It’s a Vicious Circle
Do you know the problem?
You can feel you’ve gained weight . You’re feeling a bit depressed because of it. (You don’t want to buy a new pair of trousers again!) And then you console yourself with some chocolate and a bag of crisps you found in the cupboard. Of course, it makes you feel better for a short while. But then you discover that you’ve gained even more weight.
This is what we call a vicious circle—in German it’s a “Teufelskreis”.
It’s a “continuing unpleasant situation, created when one problem causes another problem that then makes the first problem worse”, according to the Cambridge Dictionary.
How do I get out of this vicious circle? I don’t have any crisps in the house—only chocolate! And you?