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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Is this chocolate: http://www.consciouschocolate.co.uk/catalog/product/gallery/id/57/image/531/ okay as a treat now and then?

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raydawg 0 · May 13, 2014 at 12:49 AM

It's fine except the agave nectar is equivalent to high fructose corn syrup.

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by 457 · about 4 hours ago

Ok I am probably going to irritate some of you with a redundant question but there are so many contradictions on past postings I dont know what to believe. I have been migrating over to a paleo diet for the last 9 weeks and things are going VERY... (more)

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familygrokumentarian 0 · March 24, 2011 at 6:07 PM

All except for the very strictest folks indulge in chocolate, from everything I've read on PaleoHacks and in the blogsophere. The higher the percentage cacao content you can tolerate, the less the sugar, and the less the impact on your blood... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I'm a lean & healthy 27-year-old guy who's been eating paleo for two years. Typical day I eat 1/3 lb of meat, 6 cups veggies, 2 cups fruit, 2 tbsp oil, 1/4 cup nuts. That's roughly 1.2Kcals, 43g protein and 20g fiber. I haven't eaten any junk food... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · August 10, 2014 at 3:36 AM

Was there soy lecithin in it? I have weird reactions to that ingredient, also toe curling foot cramps. Chocolate without it, I don't have the reaction.

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by 15 · about 4 hours ago

I tried paleo a while ago to little avail, but I'm jumping back inI feel great...energy is up and all, but I'm having some issues. Firstly, I recently started lifting more and cutting back on cardio. I LOVE it and feel so strong, but my fat loss... (more)

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DawnseyDoll 0 · June 19, 2014 at 5:05 AM

What really helps me is eating a larger protein packed breakfast. It gives me a great start for the day. I also eat every couple hours. This really helps me keep cravings down. Best wishes.

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I'm interested in dark chocolate. I like it. And have had the fancy stuff like green&black and dark chocolate brands, but where I'm at they only have up to 85%... I want darker. The only reason I haven't gotten something like a Baker's... (more)

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by 2302 · about 4 hours ago

More and more we hear about how dark chocolate has many health benefits. If one consumes Raw Organic Cacao Power (in a smoothie or something), does that contain all the health benefits without any added ingredients? (aka sugar, etc). Thanks! (more)

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samc 0 · April 18, 2014 at 4:12 AM

That is the basic ingredient in chocolate bars, etc. I like to grind it fresh from the nibs.

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

No dairy, soy lecithin, sugar, stevia ok.

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Paleoholic 0 · February 26, 2014 at 12:28 AM

Have you tried Enjoy Life chocolate chips? Alternatively, Scharffen Berger makes a 100% dark chocolate bar.

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by 4306 · about 5 hours ago

Is all cocoa powder alkalinized? I think this process removes the fat. Does pure natural cocoa powder exist with full fat or is this an oxymoron?

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Hawkeyes52 0 · August 13, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Cocoa powder is cocoa nibs with the fat(in this case stearic acid, which is a very healthy fat so you should consider eating just chocolate) pressed out mechanically. Alkalized cocoa powder is treated with an acidic substance(usually sodium... (more)

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by 1974 · about 5 hours ago

I typically eat 25g of of 85% chocolate daily. How much do you guys eat and is there any reason to avoid it if you enjoy it and are at a healthy weight?

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CD 0 · August 08, 2013 at 1:08 PM

I eat chocolate about twice a week, and it's usually two squares out of a mold I use. No clue how much that is, they are about the size of Ghirardelli but thicker. Here's a post from PHD that should answer your question:... (more)

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by 344 · about 5 hours ago

I tried looking this up but I didn't find anything. Has anyone experienced anxiety and depression from chocolate? On the days I eat 85% dark chocolate, I'm beginning to notice an increased incidence of depression and an inexplicable anxiety. It... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · July 12, 2013 at 1:39 AM

I've had similar side effects, so to speak, as they relate to anxiety. The caffeine and theobromine just don't let my thoughts sit still. When I get anxious, which is becoming less and less often as I eat less and less chocolate, I find that the... (more)

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by 271 · about 5 hours ago

Eating chocolate (72%> cocoa content) daily boosts hypervigilance. Meaning my focus becomes more narrow, I have an impending sense of doom (or something bad is going to happen) and my stress levels increase. Are there more people with the same... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · June 08, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Cocoa is very high in copper, and some the symptoms you describe have been linked to having imbalanced copper/zinc ratios. If you eat a lot of chocolate regularly in addition to other copper rich foods (eg liver), and do not also eat say oysters... (more)

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by 15 · about 5 hours ago

Hello! I am female 23, been paleo for about a year. Everything has been great, happy with the way I look and my weight. Only about 2 weeks ago I started having intense chocolate craving, not those that-time-of-the-month usual cravings but I mean... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · May 13, 2013 at 9:41 PM

my weight can fluctuate up to 5 lbs in one day. it's not surprising if you had such a small amount of food. meat/veggies/fruits weigh more than a few bars of chocolate.

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by 351 · about 5 hours ago

I was just wondering if all the "paleo" muffins, breads, etc. that I see online (and make) are all that healthy... I know they have to be better than bread but it seems like eating chopped nuts, berries, shredded coconut, dried bananas, and dark... (more)

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CoconutBliss 0 · May 07, 2013 at 3:20 AM

Grok would have eaten any damn thing that was put in front of him especially if it was a highly palatable, delicious treat. The thing is, he had no access or means to these things. How would he get his hands on a packet of almond... (more)

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by 518 · about 5 hours ago

I live a Paelo life style due to being celiac. I have been feeling great lately. Last night I really wanted something sweet so I bought dark, dark chocolate. I only had a small bar. Last night this is what happened: Hardly slept at... (more)

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andrea_15 0 · April 20, 2013 at 1:53 AM

I just googled (kick myself I normally always do it) and it says that Lindt chocolate contains barley so has gluten so there's my answer. Oh well now I know.

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by 3 · about 5 hours ago

Hi all, Will a 2"x2"x2" chocolate tin box fit a single double stuffed chocolate covered oreo cookie? I get to buy a chocolate tin box from Tinbox6 I measured my spinnerleaf mold and it looks like it'd be a tight fit but would work. When I've... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · April 12, 2013 at 4:17 AM

Yes, if you make the cookie out of sweet potato and steak.

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by 10 · about 5 hours ago

Hey Y'all. I'm 18 years old and had acne since around age 14. Switching to a paleo diet a year ago and realizing some food intolerances has cleared it up about 85% maybe. But I've noticed recently that when I start drinking coffee again (just... (more)

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norwegian_girl 0 · April 07, 2013 at 5:26 PM

yes, probably the high content of caffein that triggers acne. I started with paleo to get rid of acne. I had to quit drinking coffee because of the breakouts I get from it.

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by 421 · about 5 hours ago

Hi! So while in general I am a pretty active person (running, spinning, weight training, yoga, etc. 5x/week), I've only hit the gym 2x this week.. and yet every day this week I have wanted to sit down with a huge bowl of pasta and butter (a meal... (more)

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DH 0 · March 08, 2013 at 4:18 AM

protein deficiency. it gives you cravings for oddly everything BUT protein i.e. carbs, caffeine, fat, junk foods. eat a few sirloin steaks or chicken breasts and you'll be good. keep the protein up

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by 11683 · about 5 hours ago

I love drinking unsweetened cocoa in hot water, and eating the odd bit of dark chocolate. My throat is always a bit sore afterwards, why might that be? Something irritating about chocolate?

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · February 06, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Dave Asprey of Bulletproof coffee fame suggests that mycotoxins (aka mold) can be a problem with chocolate. You may want to experiment with higher quality sources and see if that helps. (more)

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by 321 · about 5 hours ago

I was browsing some chocolate craving questions and the inevitable "you're low on magnesium!" answers come up. I'm NOT low on Magnesium because I take my tolerance dose each night as NaturalCalm fizz. After dinner but before bed is when I feel... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · January 28, 2013 at 8:18 PM

I love natural calm for when I need help sleeping, but not sure I'd assume that because you're taking it every night, you're not low on magnesium. I would try another form, like unbuffered mag glycinate, for a few weeks and see if that cuts back... (more)

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by 3742 · about 5 hours ago

Not the most paleo food but PHD still does recommend a small amount. I eat Lindt 85% chocolate bars most days. I typically eat 20-50% of a bar over a day. That's 2-6 squares. Do you all think that's a lot? How much do you typically eat? It feels... (more)

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Anon_17 0 · December 21, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Your appetite for it will probably diminish when you had enough. Regarding whether to have it with milk or without, I can have higher amounts when I consume it with milk. There is actually some controversy over whether it's better to have it with... (more)

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by 20 · about 5 hours ago

I mean these both have phytic acid, and anti-nutrients...wouldn't they cause nutrient deficiencies, especially in those with acne?

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Uje 0 · November 29, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I have a sensitive skin on [the left side of] my face due to a moderate burning [via acids] a year ago; Acne is an after effect of this and was diagnose by a dermatologist. I ate 100g of Lindt 90% cocoa with 100g of pistachios all in one go last... (more)

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by 40 · about 5 hours ago

dark chocolate is my "treat"... i enjoy a few small bricks nightly, maybe 5 nights a week. this has been my ritual since ditching grains and other junk foods. yes, i know that the sugar content is an issue here, so we don't need to visit that... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · November 13, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Chocolate (like coffee) increases gut motility, so that could make your stools softer. If your reaction is strong, it's also possible you have an intolerance.

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by 1876 · about 5 hours ago

Am I the only one to find that when I crave something completely non-paleo in a bad way and then cave in and it isn't as good as I thought it should be or remembered it as being? For example last night I had a glass of my favorite red wine,... (more)

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Canis_Minor 0 · November 27, 2012 at 6:52 PM

It's very difficult to disentangle our emotional relationships with food, whatever they happen to be. I'm oversimplifying a bit, but the gist of the science says that our earliest memories and associations are made largely from the amygdala part... (more)

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by 1021 · about 5 hours ago

the only way I like drinking milk is in the form of chocolate milk. but cocoa apparently contains a lot of phytic acid.

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Jamie_14 0 · November 03, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Phytic acid (also called ip-6) is an inositol precursor, and anti-carcinogen. If you consume it seperately from mineral rich foods, and do so irregularly, Id consider it health promoting.

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by 45 · about 5 hours ago

The paleo autoimmune protocol cuts out nightshades, nuts, seeds and eggs. Coconut is technically a nut so is it allowed? What about cocoa which is technically a bean?

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areyousuchadreamer 0 · October 24, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Coconut is not a true nut so it should be fine unless one has an allergy to it. Cocoa is a no, sorry to say. Also I would add dairy and NSAIDs to your autoimmune protocol avoid list as they also can be gut irritants. It has been hard for me to... (more)

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