Couples hide many things from each other, and that's never sweet. Well, at least now. study commissioned by the British Heart Foundation, has unearthed the lengths to which people go to conceal their chocolate eating habits from their partners. It all starts small, a piece here and a block there but before you know it the entire relationship has melted and its all because of the sweetest indulgence in the world.
"I tossed and turned, and when i opened my eyes I realized he was still awake, probably also craving" says *Jenny, mother of two who married her high school sweetheart. Like Jenny, many people in relationships hide their chocolate cravings and rather sneak out of bed pretending to be doing their midnight trip to the loo, but every trip needs a pit stop and for them it's at the fridge in the kitchen.
The study goes on to say that many of us have a secret stash of chocolate, with a quarter hiding their supplies in their drawer at work, a sixth in the bedside table and a tenth well away from their person in the glove compartment of their car.
Do you have a secret eating habit that your partner knows nothing about? Or perhaps they think you have it under control, little do they know that rattling sound under the pillow is not your daughter's toy that she left before you took her to bed.
"Some nights I literally have to create an emergency trip to the clinic or store for extra milk for the kids' breakfast in the morning, just so i can get an extra slab of my Lindt" says Mike. His wife thinks the world of him, regards him to be the sweetest man on earth, little does she know how accurate she actually is.
The big worry is that this sweet tooth leads to considerable weight gain and threatens your heart and relationship.
Do you make midnight trips to the kitchen? Hide some chocolate in the car? Do you have a secret binge when you're at work that your partner is not aware of? Share your sweet tale below...