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?

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