Paper

Self-compassion, Well-being and Chocolate Addiction

Author: Anemari Emanuela Diac, Natalia Constantinescu, Ioana Irina Se fter, Elena Laura Raşia, Elena Târgoveţu
Titu Maiorescu University, Bucharest, Romania

Self-compassion may represent a useful approach to promoting a healthier body image and a more balanced diet. The need to consume chocolate comes from alimentary deficits such as the necessity to increase magnesium levels or in order to balance levels of neurotransmitters involved in regulating disposition, alimentary indigestion and compulsive behaviors (increase of levels of serotonin and dopamine). There is also a connection regarding the increase of desire to consume chocolate and the hormonal level. The research assumptions in this study are pointed out by the following questions: what is the association between chocolate addiction and self-compassion? What is the association between chocolate addiction and well-being?

Keywords: self-compassion, well-being, self-kindness, chocolate addiction, mindfulness, eating behavior